The Samsung Galaxy S8 seems to be the blue-eyed boy of the rumor mill and the latest buzz is that the impending flagship will not sport a dual-camera setup. Previous reports have suggested that the Galaxy S8 would pack in two rear-facing cameras - a 12-megapixel one and another with a 13-megapixel resolution (with a Sony module).
The news comes courtesy of a new leak from Weibo leakster Ice Universe, who is usually on the money and has a good track record when it comes to tips. The tipster has shared that the much-awaited Galaxy S8 smartphone, the successor to the Galaxy S7, will not boast a dual-lens camera setup and instead continue with the single rear camera module.
While the tipster reveals that the rear dual camera setup proposition for the Galaxy S8 has been ditched, he does not give a reason behind the drop in plans.
However, the leakster reveals that while the 5.1-inch (or supposed 5.7-inch) variant of the Galaxy S8 smartphone may bypass the camera setup touted by the iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung could deploy the dual-lens camera for a purported bigger model of the handset, which would possibly have a 6.2-inch screen.
What We Know About The Galaxy S8
Thus far, Samsung has not been forthcoming on details regarding its impending flagship handset, which is anticipated to debut at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in February. While the next-gen Samsung smartphone is expected to boast an improved camera - as affirmed by the company's vice chairman - there has been no confirmation on whether the Galaxy S8 would take the dual-camera setup route.
The Galaxy S8 is anticipated to tout some formidable specs to take things up a notch higher. The smartphone is rumored to have a bezel-less design and possibly no home button. It is believed that the phone will house a 5-megapixel selfie camera, which will offer autofocus support.
Samsung is also rumored to be working on a Force Touch display for the phone.
Why Samsung May Have Dropped Its Plans
Samsung has possibly chosen to do away with the plan for a dual-camera setup for the Galaxy S8 because of cost concerns. Moreover, the company has already suffered a setback because of its Galaxy Note 7 fiasco and would not want any issues with the Galaxy S8. Manufacturing a sufficient number of Galaxy S8 smartphones with the dual-lens feature could be complicated and time-consuming, which may have led the company to drop its plans.
With the MWC 2017 a few months away, we will soon know what surprises Samsung has up its sleeve.