Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the hottest smartphones that should be coming out in early 2017 and according to the latest rumors, the South Korean tech giant is ready to take on its Chinese counterpart, OnePlus 3T, when it comes to selfies.
OnePlus released a new OnePlus 3T phone to succeed the previous OnePlus 3, a phone that was deemed by many as one of the best in 2016. After just five months of existence, however, the phone is no more. But what did OnePlus do? The Chinese tech giant introduced what is basically the same phone, but stepped up a few things here and there, including the front-facing selfie camera.
Looking at the current market standards, OnePlus 3T has one of the best, if not the best, selfie camera in the shape of a 16MP snapper – a Samsung-made 3P8SP sensor that boasts an aperture of f/2.0, EIS, an auto selfie feature known as Smile Capture as well as autofocus (fixed focus), among other capabilities. Now, according to new reports, Samsung Galaxy S8 will be ready to battle the 3T when it comes to this selfie area when it is made official this coming year.
Apparently, the Galaxy S8 selfie camera will also come with support for autofocus – a feature that will be appearing on this end of a Samsung phone for the first time. With autofocus, selfie fans will be guaranteed that Samsung Galaxy S8 will deliver the best shots with more details than before, similar to what the OnePlus 3T achieves, or even better.
In addition to coming in with a top-class selfie camera, Samsung Galaxy S8 is also expected to be a lot thinner than its predecessor, the Galaxy S7, thanks to the enhanced Voice Coil Motor (VCM) that will be used on the selfie camera of the phone. This technology promises to deliver a slimmer camera module as well as the phone in general.
In terms of hardware, Samsung Galaxy S8 will reportedly ship with a RAM of 6GB alongside 256GB of onboard storage. The phone will also be powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 and Android Nougat out of the box. It is hard to agree with rumors that Samsung Galaxy S8 will shift from a 5.1-inch screen to a larger 5.7-inch size, but rumors have claimed so, citing the shift to a bezel-less panel as the main reason towards this change in display size. Apparently, there won’t be any changes in the physical size of the phone when compared to its predecessor.
Samsung Galaxy S8 should be launched at the MWC 2017 event, probably a day before, just like the Galaxy S7. We’ll be here to give you a full coverage of the event alongside the launch of other flagships such as LG G6 and Xiaomi Mi6, just to name but a few.