While Apple fans are looking forward to the dual-camera setup in iPhone 7 Plus, its arch-rival Samsung is working to include dual-camera in its upcoming Galaxy S8. According to a report coming out of China (via WCCFTech), the next year’s Galaxy smartphone will feature a UHD screen and a dual camera module on the back. The module will be produced in-house by Samsung’s Semco, adds the report.
Galaxy S8 to feature 4K UHD displaya
If the report is true, the Galaxy S8 will be the first Samsung device to have an ultra-high definition display and dual-camera setup. A 4K UHD display means a display resolution of 2160 x 3840. The latest Galaxy VR headset uses Galaxy S7’s QHD display, which is great but appears a little blocky in virtual reality because the screen is just a few inches away from the user’s eyes.
A 4K UHD screen is necessary to enhance the VR experience. Such a high-resolution display would consume a lot of battery. So we can expect a massive battery pack inside the S8. Not much is known about the Galaxy S8 as its launch is still about eight months away. Going by Samsung’s tradition, we can expect the handset to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in the first quarter of 2017.
Snapdragon 830 to power Galaxy S8
The Galaxy S8 is rumored to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 processor based on 10nm FinFET technology. It means the chipset will be more energy efficient than its predecessors, while offering greater speed. There is no report on whether the device will feature water- and dust-proofing capabilities. According to Korea Herald, the S8 should have a 5.5-inch display.
Separately, the Galaxy Note 7 user agent profile has been spotted on Samsung’s official website. Though the phone’s name is not specifically mentioned, the model number SM-N930F indicates that it is Note 7. Last year’s Note 5 was SM-N920 and the Note 4 was SM-N910. Samsung is skipping the Note 6 to bring consistency between the numbering of the Note line and the Galaxy S series. The Note 7 is rumored to be unveiled on August 2.