Galaxy S8 may come with 8 MP autofocus selfie camera, as Samsung boosts front shooters in all its phones

Galaxy S8 may come with 8 MP autofocus selfie camera, as Samsung boosts front shooters in all its phones
It is apparently not by accident that the new Galaxy A-series of 2017 has greatly enhanced front-facing cameras, claims Korean media. Samsung has reportedly decided to focus on improvement of the selfie snappers throughout its lineup this year, after it behooved attention to the rear cams in 2016 with the introduction of the exclusive Dual Pixel autofocusing system.

Thus, the 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.

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)

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Galaxy S8
  • 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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12 Comments

1. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

The beast of all beasts ....

12. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Note 8 you mean...

2. Raigo90

Posts: 11; Member since: May 12, 2013

I'm Waiting For The Note 8 :)

6. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

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.

3. Bankz

Posts: 2542; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

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..

4. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3103; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

You just described the LG V20 sans the first radio and the small bezels.

5. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3103; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

FM* oops

10. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I'm glad you described what you like, because for me what you just described sound boring AF

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31007; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Go for it, the more the merrier. I can't wait to see Samsung, and Apple do their thing this year. Exciting year in tech.

8. shield

Posts: 836; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

HTC 10 5mpx autofocus and OIS. S8 no best.

9. vuyonc

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

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?

11. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I was going to say the same thing!!! The 8MP Isocell with smaller camera dimensions that also use insanely little power!

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