A few months before the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, images of the design of the prototype of the devices had appeared online. One of the images clearly showed a dual cam implementation in the designs of the Samsung Galaxy S8. However, after the official release of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, as everyone saw, the device did not implement the dual cam setup.
Both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus were at last released with just one back facing the 12MP camera with a f/1.7 aperture to enhance performance in low-light circumstances. However, these photographs obviously demonstrate an early model of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus as can be seen by the seal number on the back of the prototype.
The picture demonstrates more than just a camera difference from the official product design. The prototype design doesn’t demonstrate the controversial fingerprint sensor that was placed on the back of the device.
However, all this begs the question.
Why did Samsung opt out of a dual-cam setup?
Numerous other major smartphone giants have implemented the dual-cam functionality in their devices, which allows the device to photograph more detailed photos. It seems to be that Samsung most likely had created more than just 1 design model for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, and with time, the company refined its outline and final product design.
However, Samsung may yet still swing to double camera devices in the future, as the company just recently uncovered that its new Exynos 9 chipset can fully process and support pictures taken with a dual-camera. Therefore, a dual-cam Samsung device may be in the works as the writing of this article.