Galaxy S8 may come with 8 MP autofocus selfie camera, as Samsung boosts front shooters in all its phones
by Daniel Petrov / Jan 16, 2017, 3:07 AM
Galaxy A7 and A5 (2017) come with 16 MP front cameras, which is the same resolution as their main shooters, while the new A3 has an 8 MP one - all upgrades from Samsung's resident 5 MP front camera that was utilized last year en masse, including in the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. For the Galaxy S8, however, Samsung is allegedly prepping an even nicer surprise - an 8 MP selfie-taker with encoder type autofocus actuator, instead of the usual VCM type, which would allow for a slimmer AF module.Thus, the
Frontal cameras are typically a fixed focus affair, and autofocusing has been reserved for their rear brethren, but, given the importance of the selfie cameras these days, Samsung has rightfully concluded that this upgrade will be something users need and want. This is not the first time we are hearing that the S8 will get rid of the fixed focus front shooter, either, so where there's smoke, there could be fire. The entry-level Galaxy J series is also getting a 2017 refresh this March, claim the industry sources, and will also be receiving a significant front camera upgrade. Good times for narcissistic personalities.
source: ETNews (translated)
- Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
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I'm Waiting For The Note 8 :)
posted on Jan 16, 2017, 3:36 AM 1
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Who isn't? But waiting till September will be quite tough for me! I hope they launch it along side the S8 although launching it later could be a bit better as they'll have sufficient time to integrate Harman speakers in it.
posted on Jan 16, 2017, 5:04 AM 1
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I'm going out on a limb to say that the galaxy s8 will be underwhelming. People expecting something mythical will be disappointed tbh. Bixby? No dual cam? 6" screen? Glass build? *yuck* The only thing I see exciting here will be the great screen to body ratio that they've promised. On the other hand what I find interesting are IR blaster, Fm Radio, removable battery, metal phone, crazy manual mode, dual cameras, best in class audio quality all with little to no bezels..
posted on Jan 16, 2017, 4:06 AM 0
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What took them so long though to bring an AF front facing camera?! They teased an ISOCell 8 mp camera back in early 2015 and people were expecting it in the freaking Note 5! Is it even going to use hybrid AF?
posted on Jan 16, 2017, 7:37 AM 0
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