Originally hoped for Galaxy S8 but abandoned for cost reasons, the dual photo sensor could finally appear in the future Galaxy Note 8, which will therefore be one of the first smartphones of the brand to offer this functionality.
And according to the Korea Herald, the next benchmark smartphone should offer a dual sensor 12 + 13 megapixels, bringing wide angle and telephoto respectively, with a optical zoom X3, taking up a suggestion from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of the firm KGI Securities, dating from a few weeks ago.
Galaxy S8 prototype with dual photo sensor
This configuration should make it possible to achieve quality effects on photographs, including bokeh effects to embellish portraits. The dual photo sensor is now present on many smartphones and Samsung is expected on this point.
The spread of leaks showing prototypes with a dual sensor suggest that the manufacturer is seriously considering it and will soon offer this functionality on its own models.
This trend, broad within the mobile industry, should also do business for the two major Korean suppliers of photo modules: LG Innotek and Samsung Electro-Mechanics. The latter could particularly benefit from the presence of a dual sensor on the Galaxy Note 8.
Present on 5% of smartphones in 2016, the dual photo sensor should spread to all segments and be found on a third of mobile devices by 2020.