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Samsung fans who have been waiting to get their hands on a smartphone with a dual camera setup might be getting their wish earlier than the release of the Galaxy Note 8.

It was originally expected that the Galaxy S8 will come with the feature, but the smartphone was released without a dual camera. Users then expected that Samsung will instead incorporate the camera upgrade in its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8.

The First Samsung Dual Camera Phone May Not Be The Galaxy Note 8

Samsung initially planned to include a dual camera on the Galaxy S8, but a report from December 2016 claimed that the company gave up on the idea. The report turned out to be true, as the Galaxy S8 was unveiled with a 12 MP rear camera instead of the rumored 12 MP and 13 MP dual cameras.

The logical assumption was that if Samsung was not able to get the dual camera setup into the Galaxy S8, then the company would instead introduce the feature into the Galaxy Note 8, which is its next flagship smartphone.

However, according to a prolific leaker who goes by the handle mmddj_china on Twitter, the Galaxy Note 8 will not be the first Samsung smartphone with a dual camera. Instead, the feature will first be introduced in an upcoming Galaxy C device.

The leaker followed up the tweet with a hand-drawn sketch that places the dual cameras in a vertical arrangement at the center of the smartphone’s back. The sketch does not really evoke confidence in the rumor, but Samsung’s decision to roll out dual cameras outside of its flagship smartphone lines is certainly a plausible move.

One of the major selling points of Galaxy S device has been their groundbreaking cameras, which has so far reduced the need for a second lens module to improve the quality of pictures. However, features such as the Portrait Mode of Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus is not possible with just a single lens.

Introducing dual cameras into the Galaxy S8 may have been seen as a risk, especially with how Samsung relies on the smartphone to pull it out of the controversy generated by the Galaxy Note 7. Launching dual cameras outside the flagship Galaxy lines would allow Samsung to work out certain issues before introducing the feature into the Galaxy Note 8.

Next Samsung Galaxy C Smartphone Specs

Aside from the information that the next Galaxy C smartphone will feature dual cameras, there is not much else known about the device. The missing model number means that we have no idea on how big the display of the device will be, and there is no information on what kind of dual cameras will be fitted into the smartphone.

Rumors, however, claim that the next Galaxy C smartphone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660. Qualcomm has not yet officially unveiled the chipset, but reports claim that it will be a mid-range version of the Snapdragon 835 with the same cores but less powerful GPU. The Galaxy C device is also said to be coming with a metallic body featuring antenna grooves similar to the Galaxy C9 Pro.

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