A pair of trademark applications confirm a dual camera setup for the Samsung Galaxy S8
posted by Alan F. / Oct 09, 2016, 10:38 AM
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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Note 8 is looking more and more sweet by the minute.
posted on Oct 09, 2016, 10:54 AM 8
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yeah, heard that before! Note 7, Note 5, Note 4, yawn. dual camera setup, headphone jack removal forthcoming. following the leader as usual!!!!
posted on Oct 09, 2016, 11:23 AM 7
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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.
posted on Oct 09, 2016, 12:58 PM 3
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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.
posted on Oct 09, 2016, 9:39 PM 1
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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.
posted on Oct 09, 2016, 10:54 AM 6
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Monkey see monkey do.
posted on Oct 09, 2016, 11:06 AM 6
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A 1/2,3" 8-12 MP camera for low-light enivironments and a 23 MP one for good lighting would be great.
posted on Oct 09, 2016, 11:07 AM 1
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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??
posted on Oct 09, 2016, 11:17 AM 2
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samsung design its own sensors Apple dont
posted on Oct 09, 2016, 11:21 AM 1
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But didn't apple "copy" dual cameras from huawei and LG?, and didn't apple "copy" water resistance from Samsung?
posted on Oct 09, 2016, 11:47 AM 8
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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.
posted on Oct 09, 2016, 9:08 PM 1
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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.
posted on Oct 09, 2016, 3:13 PM 0
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