Theis Samsung’s first phone to boast dual rear cameras, and it seems like the company may fully embrace the two-camera trend going forward. Rumors are circulating that devices like the next Galaxy S flagship and the mid-range Galaxy J7+ may get a dual-camera setup.
Dual-camera phones have become more popular. They’ve appeared on both premium flagships (like the ) and budget friendly phones ( ). But Samsung — a major player in the smartphone industry — didn’t make any dual-camera phones until it unveiled the Note 8 on Wednesday.
Following that launch, there’s speculation that the successor to the(presumably called the Galaxy S9) may get dual-cameras, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (who is known for his Apple predictions). Though nothing has been officially announced, it’s not too much of a stretch that Samsung would bring dual-cameras to its Galaxy S line. The Note 8 is currently the company’s most premium option, and improving on its features for the next flagship could mean having to advance on the Note’s dual-camera setup.
The midrange Galaxy J7+ is rumored to get the same treatment too. An alleged promo poster from Thailand for the phone was leaked depicting the phone with dual-cameras. If the image turns out to be true, it means that Samsung is open to bring this camera feature to its more affordable J series of phones.
This isn’t the first time Samsung was speculated to offer a dual-camera phone. Back in May, the Galaxy C10 was rumoredbefore the Note 8 launched and some expected the . In both instances the rumors ended up being untrue, so it’s smart to take these current speculations with a grain of salt. However, now that Samsung actually has a dual-camera phone, these new rumors may carry a bit more weight. This time around, it’s not a question of if Samsung will release a dual-camera phone, but when it will release its next one.
Samsung declined to comment on this story.