Samsung Galaxy S8 might get Note 8's Portrait Mode via a software update
Samsung could introduce its very own version of Portrait Mode to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ via a software update. A customer inquiry on whether the 2017 flagship pair will have access to this camera feature has resulted in the following answer from the company's customer support service:
Galaxy Note 8. With Live Focus, one can adjust the level of background blur before and after a photo is taken.As you might know, Portrait Mode is mostly present on dual-camera phones that feature a secondary telephoto lens. It enables users to take DSLR-like portrait pictures where the subject is put into focus while the background is blurred. Samsung introduced its own version of Portrait Mode called "Live Focus" with its first dual camera phone - the
However, Google recently proved that you don't actually need a secondary telephoto lens to achieve the effects of Portrait Mode. Mountain View's Pixel 2 smartphones pack a single sensor on the front and back which produce the bokeh effect with the help of the Dual Pixel technology. In theory, a software update could very well bring a similar implementation to the Galaxy S8 series, as both of these handsets also use Dual Pixel sensors.