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Galaxy S8 tipped to come with 12+13 MP dual camera, new selfie sensor, and iris scanner

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Galaxy S8 tipped to come with 12+13 MP dual camera, new selfie sensor, and iris scanner
Remember those tips that Apple and Samsung are hard at work testing dual camera systems for their future phones? Well, Apple will most likely bring this idea to fruition in the iPhone 7 Plus that is about to be unveiled as soon as next week, while Samsung's dual camera effort has been up in the air until now.

No more, though, as a Weibo tipster with a good track record is claiming that Samsung will be employing a dual camera setup for the Galaxy S8 that is about to be unveiled in the spring, if history is any indication. The precise combo is said to be one 12 MP camera of Samsung's own making, likely similar to the one we have now on the S7, and a yet-unnamed Sony module with 13 MP resolution. This 12 MP + 13 MP set will likely allow for different depth of field focusing and low-light soaking shenanigans, as all dual camera setups are promising. 

The front selfie shooter is also rumored to get an upgrade in the form of an 8 MP sensor (against 5 MP in the S7), and, of course, the iris-scanning cam from the Note 7 is apparently making its way to the Galaxy S8 as well. You didn't think that Apple will out a dual-camera phone, and Samsung will want to be left behind now, did you? We have been getting mixed results from such combos in our camera tests, but can't wait to see how the two largest phone makers will be eventually employing the dual-camera trend in their upcoming flagships.

Galaxy S8 tipped to come with 12+13 MP dual camera, new selfie sensor, and iris scanner

source: I Ice Universe (Weibo)

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posted on 30 Aug 2016, 04:41 3

1. Finalflash (Posts: 3430; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Why can't Samsung copy the good parts of Apple's products instead of the gimmicks?

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 04:46 31

2. letosaw (Posts: 122; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


In reality Apple copied Huawei, LG, htc and now Samsung is following the trend.

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 04:48 4

3. thunderc8 (Posts: 98; Member since: 15 Dec 2014)


If you refer to the dual camera then Samsung didn't copy it from Apple, Apple doesn't even have a dual camera yet.
And it's not a gimmick I happen to have a LG G5 and it's wide angle camera is awesome when you want to take a close picture with many objects or the entire group with the scenery.
Dual camera is not a gimmick.

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 04:54 6

4. Finalflash (Posts: 3430; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


True, but until Apple decided to get on that they apparently didn't care enough. This is them copying Apple not who Apple copied.

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 04:55 4

5. Bm888 (Posts: 516; Member since: 06 Jul 2015)


this two camera combo Shena' doesn't really strike... Oems just need to be more counter-creative with one camera set-up and go the DSLR way.. otherwise just a matter of time we see entry of three or four camera setups Esp from the crazy Chinese Oems..

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 05:07 1

7. rubyonrails3 (Posts: 309; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


I think might be like on Huawei P9 and P9 takes best pictures. But fall short in video recording.

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 05:24

8. plasteek (Posts: 141; Member since: 07 Jun 2015)


Hopefully Samsung got a better chipset and sensor for recording video!

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 05:29 13

9. willard12 (Posts: 1962; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


But, no one said anything about Apple copying anyone when they did it.

It's dual camera. It was always coming next year or the year after whether Apple did it or not.

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 05:34 1

10. manojmcn (Posts: 623; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


No, they have stopped rushing every stuff before features can be really tested well. See Samsung Pay, came after Apple & Goole but is a complete solution than the other. I am able to use it at more places than Android Pay or Apple Pay(coz no MST). Same with iris, they have now started linking it with authentication. The dual lens system of Samsung is in testing from a few years, so when it comes out, it will be among best.

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 05:41

11. bossman (Posts: 220; Member since: 27 Jan 2016)


Dual Cameras on their own are not gimmicks, but hardware features. The ways companies use them are either innovative or gimmicky. For example, the HTC One m8 dual camera is gimmicky. The LG G5 dual camera is innovative.

