Rumor has it: Galaxy S8 to come with dual-cam, iPhone 7 won't have one
Another week, another dual-camera rumor. According to Chinese sources the Samsung Galaxy S8, which is expected to launch in early 2017, will come with a UHD screen for better performance with virtual reality applications. That would make it only the second device from a major manufacturer to feature such a high screen resolution, after the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. The same sources say the S8 will also come with a dual-camera setup that will be made by Samsung subsidiary SEMCO. Apparently, this move is a reaction to the possible inclusion of a dual-camera in at least one version of the upcoming Apple iPhone 7 series, expected to launch in September this year.
But the plot thickens! If another rumor is to be trusted, there won't actually be any dual-cam iPhone 7 models this year. It appears an anonymous employee of Apple's production contractor Foxconn has said that plans for a dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus have been cancelled due to 'immature technology.' There is also a possibility that sensor maker Sony would not be able to provide the required number of sensors due to yield issues and production lines that have been damaged by a recent earthquake.
It would certainly be interesting to see Samsung's and Apple's take on this new type of camera design but we'll have to wait at least another few months before we'll find out what, if anything, they can come up with. In the meantime you can have a closer look at the LG G5 and Huawei P9 which both have dual-cam modules and are available for purchase already.