When the Galaxy S8 launches in 2017, Samsung will get praise for pushing boundaries and utilizing high-end specifications. There’s just one thing on paper that might not stand out but will make a huge difference to future owners of the phone. It has nothing to do with the display, processor, or battery. Not even the rear camera is involved.
One of the biggest changes for the Galaxy S8 could be in the front-facing camera.
A new report from etnews reveals plans for Samsung to feature autofocus with the front-facing camera on the Galaxy S8. The company intends to put encoder-like focusing technology inside the camera rather than a voice coil motor.
- Samsung could implement a pressure-sensitive display for the Galaxy S8
- The Galaxy S8’s digital assistant might have its own dedicated hardware button
- Will the Galaxy S8 have a 90% screen-to-body ratio?
Both critics and consumers have long complained about the front-facing cameras on Samsung’s phones. The overall quality is anything but sharp, and selfies end up looking like watercolor paintings. Causing this hot mess is the camera’s algorithm and its lack of autofocus. The camera just doesn’t know where to look, but at least now there’s hope to expect the Galaxy S8 to be different and supply crisp selfies worldwide.
It’s currently expected that the Galaxy S8 will debut at MWC 2017 in February, lining up with Samsung’s tradition to use the global event as a launching pad for its new flagship.