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You may be able to launch Galaxy S8 camera by pressing the power button twice

If you’ve been using Samsung smartphones for the past few years you may have become accustomed to pressing the home button twice in order to launch the camera quickly. However, now that we know that the Galaxy S8 isn’t going to have a physical home button, how will we go about launching the camera without having to unlock the handset first and then having to find the app?

An image of the Settings app open on a Galaxy S8 Plus has appeared online and in the “Advanced Functions” menu there’s an option which reads “Quick Launch para Cámara.” The entire text is in Spanish but if you run a quick translation in Google Translate this is what you get: “Open the camera by pressing the power key twice in a quick succession.”

So if the information obtained from this leaked image is to be believed, if you want to quick launch the camera on the Galaxy S8 or the Galaxy S8 Plus, you have the option to configure the power button to do so when it’s pressed twice in quick succession.

Samsung is due to unveil its new flagship smartphone next week on March 29.

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Wizky911
Wizky911

Confirmed

wpbogdan
wpbogdan

it’s trying to communicate!

billywongwashere
billywongwashere

This is how the nexus and pixel phones launches the camera

Only problem is that it will break the button like my home button on my s7 is playing up.

They should allow for rearranging the bixby button for the camera

Ishan Rishminda
Ishan Rishminda

RIP power button

gtone339
gtone339

Ya, bad spot to launch the camera app.

tailgunner9
tailgunner9

Can do that on my S7. Big Deal….

vassbak
vassbak

I am thinking of using the bixby button instead of power button.

nocturney
nocturney

Exactly what I was thinking about couple of days ago.
I love this feature so much on my S7 Edge, and was concerned how and if it will be accomplished on the new devices.