A new report says Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will be flaunting a dual camera setup, like the LG G5, along with UHD screen resolution.
Citing Chinese sources, tech portal Wccftech said the Galaxy S8’s dual camera modules will be designed by Samsung Motors (Semco). On a related note, past rumors suggested that Samsung’s rival Apple will not be housing a dual-camera setup in the upcoming iPhone 7 Plus. If this report comes true, Samsung already has a clear advantage over the iPhone.
In any case, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will not be released until February or March 2017, while Apple’s iPhone 7 series will hit the store shelves towards the end of this year.
Thanks to the now-famous virtual reality headsets, the Galaxy S8 is believed to come with a 4K or UHD resolution screen of 2,160 x 3,840 pixels. In comparison, the flagship devices released thus far come with QHD screen resolution.
QHD displays already put the housed battery under a lot of stress. Therefore, one can only imagine what the battery toll would be in the case of having a 4K display onboard.
This also means Samsung will have to house a bigger battery unit. The current-generation Galaxy S7 series come packed with a non-removable Li-Ion 3,000 mAh cell.
Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will reportedly come powered by Qualcomm’s next-generation Snapdragon 830 chipset. The chip will reportedly be manufactured by using the efficient 10nm FinFET process. By doing so, the chipset will apparently provide more power, by consuming less energy, Phone Arena reported.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset powers most of the flagships released this year. However, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is believed to come powered by a Snapdragon 823 SoC, which is the enhanced version of SD820.
Lastly, readers are advised to take the reported Galaxy S8 specifications with the proverbial pinch of salt as Samsung has not confirmed any information so far, precisely because it’s too early.