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 05:42 8

12. PhoneFix (Posts: 81; Member since: 30 Aug 2016)


Why everybody copies huawei with dual camera... :)

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 05:44 1

13. PhoneFix (Posts: 81; Member since: 30 Aug 2016)


U full of crap

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 05:57

15. JunitoNH (Posts: 1931; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


No HUAWEI, just jumps the gun. When they hear the rumors, they just built quick, to say they were first. Just like Moto did with the headphone jacks, to make it appear as if Apple took their idea. Besides, all thes Chinese manufactures have their spies in place, so they pretty much know in advanced was coming down.

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 06:11 3

19. PhoneFix (Posts: 81; Member since: 30 Aug 2016)


I think not because honor 6 plus released in 2014 and nobody actualy made phone with dual cam yet so no..
What they only quickly released mate s with some gimmick display pressure that nobody uses it anyway

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 06:29 1

21. techlover2017 (Posts: 65; Member since: 22 Aug 2016)


The topic of copying is over in smartphone industry.

Now, its about who implement it better ?

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 06:44 1

22. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3310; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Why does everyone always call new features and stuff gimmicks, it's 2016 and gimmicks are so 2010-2014.

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 07:04

23. UglyFrank (Posts: 1876; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Haven't Samsung been selling dual camera modules to Chinese OEMs? It was in the news in june

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 07:23 6

25. refillable (Posts: 1067; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


One of the most retarded comment I've ever read.

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 08:14

26. iushnt (Posts: 2055; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


See post 10

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 08:38 4

29. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13490; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Like what? Does Apple have the best display, camera, water-proofing, USB Type-C, Iris Scanner, multi-window, customization UI, expansible storage, unique design language and more?

Nope! So what exactly should Samsung be copying.

Here is what I noticed. The sales of the S increased, after the S became less like the iPhone and took on its own distinct characteristics.

I would prefer Samsung copy NOTHING from Apple. They are doing great right now. Being like apple will drag them down.

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 08:41 5

30. ibend (Posts: 6425; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


*cough* HTC *cough*

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 09:06

33. belosava (Posts: 127; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


Lg haters trolling

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 10:12

36. zeeBomb (Posts: 2294; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Will thry finally use britecell?

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 12:35

42. trojan_horse (Posts: 3884; Member since: 06 May 2016)


The removal of 3.5mm jack isn't a trend set by Apple. Nokia N75 and Oppo R5 did not feature the 3.5mm jack!

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 15:10

44. bossman (Posts: 220; Member since: 27 Jan 2016)


First of all You are* not U. Second, explain

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 15:26 1

45. tedkord (Posts: 13234; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


And, the same people will have nothing to say next year when the iPhone appears with a curved AMOLED display. It's a pattern.

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 17:18

48. PLAYER_SLAYER (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Aug 2016)


Innovative my ass. What is so amazing about a wide angle lense? Does it make anything easier? Does it help make pictures look Better? No, it doesn't. It's just cramming half a panorama into one picture. If they used their second camera like Huawei does, then they may have sold some phones. The G5 is just a pile of half-baked gimmicks.

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 20:31

54. bossman (Posts: 220; Member since: 27 Jan 2016)


Innovation is making change in something established. The wide angle camera does make lots of things better when taking a picture. Instead of walking backwards and losing detail or focus on subject, you can just go into the wide angle lense and retain the quality and focus. You can see a huge difference in pictures too.http://www.phonearena.com/news/LG-G5-wide-angle-camera-Practical-or-not_id79451
Personally I think there camera is fine. It is just other aspects of the phone that caused it not to sell.

posted on 31 Aug 2016, 14:43

55. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 3808; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Lenovo already has that for project Tango, perhaps Samsung would implement this setup similarly.

posted on 30 Aug 2016, 04:59

6. shield (Posts: 459; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


lol, S7 Dual camera and nothing, N7 Dual camera and nothing. LG un-stuck manufacturer to also produce dual camera. HTC is it wrong but LG Yes.

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