According to a new report out of South Korea, it has shed more information about the front-facing camera module of Samsung Galaxy S8. The latest report confirmed that Samsung would be integrating an Auto focus (AF) on its next flagship smartphone, which means that the Galaxy S8 can be the first smartphone on the world to come with a dedicated AF selfie camera at the front.
Many of you may not be happy when hearing that the Galaxy S8 will only come with an 8MP snapper on the front, as the recently announced Galaxy A (2017) series is equipped with a 16MP resolution selfie camera. However, you should remember one thing that resolution does not decide everything. Some mid-range Galaxy handsets like Galaxy J7, Galaxy On7 feature a main camera with higher resolution than the company’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge flagship smartphones. Those devices are not possibly near the Galaxy S7 duo and we do hope the same thing with the selfie camera on Galaxy S8, as the autofocus tech should make it better over other rivals. The front-facing camera modules will reportedly be used from external suppliers such as MCNEX, Power Logics, Partron, and other small-sized enterprises and the main camera might be supplied by Samsung Electro-Mechanics (SEM).
Besides the AF 8MP selfie camera, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will also be equipped with an iris scanner on the front, which was appeared on the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 last year. In terms of the functionality, the iris scanner module on the Galaxy S8 is expected to be more identical over the one on the Galaxy Note 7.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be introduced at an event in April this year. Other rumors include Exynos 8895/ Snapdragon 835 chipset, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of inbuilt storage, “bezel-less” Quad HD Super AMOLED screen, USB Type-C port, fingerprint scanner, and dual stereo speakers.