Exynos 9 promo hints at dual camera setup for upcoming Samsung Galaxy handset


A Samsung promo for the Exynos 9 chipset (which includes the Exynos 8895 that will be found inside the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in most regions) hints at a rear-facing dual camera setup for a Galaxy handset in the near future. The chipset includes support for Dual ISP (Image Signal Processing) which is used on smartphone cameras to handle multiple tasks related to colors, Autofocus, Autoexposure, HDR, noise reduction and more.

The promo shows how the Dual ISP work on two separate camera lenses. Does this mean that there will be a Samsung Galaxy S8 model sporting a rear-facing dual camera setup? That might be a stretch only because Samsung is under terrific pressure this year to deliver a phone that doesn't turn into a torch. This is arguably Samsung's most important and heavily scrutinized smartphone launch ever, and there is no reason to make matters more difficult by adding an additional camera on back. Samsung's motto this year is KISS (Keep it Simple, Stupid).

However, this doesn't mean that a third Galaxy S8 model with a rear-facing dual camera setup won't be released if everything runs smoothly after three months or so without incident. Or, Samsung could be looking at employing a second camera on the back of the expected Samsung Galaxy Note 8. After all, the next Galaxy Note phablet will no doubt be powered with the same Exynos 8895 chipset under its hood.

source: @SamsungExynos

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60 Comments

1. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Just release it already Samsung :(

2. maddy996

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

S8 project is almost ready now they are focusing on Note8 and untill Note8 release you'll have so many new things related to Note8, they just want it to make it most successful Note ever... And these things will increase the curiosity of those who have already committed to not to use Note series anymore!

42. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yep, this image doesn't even have a flash Its is just for marketing the 8895 The Note8 will most likely have a dual camera And so will the S9

3. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

Hopefully, the dual camera will actually be useful and not gimmicky on this new handset.

6. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

My guess is that Samsung pulled an Apple and will only offer the dual camera setup with the S8+ variant. Wouldn't expect more from greedy cooperations, forcing people to pay more to get the better features. I hope I am wrong and this isn't the case, but if this Twitter post is real, then this is the only logical explanation to this.

8. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Samsung copying Apple, Htc came with the idea first for dual camera setup.

12. cmdacos

Posts: 4104; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Lol. Some people see only what they want to. Honestly I hope Samsung stays away from dual camera set up unless they can come up with a concrete value statement. So far I haven't seen anything valuable from dual cameras thus far. Certainly not anything that I would get excited about.

13. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

As someone who owned the Honor 8, and tested the iPhone 7 Plus, the only logical use of the dual camera setup is the way LG implemented it, and they perfected it with the G6. And if I ended up getting the G6, it's mostly because of the dual camera setup.

21. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

This I feel the same.

60. M.O.A.B

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

i agree with you completely.. i hope that samsung will stay away from this dual camera thing (unless something revolutionary of course)

16. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1036; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I think it will be exclusive to the Note 8 rather than the s8+. They will make all Note 8's run with Exynos instead of sticking the US with the SD Variant

22. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"They will make all Note 8's run with Exynos instead of sticking the US with the SD Variant" Damn I hope so

29. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1036; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

So do I. I hate everyone bragging about their Exynos processors, and seeing how they compare with the SD. But I get shafted and stuck with the SD because I live here, aren't we supposed to be the Greatest Country on Earth? Can't even get the top Tech

33. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

aren't we supposed to be the Greatest Country on Earth? Not really, that's what your media and politicians are trying to convince you. The US is no where as advanced and great as top European countries, Canada and Australia. Don't get me wrong, I lived in America for a year and I met some of the nicest people there, including DJ, but it is far from the greatest country on earth, especially when I compare my experience there to my experience in Canada where I also lived for two years.

36. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1036; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I don't think we are the greatest country, not even close. But People like to try to make us out to be this amazing place. America is like the Apple of countries. We made Democracy available to the masses, but as more countries adopted it and made theirown improvements, We just kept thinking we are doing it better so we have no reason to change.

37. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Even a country such as Lebanon have a better democracy than America. I was shocked when I started to know about what and who are those delegates, superdelegates, and electoral voters and how you can win a state by rolling dice or picking cards. This is why they are making it harder for people to get proper education, they know it's easier to brainwash the poorly educated people.

38. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1036; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

True Democracy should be 1 Person = 1 Vote. But that was too easy, we don't want easy. We have to make the system rigged so the elites can choose who goes into power, not the citizens. That's why we have Gerrymandering, which is the process of drawing districts in ridiculous patterns to assure a specific party/candidates has a majority of voters. Other than that, we are not a citizen first Nation, hell we literally have laws that give monstrous corporations the same rights as a single person. I mean we spend more money on Military than the next 12 nations combined, while we put little of our taxes back into our system.

40. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I fully agree with your comment. America has all the sources and talent to be the greatest nation on earth, but as long as this system is rigged, there is no chance for that to happen

14. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

One for regular and one supported Thermal Cam, done.

17. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1036; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

don't forget Night Vision

53. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and give it 100x zoom and military grade protection

18. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Optical Zoom Please...

20. Macready

Posts: 1817; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Probably on the Note 8.

23. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I knew Alan wrote this with out even looking. He has to always bring the note 7 in somehow.

25. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Samsung must have waited the Mobile Conference had finished and seen how many companies were offering Dual Camera phones,before they decide to announce there phones the must have got ready to release to see if the Dual Camera phones become more popular than single ones,as they did not want to end up trailing behind the others

52. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

punctuation please...

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