About three weeks ago we came across an interesting rumor, suggesting that Samsung is entertaining the idea of using a dual-camera setup for its upcoming Galaxy S7. Admittedly this seemed rather odd given the fact that HTC’s last attempt to capture the market with its dual-camera solutions failed to impress, but it didn’t seem impossible either.
The technology has its benefits (such as providing real depth of field effects and richer post-processing tools), so perhaps smartphone manufacturers need to approach it differently in order to make it work from a commercial point of view.
But without derailing too much from the main topic, today we stumbled across another rumor indicating that while Samsung is indeed working on dual-camera solutions, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is not part of the process. Details below.
Samsung Working on Dual-Camera Tech
According to sources cited by ETNews in Korea, Samsung is currently developing dual-camera solutions for smartphones with the development planned to finish by the end of the year (kind of in-synch with the Galaxy S7).
However, the Samsung Galaxy S7 will reportedly not be among the smartphones queued up to adopt the aforementioned camera technology. Instead, the company will analyze the dual-camera smartphone market after the next Galaxy model hits the shelves, in order to determine what might be the most beneficial approach.
An industry insider cited by the Korean media adds that a dual-camera setup not only increases production costs due to the inclusion of a second module but also leads to new challenges in terms of design and software. With that being said, Samsung is now reportedly working on finding the best way to implement a dual-camera setup on a smartphone.
Will Samsung truly release dual-camera smartphones in 2016? Only time will tell for sure, but we advise you to take this one with a pinch of salt and to remain skeptical, at least until more concrete details emerge.