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A closer look at the Samsung Galaxy S8's camera

The Galaxy S8’s front camera uses advanced facial recognition technology so it can better recognize and track faces. (Source: Samsung)
The Galaxy S8’s front camera uses advanced facial recognition technology so it can better recognize and track faces. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung wants everyone to know what changes they've made to their camera this time around in their upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.
Isaac Brown,

The Samsung Galaxy smartphones are well-known for sporting excellent cameras, and their upcoming Galaxy S8 will be no exception. Samsung detailed the features that set their 12MP F1.7 autofocus rear camera apart from the competition on their company blog, emphasizing the new camera’s improved ability to “capture vibrant photos in low light.”

Anyone who’s attempted to take pictures on their smartphone in low light conditions is familiar with how the photos can often turn out grainy and dull. Samsung says the Galaxy S8 handles this issue with “multi-frame image processing,” which means that the camera takes three photos. The clearest image of the three then uses the other two to reduce the blur, resulting in a photo that is “highly detailed with clearer contours.”

As with the Galaxy S7, Samsung uses Dual Pixel technology, splitting each of the camera’s pixels “into two photodiodes for on-chip phase detection,” making the autofocus more effective. The 8MP F1.7 front camera has been upgraded from the 5MP camera on the Galaxy S7 and is now better able to take better quality selfies, even from further away if users opt for a selfie stick.

In terms of software features, the camera app now has more effects that users can add onto their photos with 16 filters, 34 stickers, and 50 stamps. It’s likely that Samsung will expand this number over time.

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Isaac Brown, 2017-03-30 (Update: 2017-03-30)
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I joined Notebookcheck at the end of 2016 after being a dedicated reader of the website for the past six years, occasionally tuning out various lecturers to read reviews of the latest gaming and business laptops. As a writer and tech enthusiast, I focus mostly on smartphones, the latest trending gadgets like VR headsets, and the businesses that create it all. When I’m not admiring the latest graphics cards, I write short fiction and arrange for a cappella.