Just a few days after rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S8 being prepared for an earlier launch cropped up, it has now been speculated that the phone will come with a dual camera setup just like in the new iPhone range.
Apple is certainly not the first to offer a dual camera setup. Hence, any conspiracy theories may be straight away removed from the discussion and it remains to be seen if the Galaxy S8 will once again try to achieve DSLR-like effects similar to what the iPhone has done. In the past, phones have experimented with 3-D imaging using a dual camera set up but this has not received a lot of response.
After the recall to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the company is badly in need of a quick fix to the reputation hit that has occurred in the last few weeks. Samsung was very keen on launching the Galaxy Note 7 a few weeks ahead of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. However, they did not anticipate this massive worldwide recall which is expected to cost around $1 billion. Apart from the financial disadvantage, it has put Samsung at a great disadvantage when compared with Apple.
In order to remove any chance of Samsung being branded as an unreliable manufacturer, the company has to come with a quick solution in this may be in the form of the Galaxy S8. The phone is also expected to pack a powerful processor in place of the existing snapdragon 820 chipset found on the Galaxy S7 in some regions of the world. Rather than opt for the Qualcomm chipsets, it appears that Samsung is keen on promoting the very own Exynos even further. The Exynos 8895, which is reportedly clocked at 3 GHz, is expected to be used on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8.
This would mean slightly better performance than the Galaxy Note 7, which uses a 2.9 GHz version of the Exynos 8890 processor. Due to the slight bump in terms of performance, it is expected that the Galaxy S8 will do some heavy post processing in order to provide even better imaging using the 12-megapixel rear camera even if it uses only one lens. It is reported that performance from the camera could improve by around 70% as a result of this new chipset. The phone is also reported to be testing the possibility of using a 4K display panel.