Samsung Galaxy S8’s Highly Efficient Processor Confirmed; Dual Camera Setup Not Happening [VIDEO]By Donna Mills, UniversityHerald Reporter
There's a huge possibility that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge will come with a rear-facing dual camera setup. The company's Exynos 9 chipset will reportedly be responsible for the cameras.
A Samsung promo for the Exynos 9 shared on Twitter demonstrated how the chipset's Dual ISP feature will function on two separate lenses. The chipset supports Dual ISP (Image Signal Processing), which is in control of smartphone cameras' colors, noise reduction, Autofocus, Autoexposure and HDR, among others.
The Exynos 9 series chipset (8895) was created via a 10nm FinFET process. The process has a second-generation custom CPU core and advanced GPU to ensure quality performance and low power consumption so as not to sacrifice precious battery life.
FinFET structure provides up to 27 percent better phone performance than its predecessor and 40 percent lower power consumption. It also supports gigabit LTE for quicker network speeds. That means it can withstand 1 Gbps in download speeds and 150 Mbps in upload speeds.
Aside from these, the Exynos 9 chipset boosts a device's graphics for 4K virtual reality and gaming, according to The Verge. Video recording at 120FPS 4K is possible and camera resolution can go as high as 28 megapixels.
Despite the promising capabilities of Exynos 9, it's also possible that the Galaxy S8 will not be able to handle dual camera lenses. Samsung is under extreme pressure to perform well on their next smartphone and ensure that the exploding battery fiasco of the Galaxy Note 7 will not happen again.
Adding an extra high-tech camera on the back may spell more difficulty for Samsung but that doesn't mean that the feature is entirely off the table. The Galaxy Note 8 could have it when it launches in the near future.
Exynos 9's 10nm FinFET technology may spell trouble for the Galaxy S8. Production rates for the tech (also used in MediaTek Helio X30 and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835) are not going well at the moment. That issue may cause the launch of the Galaxy S8 and other smartphones that use the processors. Samsung's next handset may be announced on March 29 at a Samsung Unboxed event, Digitimes reported.
Samsung usually powers their Galaxy phones in the United States and Europe using Snapdragon chipsets. Variants in Asia, meanwhile, carry Exynos processors.
Leaks showed that the Galaxy S8 will have a headphone jack, an in-display home button, a USB-C port at the bottom and a SIM card or microSD slot at the top. The fingerprint sensor is at the back, while virtual navigation buttons will increase the screen-to-body ratio.