While we have started seeing some OEMs adopt the dual lens setup, Samsung has yet to officially hop on board the bandwagon, but if the rumors are to be believed, that will change in 2017. According to the latest rumors, word on the street is that with the Galaxy S8, Samsung will finally introduce dual-lens cameras to its smartphones.
The rumor claims that the Galaxy S8 will pack a rear-facing camera with a 13+12MP combo. The handset is also rumored to pack a new 8MP front-facing camera, as well as an iris scanner, which is a new feature that Samsung introduced with the Galaxy Note 7. We guess these features shouldn’t really come as a surprise because like we said, OEMs are starting to warm up to the idea of dual cameras.
Let’s not forget that Samsung is also probably trying to put themselves on an even playing field with Apple, who is also rumored to include dual cameras on its iPhone 7 this year, so obviously Samsung won’t want to be the only company left out of the fun. The iris scanner is also an obvious inclusion, but whether or not it will be the same tech behind the Note 7, or if it will be an upgraded scanner remains to be seen.
Either way we’re still pretty far off from the Galaxy S8 being announced, so best to take it with a grain of salt for now.