A pair of trademark applications confirm a dual camera setup for the Samsung Galaxy S8


In South Korea, Samsung has filed for a couple of trademarks that might confirm the use of a dual camera setup on the Samsung Galaxy S8. As we told you earlier today, a new teaser suggests that Samsung's next flagship handset will be unveiled on February 26th. The trademarks being applied for include one called LightUp Camera. The second application is for a trademark with the name of Light+ Camera.

The registrations for both names say that the trademark covers a "Camera Sensor for use in enhancing the brightness and clearness of digital images and photographs taken in low-light environments." That description sounds exactly like one a phone manufacturer might give as an explanation why a second camera has been placed on the rear of a handset.

Another clue is the stylized 8 seen in a teaser for the Galaxy S8 that we recently showed you. It doesn't take much imagination to turn the number into a vertically placed dual camera setup. Not that this would be much of a surprise. After all, dual cameras are this year's fingerprint scanner. The latter was once a rarity, then found on a few handsets, and now they are ubiquitous. Next year, dual camera setups could be everywhere.

via GalaxyClub.nl (translated)

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39 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31677; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Note 8 is looking more and more sweet by the minute.

17. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

yeah, heard that before! Note 7, Note 5, Note 4, yawn. dual camera setup, headphone jack removal forthcoming. following the leader as usual!!!!

19. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The last two Notes have been pretty redundant. Anyone getting a Note 7 may aswell get the edge unless they require the S Pen.

26. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

I hope it will be something improving camera hardware, not only software tricks. I'd like it to have two identical cameras so I create my own VR content. But I think first priority will be financial loss containment.

36. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Even though the Galaxy S is a nice phone, I would not take it over the Note. I don't need the Spen, but when I went back to the S with the S6 Edge, I kept reaching for it out of habit. I like the S7 Edge, but not over the Note. The Note isn't just about the Spen. It's about the power it offers. True the biggest difference between the 2 is the Spen and it's apps, and without it, you wouldn't need a Note. But people who buy the Note, wa t that extra and have made it part of everyday.

37. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

The iphone is the biggest yawn there is. Talk about boring.

24. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

S8 for me My body is ready.....haha

30. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I think it will be beast. Node shrink (from 14nm to 10nm), new GPU architecture, all current + new features, improved upon already great camera, screen.

2. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

No Samsung Duel cameras are ugly and look at the iphone 7+ photos, it didn't help at all. S7 edge takes better photos. Duel cameras are a gimmick.

4. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Not for samsung

5. Harambe unregistered

The point of dual cameras in the iPhone 7+ is not to improve image quality. If Samsung uses something like Huawei does, it will improve quality pretty well.

34. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

It's dual cameras, not duel camera.

3. Harambe unregistered

Thank god it improves image quality like Huawei's implementation and not just provides a different focal length like Apple or LG.

6. truthwins unregistered

I hope samsung would work on their image reproduction algorithm because presently its too over saturated and over sharpened.

7. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Different focal lengths are not that useful. Better quality is more important on a smartphone.

8. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Monkey see monkey do.

10. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Copycats. To many wannabes on the block now.... especially Apple.

12. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yeah apple did monkey see monkey do with LG and others.

13. truthwins unregistered

Exactly Samsung is now shamelessly copying lg

9. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

A 1/2,3" 8-12 MP camera for low-light enivironments and a 23 MP one for good lighting would be great.

11. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Double that specs, and I don't mind paying extra dollars for a much better camera with optical zoom.

14. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Typical Samsung. When Apple does something they also want that. Copying at it's best! Omg.....lol They'll lose the headphones jack too. Google also copied iPhone 1 to 1 with Pixel. What's wrong with people..? Why so desperate??

16. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

samsung design its own sensors Apple dont

22. truthwins unregistered

and on that i agree samsung camera sensors are well designed whereas apple camera sensor is manufactured and design by sony. but samsung must work on their image processing algorithm.

39. Foxgabanna unregistered

Actually they don't. Sony supplies them.

18. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

They all copy each other. Suddenly Apple is concerned about water resistance ratings?

21. bolosantosi

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

But didn't apple "copy" dual cameras from huawei and LG?, and didn't apple "copy" water resistance from Samsung?

29. FluffyBled unregistered

True that, plus, their implementation differs a lot! So it's not much of a copy anyway!

35. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I lol'ed at the water resistance part at Samsung. The only OEM popularized and innovated smartphone waterproofness I think about is Sony. Yes, Sony wasn't the first but they had the COURAGE to put those features in their phones.

31. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Yes they copied spen from apple pencil, Samsung made note to compete plus series phones, Samsung copied multi window from apple, power saving mode from low power mode. Other oems also copied from Apple as well. Motorola Mobility Atrix 4G first to copy fingerprint scanner, LG and huawei copied dual camera set up.

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