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Another Galaxy S8 Prototype Reveals a Dual-Camera Setup – Missed Opportunity?

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Apr 17, 2017
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Despite being one of the most attractive flagships on the market, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ come with a few share of gripes and one of them have been centred around its dual-camera setup or lack thereof. However, it turns out that Samsung was testing out several prototypes of its Galaxy S8 and one of them featured a dual-camera, as these leaked images suggest.

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The near bezel-less display and soft buttons of the phone are a dead giveaway that this is indeed a Galaxy S8 that was left out of the production cycle. If you take a closer look at the backside of the phone, you will notice that the device features two camera lenses mounted in a vertical fashion.

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Keep in mind that all dual-camera phones function in a different manner so if the flagship would have shipped out bearing such a configuration, it would be interesting to see what sort of images users could snap with it.

Another thing that probably caught your attention was the lack of a fingerprint reader at the rear side of the phone. This is definitely the first time that the company has incorporated a fingerprint reader at this location and it will definitely take some getting used to, especially if you’re accustomed to unlocking the device using its front side. Samsung most likely ran out of time in engineering a prototype that could accommodate a fingerprint reader at the front.

Despite this shortcoming, the Galaxy S8 has still been a very popular smartphone and has already registered more than half a million pre-orders on its home turf. It also features one of the best smartphone displays on the planet and performance-wise it is a beast.

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However, it is going to be one expensive smartphone because the base model of the device is going to set the user back by $749.99 in the U.S.

Do you think a dual-camera should have been added to the smartphone? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments.

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