Samsung has reportedly given up on the dual camera set up in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 if reports are to be believed.
The upcoming Samsung smartphone is expected to feature a whole host of technologies which are necessary to overcome the disappointment surrounding the Galaxy Note 7. The latest Note phone did not make it beyond a couple of months into existence, as it was pulled off from the markets due to battery exploding issues.
The South Korean company is reportedly working extremely hard on infusing the Galaxy S8 with a lot of new technologies. The phone is rumored to sport a snapdragon 830 processor or the equivalent Exynos chipset. Recent reports claimed that the phone was also going to offer 6 GB of RAM for the first time in a Samsung smartphone. Among all these rumors has been the probability of seeing a dual camera setup in the rear of the device.
Since it has been once again made the flavor of the smartphones after being featured in the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung reckons that there will be a huge demand for smartphones with a dual camera setup. In the past, HTC devices have come with this configuration but they have been more tuned towards providing artificial 3-D. The Apple iPhone 7 Plus opts for a much more conventional use to this new camera setup, which is to provide an artificial depth of field similar to a DSLR camera.
Offering the setup on the Galaxy S8 would have placed the phone on par with the Apple iPhone 7 Plus in terms of the imaging. As of now, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is one of the finest of smartphones in the business with its 12-megapixel camera coming in with a f/1.7. The Galaxy S8 was expected to retain this astonishing camera but in a dual camera setup, which would have been a match made in heaven. Now, though, it seems that the company main ditch this idea and go for a conventional setup just like on the Galaxy S7 albeit with some improvements.
Only a few weeks ago, it emerged that the company was looking at the possibility of introducing an eight-megapixel camera with autofocus in the front of the device. A front camera with autofocus is still a rarity in the world of smartphones even though they have come a long way in the last few years.