Samsung’s flagship mobiles have long been known for their remarkable cameras. The best example is the powerful Galaxy S8 camera. How should the Galaxy S8 be any different? After all, the Galaxy S7 has the most original and impressive phone video cameras we’ve ever seen, much better even than the popular Galaxy S6.
That might appear odd at first because Samsung lowered from 16 megapixels on the Galaxy S6 camera to a small 12-megapixel sensing unit for the Galaxy S7. However, in spite of the smaller sized variety of pixels, the Galaxy S7 camera was more skilled.
That’s thanks to the ‘Dual Pixel’ innovation developed into the camera. Every pixel on the Galaxy S7’s image sensing unit has two photodiodes instead of one. One of the greatest advantages of this increased pixel count is a much quicker focus. When you’re taking a picture with an iPhone, between 5% and 10% of the pixels are used for targeting. However, with the Galaxy S7, each and every single pixel can participate.
The Powerful Galaxy S8 Camera
More passionately, the Galaxy S7 was the first smartphone worldwide to debut the technology. So it seems likely that the Galaxy S8 will keep this feature.
However, it gets better. The Galaxy S7 also features a big f/1.7 lens aperture and a 1/2.6-inch sensing unit. However we already agree that Samsung is hard at work developing a 1/1.7-inch sensor suitable for use in mobile phones, and there are lots of rumors, so there’s also a lens with a faster f/1.4 gap in the works too. Both might feature in the Galaxy S8.
Regrettably, current reports appear to suggest that neither innovation will be ready for the Galaxy S8 release or the Galaxy Note 6 release, for that matter. Rather, it seems more likely that the Galaxy S8 will promote a similar camera module to the Galaxy S7, at least up until we hear otherwise.