Early on in their hype cycle, there were rumours hinting that Samsung would be including dual rear-facing camera on their next flagship, the Galaxy S8 (and S8+). Overtime though these rumours were laid to rest. However, a tweet promoting the home-grown Exynos 8995 chipset suggest that Samsung’s upcoming devices might feature a dual camera set-up on the back.
— Samsung Exynos (@SamsungExynos) March 6, 2017
The tweet states quite explicitly that the upcoming Exynos chipset features dual Image Signal Processors (ISP). This might allow the technology giant to feature dual rear-facing camera packages on any device running on this new chipset. The specification sheet of the Exynos 8896 state that it is capable of supporting a dual set-up of 28-megapixel along side a 16-megapixel sensor’s.
Samsung will be debuting the new chipset on its upcoming Galaxy line flagship(s), the S8 and its elder sibling the S8+. The octa-core proccessor Exynos 8995 is based on the 10nm FinFET node featuring four Exynos M2 cores clocked at 2.5GHz and another quad-core package of Cortex A53’s running at 1.7GHz. In line with earlier Samsung releases, the US and some international variants of the Galaxy S8 (and S8+) will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 chipset while other regions will run on the in-house Exynos design.
Even in light of this new information it is a little difficult to ascertain whether the Galaxy S8 line will feature dual rear-facing camera units or no, since there have been no leaks or reveals concerning this information. This has also lead to claims that Samsung might release a third variant of the Galaxy S8 featuring the aforementioned dual camera set-up. Alternately it might be that the Note 8 will be the only device featuring the same to allow for Samsung to differentiate and diversify its product stack.
At this point, all this is speculation and may not amount to anything, so we advise reader discretion till more information is brought to light on point.