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Galaxy S8 could borrow best iPhone 7 Plus feature – with a twist


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The Samsung Galaxy S8 could feature a dual-camera setup if a new trademark application is anything to go by.

Samsung may be planning to built a dual-lens camera configuration into its next flagship smartphone, in a bid to level the playing field with Apple's recently launched iPhone 7 Plus, which features its own dual-camera module. That's as evidenced by new trademark registration for two different terms: 'LightUp Camera' and 'Light+' camera.

Neither branding is particularly illuminating (excuse the pun), but it's worth noting that the trademarks cover a 'camera sensor" that'll be used for “enhancing the brightness and clearness of digital images and photographs taken in low-light environments”, according to the filing. Importantly, this news follows a series of rumours that suggest the Galaxy S8 will feature a dual-camera configuration designed to improve camera performance in low-light environments.

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On the face of it, it looks like the Samsung Galaxy S8 dual camera setup might be a little different to Apple’s. Whereas Apple added a telephoto lens for improved zoom, it seems that Samsung would be aiming for light-specific features – perhaps larger sensors? Of course, this is all speculation and should always be taken with a healthy pinch of salt.

But even without this latest trademark registration, you could probably bet on the Galaxy S8 featuring a dual-camera configuration. Apple's rival flagship, the iPhone 7 Plus, has one, and it's rumoured that Huawei’s yet-to-be-released Mate 9 will also have a similar setup.

The Galaxy S8 is expected to debut in February or March next year, although nothing official has been confirmed about the rumoured phone thus far.

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October 11, 2016, 9:14 pm

I'd like to see the lg g5 wide angle type second cemera, that would be great for go pro type video, the iPhone approach is limited as the narrow aperture of the zoom lens makes indoor pics very poor

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