Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date, Specs and Features: Next Flagship to Have Dual-Camera Setup, UHD Display for VR Experience?
A source from China is claiming that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be packing a dual-camera setup at launch. Not only that, it will reportedly sport an ultra-high definition 4K resolution screen. If the rumor turns out to be accurate, the Samsung Galaxy 8 will be the first smartphone of its kind.Advertisement
The Chinese source told WCCF Tech that the Galaxy S8’s camera lens will be developed by Samsung Motors, aka SEMCO. Meanwhile, the smartphone’s 4K screen is intended to provide users with a more immersive VR experience.
The first reveal, though interesting, is still highly questionable. There have been numerous reports floating around claiming that Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus will also rock a dual-camera setup. Subsequent reports have proven otherwise.
One advantage of a dual-camera setup is that one lens could sport an optical zoom while the other could use a wide-angle display, allowing for a wider depth of field. CNet argued that the Galaxy S8 may end up with a dual-camera setup as other OEMs have begun installing the novelty feature on their flagship devices.
Moving on to the second reveal, it’s no secret that UHD displays eat up a ton of battery life. While nothing has been confirmed, expect the Galaxy S8 to come with a massive high-capacity dry cell.
Phone Arena believes that the handset will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 830 SoC. The chipset will be manufactured via the 10nm FinFET process, meaning it will be more powerful than previous Qualcomm chipsets, but less energy consuming.
This report should be taken with a wee bit of salt as the Galaxy S8 isn’t expected to arrive for another 9 months or so. Rest assured, we’ll keep you up to date with the latest rumors and leaks regarding Samsung’s next-gen flagship smartphone.
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