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Do you like the selfie camera on Samsung’s current flagship phones?


Last updated: July 31st, 2018 at 14:05 UTC+02:00

Mid-range and budget Galaxy phones these days have up to 24-megapixel front-facing cameras. Meanwhile, Samsung is still using an 8-megapixel sensor for the selfie cameras on its flagship smartphones. Of course, despite the lower megapixel count, the flagship front cameras usually take better photos than the cameras on cheaper Galaxy devices thanks to higher-end sensor specs. But the front-facing camera on Samsung flagships is perhaps the least talked about whenever a new flagship is around the corner.

Selfies… selfies everywhere

Really, when was the last time you read a story on what the Galaxy Note 9 could offer when it comes to taking selfies? Sure, the Note lineup is for the professionals and business-minded folks, but it's not like the front camera is talked about much in the rumors that come out for upcoming Galaxy S flagships. And the reason for that may be the fact that the front camera doesn't get upgrades as often as other aspects of a top-of-the-line smartphone.

Samsung seems to stick to a two-year cycle for front camera upgrades. The 8 MP camera on the Galaxy S8 came two years after Samsung upgraded to a 5 MP front camera on the Galaxy S6. Samsung also made changes to aspects like sensor size and aperture and added software-based autofocus. In 2019, rumor has it that the Galaxy S10 will feature dual cameras at the front, which means we would see noticeable changes after a period of two years yet again.

What improvements would you like to see?

Samsung brought over the Galaxy S8 front camera to the Note 8 and the Galaxy S9. The same is likely to be the case for the Galaxy Note 9, and our question today is: Are you okay with the front-facing cameras found on Samsung's flagships phones today?

Do you think they perform well, or do you think there's room for improvement? What kind of changes would you like to see? Would a dual camera front setup make you happy, or do you think we also need more megapixels? We'd love to hear your thoughts, so go ahead and get a discussion started down in the comments section!

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