Samsung Galaxy S8+ prototype with vertical dual cameras on back appears once more

Samsung Galaxy S8+ prototype with vertical dual cameras on back appears once more
Earlier this month, we passed along a photo showing a Samsung model with a vertically placed dual camera setup on the back. This was alleged to be a prototype of the Samsung Galaxy S8+. Apparently, Sammy had it in mind to include the two snappers on the rear of its premium flagship unit. Today, a new leak has surfaced once again, showing the same phone. What looks like an oddly placed fingerprint scanner on back could be merely the reflection from a flash.

Another thought is that the image in the picture is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The most recent speculation has the next Samsung phablet taking its design cues from the Galaxy S8. Of course, the Galaxy Note 8 will carry a larger screen and body size. We also have to consider the possibility that the picture is a fake.

All throughout last year, there was talk that the Galaxy S8 would sport a dual camera setup. That came to an end last December when word reached us (and subsequently you), that Samsung was putting the kibosh on the whole idea.

The front of the prototype looks remarkably similar to the version of the Galaxy S8+ that made the final cut. We have to say that if this is legit, Samsung made the right decision to scrap the dual rear cameras, especially with the vertical placement.


source: Playfuldroid

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40 Comments

1. mikedemoda

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

i couldn't care less about the dual-camera set-up but how about the lack of rear fingerprint reader!??? that's some big deal

2. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

myy thoughts were the same!

13. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 926; Member since: May 07, 2014

I think this is an early gs8 prototype where the fingerprint sensor was meant to be embedded in the display.

14. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

You're probably right.

3. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

This is how the note 8's dual camera will look like tbh..

22. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Add an Spen and this is the Note 8!

4. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Today saw the battery life test of s8 and s8+ on YouTube. It is amazing. I think most people were worried about battery life and screen size. But after seeing the reviews we can say that battery life is amazing and screen size is not an issue if you are comfortable holding s7 edge size phone. Kudos to Samsung for producing amazing smartphone .

33. Sealblaighter

Posts: 430; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The only annoying thing would be the pillarboxing when watching YT videos.

5. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

And Apple will have to work its ass off to come close to producing such amazing mobiles.

7. mikedemoda

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

LMAO yeah sure, all Apple has to do is improve the body-screen ratio cuz everything else is on par, even SoC-wise Samsung is catching up to Apple's A10

16. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

@mikedemoda Oh really ! So battery life , screen quality and camera of iphone is at par wih galaxy s series mobile.maybe apple produces special iphones for you. And soc wise sd830 is the best processor presently available in android and is more than capable to perform our tasks. I wonder hypocrisy of isheeps. On one hand you mock specs war of android , on other hand you brag about apple CPU.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31370; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

@adi90. Not really, and pulling Apple into this wasn't even necessary. Just know, when it comes to the bottom line for both phones (units moved), the iPhone 8 is gonna blow it out the water. Whether the iPhone is better or not, won't matter, cause better is user specific, just like looks are user subjective. The S8 will win phone of the year most likely, but the iPhone will be the best seller most definitely.

17. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

@darkkjedii I was not pulling apple in a condescending way. Neither i was talking about profit and sale volume. I was very happy after watching the s8/s8+ reviews because i was also worried about its battery performance and usability of screen size. But when i watched them i could say that samsung did a great job. Any manufacturer who can match mobiles like s8/s8+ has to work its ass off. I am not telling it because i am a samsung fanboy. But i certainly give credit to samsung for producing great mobiles. Secondly, looks can be user subjective. But performance of camera, battery life cannot be user specific. Either one mobile is better than the other or worse.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31370; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

@adi90. I never called you a fanboy, I simply said, there was no reason to pull Apple into it, which gets flame wars going. Every company needs to work its ass off to match the S8, not just Apple.

23. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

its way to early to be talking about phone of the year my man. We don't know anything about the iPhone 8, but trust that Apple is bringing it for the anniversary. You're not even factoring in the Note or the pixel 2 either. All the S8 did really was update the screen to body ratio. Everything else we've seen before on last years model. To me, it's a bit worst as the FPS is in a worst location and it the most secure feature on the phone. Had they embedded it into the screen, that would be a different story!

24. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

I cannot say about note 8 as Samsung itself is the manufacturer. But considering last year model of pixel and iPhone 7, it is too ambitious and almost impossible to manufacture pixel 2/iPhone 8 that can surpass s8+. Maybe pixel 2 will have better camera like last year. New pixel and iPhone will be definitely better than last year. But to surpass s8+ is almost impossible.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31370; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

@adi90. I see nothing beating the S8, except possibly the Note 8. I can't wait to get my S8 Plus, and when Bixby voice launches, it's takes the experience to an even higher level. Samsung came back strong.

28. rocker91

Posts: 90; Member since: Dec 09, 2016

Nokia 9 seems to better as per the leaks

6. Karriope

Posts: 148; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

That thing circled in the image... doesn't look like a fingerprint sensor, it just looks like the reflections/shine off a edge off the phone being reflected off the alleged prototype.

20. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

that's reflection of iPhone.. just like the other older leak of S8 (non-dual camera)

8. Sealblaighter

Posts: 430; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

That looks like a reflection of the camera or phone which the picture was taken, not like a fingerprint sensor!

15. Guaire

Posts: 891; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31370; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thank you Sammy, for not doing that. Yes we have to get used to the FPS new location, but that's simple muscle memory. The official setup looks good, and I've tried it in the store, with zero accidental camera touches. 2 more days till my beautiful beast ships, and my body is ready (Mxy) style.

10. Divahipsterova

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 26, 2017

They had to scrap the dual camera for the space to fit the fingerprint sensor on the back

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31370; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not really, just move the camera over a bit. I like how the actual setup looks though. What do you think about it?

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31370; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

https://youtu.be/AfrXDFufewk Snap window is going to come in very handy.

26. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

That's really nice

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 31370; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

@joey. I'm gonna love, and use the heck outta that feature.

32. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

It seems to kind of go back to the way Samsung did multi-window before..... the old way they did it was seemless...... right now with nougat...... if you are watching YouTube and some one texts you.... for you to ooen the mesaage YouTube stops.... unless you have a floating app but thats a pain

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31370; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Oh wow really?

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