Samsung to prep a dual-camera setup by year's end, but it won't be in the Galaxy S7

Samsung to prep a dual-camera setup by year's end, but it won't be in the Galaxy S7
Remember the rumors that both Samsung and Apple are hard at work exploring the virtues of an eventual dual camera setup? At the time, it was said that Samsung might have the tech ready for Galaxy S7 prime time, but new info debunks this myth, reconfirming the dual-camera tryouts, but claiming that it may enter Samsung phones after the S7 is launched.

The dual camera setup will allegedly be ready by year's end, though, but the world's largest phone maker might take its sweet time afterwards to consider how to implement it best, tips the source. Not only are two camera modules more expensive than one (duh!), but also take more space, so there will obviously be plenty of deliberations at Samsung where and in a what way will a dual camera unit make a cameo in a Samsung phone. 

After all, LG already found a place for one with the new V10 that features a dual camera set at the front for taking better selfies without needing a stick, but as far as Samsung is concerned, the Galaxy S7 might be too mainstream for such shenanigans to occur.

source: ETNews via G4Games



26. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

please, do not copy...

25. james2841

Posts: 167; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

instead they should use an (passive) iris scanner and a fingerprint scanner.

24. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Samsung dabbles in everything, which is the proper way. You can plan something until the cows come home but you always overlook something that you don't catch until after release. Sometimes quite embarrassing Like Antenna gate or Apple maps. The Samsung way of testing on low to mid range and then only releasing it when ready on the flagships is the proper method despite how much the haters try to spin it.

10. kenaldinho4444

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

iMichael and BORIS070=Jackass ;-)

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

dual camera at top and bottom, for better AR when using VR headset, and for super-wide panoramic photo in single click

9. BORIS070

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

Samsung is a copy paste of companies, copied Apple. now going to mimic selfi dual camera with lg v10 phone, I have to say, run sheep and buy Samsung phones with a fixed battery and a fixed memory

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Curious. If an OEM brings a concept to tthe table, does that mean no one else should do it. It isnt copying. Because in that case, every product Apple has is a copy of someone elses. You dont own something because you do it first. Other get to do the same in their own way. The only reason the iphone is what it is now is because of the continuous concepts an ideas which appear on other platforms FIRST. Everyone does something someone else did. You sound like a complete and uttered fool.

22. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

now he is acting as an arogant hater. He should learn to give credit to samsung, where it is due. Apple also copy many things. For example whole ip6/plus design is a copy of HTC one. Apple is copying many features of android since iOS 6. But copying something is not bad. If you want apple not to copy, then they will never be able to launch any phone. It will cost them multi billion dollars budget to come up with something original. Everyone must learn this that apple is not a manufacturer and they cant make a single item on their own. On the other hand, samsung is a power house. Samsung can come up with something totally new on their own. Now here Samsung deserve a lot of credit.

19. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Every company has their own R&D but every person working there is different. Apple copied some stuff from others and many copied from apple. Samsung spends a lot on R&D, much more than Apple does, they make better screens, RAMs, SOCs and every hardware part. Apple buys stuff from everyone else, if you look at stuff apple filed case against samsung, most of it was simple things. If every company had patented simple things like apple does, you would never had a car, home appliances, even furniture as you have now.

5. No_Sammy_No_Gimmicks

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Samsung always have a solution i.e. Let's see how Apple does it and will take it from there...

8. iMichael unregistered

yep, apple are innovative, samsung just follows and copies them

11. Konsento

Posts: 139; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

Man, do you ever get tired of ignorantly trolling?

12. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

yes, we can say that apple is innovative. they launch ios which noboday was able to launch and ios is a whole different world eco system. They put gorila glass on a phone and made it main stream. They didnt invent it but they put it first. If some ignorant want to argue that apple doesnt innovate then I will say, yes it is true. They have invented very few items but usually they are the first one to put something new in the phone. Which eventually push the other competitors to do the same. There is a long list of items which they put first in a phone. Even if some other company put something useful first, apple catch on that idea and come up with a refined solution. Thats called competitiveness. Plz... we all should learn to give a credit, where it is due. Instead of blindly start bashing/following some company and we should criticise every company, where criticism is due.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I want you to name one single thing Apple ever used on a phone that NO ONE else ever had? At the time Corning made Gorilla Glass, Apple was simply lucky to be first with it. Because no one was making a full screen phone at the time. A year later others were using it too as Corning was able to produce more for other OEM's. Name something Apple did that no one else had? There isnt anything. Fingerprint reader on a phone was done before Apple. A full csreen device with a centralized speaker and home button was done before Apple Portable music player with a minmimalistic design was done before Apple Single purpose tablet was done before Apple. Dualcore, quadcore done before Apple. Copy/paste on a smartphone was sdone before Apple. PDA device were done before Apple Force Touch was done before Apple? Do I need to go on?

18. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

DDR4 done before apple 14nm SOC done before apple 20nm SOC done before apple Many (better) modems on phone, done before apple Better Screens and screen resolution done before apple A truly useful Stylus done before apple Smart watch done before apple

20. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

this is what I am saying, they didnt invent much but usually they used things first(whether lucky or not). Even if they didnt put something first, they catch it from others and used it, if it was a good idea(you can call it "copy" to satisfy yourself, bcoz taking an idea is a sort of copy). You are a typical apple hater. Plz dont be typical and give a credit where credit is due. I write above if someone arogant want to argue that apple didnt innovate then I will agree with him bcoz apple really didnt innovate much as compared to samsung or some other company. But you should also agree on it that apple did/copy things in a nice way.

27. anotherfan

Posts: 62; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

all metal design was done before apple, htc done it before apple with the m7 and the m8

2. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Ok. Just like Gear S2, take time and deliver a perfect one. It will be just in time for my Note 4 upgrade to Note 6.

3. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

dual camera of 12mp, same one in Nexus p6... ftw

1. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

That Photoshop pic burns my eyes.

4. magnanimus

Posts: 566; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

If Samsung were to release that it'll won lots of awards, ugliest phone in existence being one of them

7. MSi_GS70 unregistered

No it isn't it is huawei honor 6 plus which had dual camera loong time ago.. So Parena uses honor 6 plus pictures for samsungs sake..

17. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Dude John V and Victor H already have dual cameras...integrated in THEIR EYES! With their Hybrid autofocus PDAF with f1.0 , using god's created HUMAN IMX240 sensor they'll get the best of it. Don't forget they already have manual controls too!

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