The Galaxy J7 (2017) could well be the first Samsung handset to come with a dual camera setup.
The dual-rear camera setup has become a must-have feature for new or yet-to-be-launched smartphones. A new leak suggests that the 2017 variant of the much-rumored Galaxy J7 could be getting this feature.
Galaxy J7 (2017) To Come With Dual Camera?
On Tuesday, May 30, nine alleged images of protective cases for the Galaxy J7 (2017) were shared on Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo. The tipster mmddj_china was incidentally the first to claim that the Galaxy C10 would sport a dual-rear camera setup, and would be the first Samsung handset to do so.
The leaked images show off the camera opening in the protective cases. This hints at a centrally-positioned, vertically-aligned dual camera setup on the smartphone, with the LED flash placed below the two cameras. Earlier in May, Tech Times reported that the Galaxy J7 (2017) was expected to come with a centrally-positioned vertically-aligned camera, but with only one sensor and the LED flash place below the camera.
The design of the cover cases in the latest leak bear an uncanny similarity with the smartphone design shown off by the older leak, both sporting an opening for a centrally-position vertically-aligned camera setup. The only contradiction is regarding the number of sensors. While the previous leak says that the smartphone will come with one camera, the latest images point toward two.
Thus, it is advisable to take this news with a grain of salt as the authenticity of the latest leaked images is circumspect.
Dual-Rear Camera Setup: Which Samsung Smartphone Will Be The First?
Earlier this year, before the South Korean OEM launched its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagship smartphones, rumors were rife that the duo would be the first Samsung handsets to come with the dual camera setup.
However, the two smartphones launched without the dual-rear camera setup. Since then, several other smartphones such as the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy C10 were rumored to be the first Samsung smartphones to come with the feature.
The Galaxy Note 8 was the first smartphone to be rumored to sport two cameras since the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ launched. Later, press renders and leaks pertaining to the Galaxy C10 surfaced online and hinted that it would boast a dual-rear camera setup.
Now, joining the queue is another Samsung smartphone Galaxy J7 (2017). Given that the dual camera setup is considered a premium feature, it is unlikely that Samsung would introduce it on either the Galaxy C10 or Galaxy J7 (2017) as both are expected to be mid-range offerings. The Galaxy Note 8, on the other hand, has high chances of touting the dual-rear camera setup as it falls in the premium category.