Samsung Galaxy S8
Justin Denison, Samsung senior vice president of Product Strategy, introduces the Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones during the Samsung Unpacked event in New York City, United States March 29, 2017. Reuters/Brendan McDermid

If latest reports are to be believed, certain alleged Samsung Galaxy S8 prototypes have been spotted with dual cameras. The flagship was announced last week, and its facial recognition feature, Bixby and huge display have been praised. However, the much-anticipated two camera lenses were missing.

Now, certain photos of the alleged Galaxy S8 Plus prototypes show a dual-camera setup. This is in sharp contrast to the single rear camera in the S8. It is impossible to know whether the prototypes are legitimate or not. Samsung hasn’t yet responded to the images circulating online. The images show an all-black rear casing with the company logo. There are two vertically stacked cameras just above the logo, and also the flash. Interestingly, there is no fingerprint scanner to the left of the camera setup, like that in the S8 phones.

Fans are excited because of the sticker attached on the back. It has the code SM-G955F, which is the same model number as the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. According to CNET, dual cameras could be still on the company’s mind, as more and more smartphone makers are resorting to a dual-camera setup. It is quite a surprise that Samsung missed out on this opportunity. Moreover, as per a tweet by the company, its Exynos 9 chipset is fully capable of supporting dual camera image processing.

The unveiled Galaxy S8 Plus has the same battery capacity and camera as the Galaxy S7 Edge. It perhaps is marginally faster. The increased price tag of the recently unveiled flagships needs careful consideration. Although the S8 Plus is fully capable of attracting envy, many experts believe it is not that big an upgrade from its predecessor. The phone undoubtedly looks stunning, and is much larger and heavier than the predecessor. However, the placement of the fingerprint scanner has been criticised by many, reports Forbes.

Compared to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the latest flagships have their prices increased by $100. As per Samsung Australia, the 64GB Galaxy S8 will cost $1,199, and will start shipping from April 21. The 64GB S8 Plus is priced at $1,349. Pre-orders have already started, and users will receive a bonus Gear VR with very pre-order. This offer ends April 27. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core chipset, Adreno 540 GPU and 4GB RAM configuration is for US customers though.

Europe and Asia will receive the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus with Exynos 8895, ARM Mali-G71 MP20 GPU and 4GB RAM. Stay tuned on IBT AU for more updates on the newly released Samsung flagships.