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Galaxy S8 expected to bring dual rear-facing cameras

by Killian Bell | August 30, 2016August 30, 2016 5:00 am PST

Apple’s next-generation iPhone may not be the only high-end smartphone with a dual-lens camera in 2017. According to a new report, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will also feature two rear-facing cameras, plus a much-improved 8-megapixel selfie camera.

“The primary camera will remain a 12-megapixel sensor as on current Galaxy flagships but will be accompanied by a 13 MP secondary sensor,” reports SamMobile, citing a reliable source who has previously claimed the Galaxy S8 will have a 4K display.

That secondary sensor is expected to help deliver greater depth of field effects and allow the Galaxy S8 to take better photos overall. Adopters will also be able to expect substantially better photos from the handset’s front-facing camera.

Samsung has been using 5-megapixel sensors on the front of its flagship smartphones for several years now, and while that’s certainly not bad, rivals have been doing better. However, it is claimed the Galaxy S8 will be upgraded to an 8-megapixel shooter.

Like the new Galaxy Note 7, the Galaxy S8 is also expected to get an iris scanner, allowing users to unlock the device simply by looking at it.

It’s obviously impossible to confirm these claims until Samsung makes the Galaxy S8 official, and we don’t expect that to happen until next spring. Even if they are accurate, then, there’s still time for things to change before the Galaxy S8 goes on sale.


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...