Galaxy S8 tipped to come with 12+13 MP dual camera, new selfie sensor, and iris scanner
posted by Daniel P. / Aug 30, 2016, 4:32 AM
Galaxy S8 that is about to be unveiled in the spring, if history is any indication. The precise combo is said to be one 12 MP camera of Samsung's own making, likely similar to the one we have now on the S7, and a yet-unnamed Sony module with 13 MP resolution. This 12 MP + 13 MP set will likely allow for different depth of field focusing and low-light soaking shenanigans, as all dual camera setups are promising.No more, though, as a Weibo tipster with a good track record is claiming that Samsung will be employing a dual camera setup for the
The front selfie shooter is also rumored to get an upgrade in the form of an 8 MP sensor (against 5 MP in the S7), and, of course, the iris-scanning cam from the Note 7 is apparently making its way to the Galaxy S8 as well. You didn't think that Apple will out a dual-camera phone, and Samsung will want to be left behind now, did you? We have been getting mixed results from such combos in our camera tests, but can't wait to see how the two largest phone makers will be eventually employing the dual-camera trend in their upcoming flagships.
source: I Ice Universe (Weibo)
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Why can't Samsung copy the good parts of Apple's products instead of the gimmicks?
posted on Aug 30, 2016, 4:41 AM 3
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In reality Apple copied Huawei, LG, htc and now Samsung is following the trend.
posted on Aug 30, 2016, 4:46 AM 31
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No HUAWEI, just jumps the gun. When they hear the rumors, they just built quick, to say they were first. Just like Moto did with the headphone jacks, to make it appear as if Apple took their idea. Besides, all thes Chinese manufactures have their spies in place, so they pretty much know in advanced was coming down.
posted on Aug 30, 2016, 5:57 AM 0
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I think not because honor 6 plus released in 2014 and nobody actualy made phone with dual cam yet so no.. What they only quickly released mate s with some gimmick display pressure that nobody uses it anyway
posted on Aug 30, 2016, 6:11 AM 3
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If you refer to the dual camera then Samsung didn't copy it from Apple, Apple doesn't even have a dual camera yet. And it's not a gimmick I happen to have a LG G5 and it's wide angle camera is awesome when you want to take a close picture with many objects or the entire group with the scenery. Dual camera is not a gimmick.
posted on Aug 30, 2016, 4:48 AM 4
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this two camera combo Shena' doesn't really strike... Oems just need to be more counter-creative with one camera set-up and go the DSLR way.. otherwise just a matter of time we see entry of three or four camera setups Esp from the crazy Chinese Oems..
posted on Aug 30, 2016, 4:55 AM 4
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No, they have stopped rushing every stuff before features can be really tested well. See Samsung Pay, came after Apple & Goole but is a complete solution than the other. I am able to use it at more places than Android Pay or Apple Pay(coz no MST). Same with iris, they have now started linking it with authentication. The dual lens system of Samsung is in testing from a few years, so when it comes out, it will be among best.
posted on Aug 30, 2016, 5:34 AM 1
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Dual Cameras on their own are not gimmicks, but hardware features. The ways companies use them are either innovative or gimmicky. For example, the HTC One m8 dual camera is gimmicky. The LG G5 dual camera is innovative.
posted on Aug 30, 2016, 5:41 AM 0
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Innovative my ass. What is so amazing about a wide angle lense? Does it make anything easier? Does it help make pictures look Better? No, it doesn't. It's just cramming half a panorama into one picture. If they used their second camera like Huawei does, then they may have sold some phones. The G5 is just a pile of half-baked gimmicks.
posted on Aug 30, 2016, 5:18 PM 0
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Innovation is making change in something established. The wide angle camera does make lots of things better when taking a picture. Instead of walking backwards and losing detail or focus on subject, you can just go into the wide angle lense and retain the quality and focus. You can see a huge difference in pictures too.http://www.phonearena.com/news
Personally I think there camera is fine. It is just other aspects of the phone that caused it not to sell.
posted on Aug 30, 2016, 8:31 PM 0
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Like what? Does Apple have the best display, camera, water-proofing, USB Type-C, Iris Scanner, multi-window, customization UI, expansible storage, unique design language and more? Nope! So what exactly should Samsung be copying. Here is what I noticed. The sales of the S increased, after the S became less like the iPhone and took on its own distinct characteristics. I would prefer Samsung copy NOTHING from Apple. They are doing great right now. Being like apple will drag them down.
posted on Aug 30, 2016, 8:38 AM 4
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