Galaxy S8 may come with a single camera, as Samsung has allegedly shelved the dual-lens plans
posted by Daniel P. / Dec 02, 2016, 8:10 AM
play and then subsequently put on the backburner, one can't help but wonder what would be the reason.Today, however, a Weibo tipster with a decent track record claims that Samsung has shelved the dual camera idea, and will release the Galaxy S8 with a single camera lens. It remains to be seen what camera combo we are to be graced with when Samsung launches the S8, but if the dual setup has been in
Samsung might have made a cost-benefit analysis, and sniffed at the added value of two camera lenses compared to what is already a great camera used on its flagship series. It might also have determined that a dual combo with the desired quality will be complicated to make en masse and on time. The source also doesn't specify if the dual-lens plans have been ditched for both the eventual smaller and larger models of the S8. In any case, we remain curious as to what camera enhancements would finally end up in the S8, dual setup or not.
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YES because dual camera is a gimmick and is ugly.
posted on Dec 02, 2016, 8:11 AM 15
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Of course it is....when Sammy doesn't use it :).
posted on Dec 02, 2016, 8:19 AM 18
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Oh it's ugly on most phones. The Honor 8 is the only exception to that right now.....and the One M8 wasn't an ugly setup either. However, Samsung likes square shaped lenses and such.....so it would have been pretty awful looking. Regarding your second point, I don't find it to be a gimmick as much as less than useful right now. I'm no photography nerd, but my 7+ Plus doesn't exactly blow away my 6S Plus in photos. However, other companies, like Huawei, have shown that Duo sensors can be awesome. It's all about implementation in my opinion.
posted on Dec 02, 2016, 9:43 AM 8
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Look, like I said JMO I do not like any dual camera setups. You do, that's great you do. My post wasn't meant to start a argument I was just saying I don't like them and hope Samsung doesn't put them on their phones. I agree with you, I think they would be really ugly.
posted on Dec 02, 2016, 10:00 AM 2
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I will be actualy quite happy if this turns out to be true ,but honestly , nobudy has yet came up with non gimmick dual camera setup. Yeah iphone stands out as it can be used for some extra zoom, but thats about it.
posted on Dec 02, 2016, 10:37 AM 1
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Actually I don't find the one on the G5 to be gimmicky, I can think of many cases where the wide angle camera can come in handy in. I used the Honor 8 for a week, and I swear I covered the monochrome sensor and tried taking bunch of pictures with it covered and uncovered, and there was ZERO difference in the pictures. And to make matters worse, Huawei removed the monochrome mode from the Honor 8 because it doesn't have the Leica branding.
posted on Dec 02, 2016, 10:44 AM 0
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The way that the Honor 8 is SUPPOSED to use that dual system is the way it should be done. Apple's implementation is also acceptable, I think. Just using it for depth info is a waste. Having multiple cameras capture multiple exposures at once is also helpful, and could be used to mimic the depth and breadth that compound eyes are capable of capturing.
posted on Dec 02, 2016, 11:47 AM 0
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I have to agree, my iPhone 7 Plus does nothing special with the dual lens setup, in fact it can't do anything better than my Galaxy S7.
posted on Dec 02, 2016, 8:19 AM 9
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I wouldn't say gimmick. I have had the Honor 8 and the pictures are extremely sharp and have great contrast due to the dual lens setup. That being said I don't like Apple's implementation. It would be nice if two lenses are utilized with both lenses having the same quality. Another great implementation would be what honor/Huawei/others have done.. one focal length with each image combined to creat high dynamic range photos with accurate colors, with great contrast, and depth.
posted on Dec 02, 2016, 9:06 AM 0
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how could you sure honors pic are better due to the dual lens setup??? Pixel and S7 still take better pics than all dual lens out there. Dual lens is still a gimmick until someone comes with killer camera
posted on Dec 02, 2016, 9:27 AM 2
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Those rumors were fake at first place. How could Samsung 'shelved plans' that didn't have?LOL The task of such fake rumors are, to show that Apple invented(copy) a camera ''magic'' on the iPhone, that is irresistible. lol Like the Force Touch BS, ''copy'' rumor. (GS7 and Note7 didn't and that's great) Or the rumor about ''copy'' the 'kick out the audio jack' magic .
posted on Dec 02, 2016, 4:11 PM 0
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I hate to see dual camera but dual lens ? Ya I just love it keep it Samsung
posted on Dec 02, 2016, 8:45 AM 0
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Or they could roll it out in the Note later in the year. Give the Note fans something "special" since they didn't honestly do a lot different hardware wise with this year's Note.
posted on Dec 02, 2016, 8:47 AM 0
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If it does nothing more than the iP7P then dropping it is a good call. Don't waste money on nothing. Put it toward features we actually care about. If on the other hand one sensor was luminance and the other RGB and provided super resolution, then it would take awesome to a new level.
posted on Dec 02, 2016, 8:57 AM 0
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Well I am glad, because Samsung's camera setup would look terrible as a dual camera. Looking at the back of my S7 Edge now, the square around the camera is rather large, so extending it horizontally to fit another camera would most likely look worse than LG's dual camera setup on the G5/V20. (Like the mockup image above, it just looks unnecessarily huge) If Samsung does in fact go with a dual camera, I just hope the designers have the right frame of mind to trim down the black area around the camera.
posted on Dec 02, 2016, 8:59 AM 0
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The selective focus feature on my Edge, works better than than the telephoto lens on the iPhone, cause it works in low light and bright light. The iPhones only works in bright/ slash well lit situations.
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