Samsung has shifted the Galaxy S7 development to ‘Agile’ process, signalling that the device may be launched earlier than expected. Oculus’ upcoming developer conference later this month may offer insights into the mobile virtual reality product that may come out of Samsung-Oculus partnership. And now TechRadar reports that the Galaxy S7 will feature a dual camera system.
Galaxy S7 may use SLAM to enable positional tracking
While one camera will capture the images, another will be used to provide depth. The depth-sensing camera could offer Gear VR positional tracking. Though Gear VR was an impressive product, it couldn’t match Oculus Rift DK2 due to the lack of positional tracking that is vital for immersion. With its depth-sensing capabilities, the Galaxy S7 may use SLAM (Simultaneous Location and Mapping) to track your head’s position relative to the environment, enabling positional tracking for Gear VR.
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Code named Project Lucky, the Galaxy S7 has been spotted on GeekBench and AnTuTu benchmarks in the last few days. Samsung code named it Lucky because the number ‘7’ is considered lucky in many cultures. The Korean electronics giant is testing the S7 with both Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 and its own Exynos processor.
Samsung may launch two versions of Galaxy S7
Samsung is gearing up to launch two versions of the Galaxy S7: one powered by Exynos and another running Snapdragon 810. What’s more, recent reports suggest that the device will be available in two screen sizes: 5.2-inch and 5.7-inch. Last week, a device called “Samsung Lucky LTE” appeared on GeekBench with 4GB RAM.
Now another phone called “Samsung Project Lucky LTE” has been spotted on GeekBench with 3GB RAM. It has fueled speculations that the 5.7-inch model could be the premium version and 5.2-inch one might be the regular model. Last week, sources told SamMobile that the Galaxy S7 will boast of 20MP ISOCELL camera and UFS 2.0 storage.