Okay, so you loved Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for its dual-camera but not for its big size. You want the same camera, from same company but in a device slightly smaller than that. Well, you may be in luck. However, you will have to wait for it until February next year.
That’s right – if usually accurate Samsung analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is right once again then Galaxy S9 may come with a dual-camera configuration same as that of Galaxy Note 8. The claim also seems pretty reasonable, as now there’s no meaningful benefit in going back to the single-lens cameras.
Samsung has already been pretty late in providing this feature, so now when it has provided, it just can’t make the mistake of maintaining the single-lens standard in GS9. Plus, Apple iPhone 8 is also going to launch with a dual-camera setup, so single-lens doesn’t make sense from the perspective of competition as well.
However, despite being late in launching a smartphone with dual-lens camera the thing that separates Samsung from the rest of the market is its implementation. The camera made of a telephoto lens and a wide angle lens not only comes with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) in both lenses but also with a number of other interesting camera features (i.e. dual capture, portrait mode etc.) as well.
These features collectively make it one of the best dual-camera smartphones ever introduced in the market. If Galaxy S9 also comes with same camera, it can turn out to be the device that you want (smaller form factor with powerful camera).
However, Ming-Chi Kuo doesn’t provide any other details about the device as of now. So while it’s almost confirmed that Galaxy S9 will come with a dual-camera, we can’t be sure that it’ll be the same camera that’s installed in Galaxy Note 8. After all, with its ISOCELL camera manufacturing unit now Samsung is capable of formulating almost any possible camera configuration for its flagship smartphones. As a result we may also see a camera that’s a step ahead of Note 8’s camera setup in Galaxy S9.
So now when dual-camera for Galaxy S9 is already confirmed, perhaps we should focus on another aspect of it: Will it be aligned horizontally or vertically? Hopefully in next few months we’ll get the answer to this question as well.