The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is barely out of the factory gates but the rumor mill rarely sleeps and various industry sources are already looking forward to the launch of Samsung’s next best flagship phone – the Samsung Galaxy S8. Earlier today a rumor that doesn’t seem entirely far-fetched emerged from China through Sina Weibo (a micro-blogging site in the country), specifically from a leakster going by the name of “i ice universe” who has a rather interesting rumor track record. According to the source and without further ado, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will have a dual-camera setup, and the sensors will be supplied by Samsung and Sony’s camera divisions.
Although it’s too early to tell what the Samsung Galaxy S8 will have in store for the general public, there’s a high possibility that dual-camera setups will make a strong comeback in the coming quarters. Rumors have it that even Apple will jump on the bandwagon with a dual-camera setup for the iPhone 7 series, and of course Samsung has not escaped the rumor mill either. According to leakster “i ice universe” on the Chinese Sina Weibo network (screenshot below), the Samsung Galaxy S8’s back panel will accommodate two cameras, one with an f/2.0 aperture, and the second module with an aperture of f/2.3. The sensors will allegedly be supplied by Samsung and Sony’s camera divisions, but it is unclear if both modules will have two suppliers, or if each company will focus on a single module. Either way and once again, keep in mind that these rumors are too early to be confirmed or denied, so treat them accordingly and don’t make any future plans based on this information.
Aside from an alleged dual-camera setup, other rumors suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be equipped with a 4K display and that it will be introduced in February 2017, which sounds quite believable given the fact that this year’s Samsung Galaxy S7 was announced in February at Mobile World Congress and released just a few weeks later. Still, remember that details are subject to change, especially when they have yet to be officially set in stone.