At a time when tech enthusiasts are busy exploring the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7, rumors have already starting pouring in about the South Korean conglomerate’s next flagship smartphone — the Galaxy S8.
In addition to the ongoing speculation that the Galaxy S8 could introduce 4K display to Samsung’s smartphone lineup, a new report said Tuesday that the company is working on significant upgrades for the upcoming device’s cameras. And, one of the major changes to the Galaxy S8’s rear camera is said to be similar to what Apple is rumored to introduce with its iPhone 7, which is expected to be unveiled at a special event on Sept. 7.
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 may come with dual cameras at the back, something that the iPhone 7 is also likely to feature, SamMobile reported, based on a post on Chinese microblogging service Sina Weibo. Although the Galaxy S8’s primary camera will continue with a 12-megapixel sensor, it will be accompanied by a 13-megapixel secondary sensor, which will help the device produce better depth of field effects in photos.
Moreover, the front camera is also rumored to get an upgrade from a 5-megapixel sensor to an 8-megapixel sensor, SamMobile reported.
Tuesday’s report came a month after reports surfaced online saying that the Galaxy S8 was internally referred to as Project Dream and it would feature a VR-ready 4K display, most probably with a screen resolution of 2160 x 3840 pixels.