Did Samsung just reveal the existence of an upcoming, dual-camera Galaxy?

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A newly released Samsung promotional advertisement for its Exynos 8895 chipset has revealed the potential existence of a dual-camera Galaxy smartphone.

Ever since Samsung’s Mobile division took a knock with the demise of the Galaxy Note 7, the South Korean chaebol has resorted to compartmentalizing its divisions and pushing out odd, overly specific advertisements. Now, one such advert could have revealed the existence of an upcoming dual-camera Galaxy handset.

Earlier today, a Samsung promotional advert was posted online by the company’s Exynos division, which produces the (eponymous) self-made chipsets found in some exclusive versions of the company’s most famous devices.

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The promotional image in question highlights Samsung Exynos’ Dual Image Signal Processor, which is designed to render images captured from a dual-lens system. Curiously, the advert depicts the rear of a smartphone – replete with a dual-camera array – which up until now has not been seen out in the wild.

The revelation is puzzling, as rumours earlier this year reported that Samsung has allegedly scrapped the idea of including a dual-camera module aboard the forthcoming Galaxy S8. Further, leaked renders of the same device all but confirms that news, as the handset will apparently feature a fingerprint scanner adjacent to its primary camera.

While there is potential that a larger, say, Galaxy S8 + could bear a dual-camera array to target Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus, we’ve heard little else but conjecture on the subject. The device could, then, represent another handset in the works, or – however unlikely – could just be a mockup for advertising purposes.

The revelation of the handset – regardless of whether it actually exists or not – is a fascinating parallel to a promotional video from Samsung Display earlier this year, which revealed the Galaxy S8’s design long before further leaks could corroborate the look of the handset prior to its launch in April.

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What are your thoughts? Would you want to see a flagship Galaxy smartphone with a dual-camera module? Let us know your opinion in the comments below!

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