Renders of the Samsung Galaxy S8 are popping up regularly with one of the latest ones only surfacing this morning and now some more renders have now come through courtesy of MobileFun.co.uk which show the back of the Galaxy S8, as well as the bottom end. These renders seem to indicate the possibility of a dual camera setup on the back and only one speaker. Which might be good news for some, but not so good news for others.
The renders show an extremely wide camera cut-out, much larger than you would need for just one camera. With rumors swirling around about a dual camera configuration – at least on the Galaxy S8 Plus – this could lend some credence to that rumor. An increasing number of manufacturers are starting to include dual cameras in their smartphones to increase the options for those interested in photography. Some of the dual cameras include one for colored shots and another for strictly Black and White photos while others offer an easy way to add more depth and genuine bokeh effects. The primary purpose of the camera is to take a great photo, but a second camera can enhance the original photo with special effects. Samsung does not want to be left out of this new trend, and so it may be likely the Galaxy S8, or Galaxy S8 Plus will include this feature.
Another render from this latest batch depicts the bottom side of the Galaxy S8/Galaxy S8 Plus and it clearly indicates that there will not be any dual speakers on offer. The conclusion is not to say that Samsung will use the bottom speaker and combine it with the earpiece speaker for dual speakers or even stereo sound, but that seems unlikely based on Samsung's denial for the need of dual speakers. This bottom render also indicates there will be a 3.5 mm earphone jack, as well as a reversible USB Type-C jack for charging and data transfer.
Another interesting item we can see from these renderings is that there is the original power on/off button on the right, the volume up/down buttons on the left side, along with another button. It could be a dedicated button for Bixby, Samsung's version of an AI assistant. We will find out soon enough exactly what the Galaxy S8 will look like, but these rumors and renders do add to the curiosity.