Samsung Galaxy S8's dual camera and iris scanner could double revenue for parts suppliers

Samsung Galaxy S8's dual camera and iris scanner could double revenue for parts suppliers
Despite the fact that its pretty busy cleaning up the mess left by the Galaxy Note 7 launch, Samsung needs to focus on its next major product, which is expected to be unveiled early next year, the Galaxy S8.

Although the South Korean handset maker asked all its parts suppliers and employees to avoid leaking information about the upcoming Galaxy S8, it looks like Samsung's plea was pretty much in vain.

An official from one of Samsung's parts suppliers has just hinted that the adoption of the dual-lens camera will definitely help suppliers makes up for the losses caused by the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco.

Samsung's plans to included a dual-lens camera and an iris scanner inside the Galaxy S8 could double revenue for lens and module suppliers, especially since the camera uses two separate modules and two lenses.



Samsung Electro-Mechanics could be one of the main beneficiaries since this is the company that usually provide camera modules for the handset maker's smartphones. Furthermore, the same companies that supplied the iris scanner sensors inside the Galaxy Note 7, Partron and MCNEX, could be offered contracts for the Galaxy S8 as well.

Previous reports coming from the Korean media suggested that Samsung will continue to pay suppliers for the unused Galaxy Note 7 parts, but the company might also offer compensations in the form of new contracts for its upcoming products.

It looks like the future is bright for Samsung's parts suppliers, if we are to believe the latest information coming from insiders. Now it remains to be seen whether or not these rumors will come to fruition, as Samsung must make amends for the failed Galaxy Note 7 and there are a lot of companies that took the brunt of the fiasco.

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13 Comments

1. truthwins unregistered

the biggest question is just like note 7 recall edition will it explode too.

2. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

S5 plus, Note 4, S6 & Note 5 all used the IMX240......

6. Harambe unregistered

So you are one of those people who think same sensor means the same camera? S6 had better lens system, OIS, wider aperture and much better software to upgrade over the S5. I wouldn't call that the same camera because it wasn't the same at all, both software and hardware.

11. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You wasted your time, kid.

3. Harambe unregistered

Please don't put iris scanner on the S8. It increases the cost of the phone significantly and gives little to no functionality. I would instead see the funds go to making a faster fingerprint scanner and covering it with glass or sapphire instead of plastic.

4. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

They should better move the heartbeat sensor beside the fingerprint scanner to detect if the owner is still alive

9. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

iPhone 7 as no sapphire at all on cam or scanner, they re now using glass

10. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

There is and always has been sapphire coating on the Touch ID fingerprint scanner.

13. Harambe unregistered

It's at least glass. Samsung is using plastic.

7. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

Sorry guys its not dual lens the other hole is a vent for the toxic fumes

8. acruzlu unregistered

Please tell me there will be usb type-c on the next samsung models.

12. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I wish there was not going to be dual cameras on the next Samsung phones . It is just a gimmick on all phones. It didn't help LG or iphone photos. The s7edge still took better photos with out.

15. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

A gimmick is based off of your opinion. Personally, I think the dual camera on the G5 is actually a useful feature because you can capture more in the photo than you can do with other phones. Also, Dual cameras don't do they same thing. It's the way manufacture implement them to being either useful or gimmicky to a person.

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