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Technology Mobiles and Tabs 20 Oct 2016 Samsung Galaxy S8 co ...

Samsung Galaxy S8 could feature a dual-camera setup and iris scanner

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Oct 20, 2016, 1:54 pm IST
Updated Oct 20, 2016, 1:54 pm IST
The company plans to put the device under extensive testing and is expected to unveil it in February next year.
Samsung Galaxy S8 concept (Photo: Screengrab)
 Samsung Galaxy S8 concept (Photo: Screengrab)

After being heavily criticized for the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, Samsung is working hard on its next flagship, the Galaxy S8. The company plans to put the device under extensive testing and is expected to unveil it in February next year.

The company is expected to fit in an iris scanner and a dual-camera setup for its next flagship device to win back its consumer base and recover losses caused by the discontinuation of Galaxy Note 7.

 

The iris scanner was first seen on the Galaxy Note 7, a technology that Samsung said it took several years to pioneer. Samsung has also tied up with multiple banks and financial institutions in South Korea in order to provide iris scanning authentication methods for customers.

This will also mark as the first time when Samsung will use a dual-camera setup on its flagship device. This will also help suppliers and module makers to increase their revenue or even double them.

If rumors are to be believed, Samsung is creating the Galaxy S8 with Daydream in mind, since the smartphone is said to sport a 4K display, which would make it compatible with Google's VR platform.

There isn’t much information about other specifications of the Galaxy S8, apart from the 4K display. The company has already shown off a prototype of a 5.5-inch 4k AMOLED display with 806ppi, but it's unclear at this point if the prototype will be featured on the Galaxy S8.

Some rumours say that the Galaxy S8 may be coming with Snapdragon 830 processor, which has yet to be released.

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