The Samsung Galaxy S8 has been under the radar in terms of rumors, probably because of the fact that it’s not expected to come out till the next MWC next year. However, this status quo has now changed thanks to a new report of China which has some interesting nuggets of information about the smartphone.
As per Chinese sources, the Galaxy S8 is set to sport a dual-camera setup which will be manufactured in-house by Samsung Motors (Semco). If true, it’ll be the first device by the brand to feature such a module. The introduction of such a system could also help it compete against the upcoming iPhone 7 Plus which is also rumored to be housing two lenses on its back.
This Samsung-Apple battle might not come to pass though, since the report also asserts that the iPhone 7 Plus has run into technical issues which have forced the latter to abandon the dual-snapper setup. Keep in mind that there’s very little evidence to back this up, so it should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Going back to the Galaxy S8, the smartphone is apparently going to feature a UHD screen, another first for the company. The new report suggests that the firm is choosing to go down the 4K display route in order to allow consumers to immerse themselves in VR. However, this brings up the issue of battery life, since such a high-resolution display will result in fast depletion of power.
As for other rumored specs, Samsung is supposedly looking to incorporate the Snapdragon 830 processor for the handset’s operations. All in all, the Galaxy S8 is shaping up to be a pretty premium phone if this new piece of speculation turns out to be accurate. We’ll keep you updated as and when more details about the smartphone pour in.