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Samsung has been lying low of late after the Galaxy Note 7 explosion fiasco, after which the company had to suspend the sale of the product. However, the Korean brand is now reportedly working hard on making up for the loss with its upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S8.

The South Korean technology giant hasn't revealed the release date of the Galaxy S8, but it is expected to see the light of day in the first quarter of 2017, as the Galaxy S7 will complete a year's cycle in the market by this time. It won't come as a surprise if it is unveiled on February 26, ahead of Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC) in Barcelona.

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It has now emerged that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will feature a dual-lens camera and iris scanner, which was introduced in the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7.

"Samsung never uses the same camera for its flagship models, upgrading the camera of its flagship device every year, so there surely will be an improvement (for the S8 camera)," an official from one of Samsung's parts suppliers for the Galaxy S8 told Korea Herald on condition of anonymity.

The source went on to say that suppliers and module makers will benefit if Samsung uses dual-lens camera in its upcoming flagship smartphone.

Interestingly, a report by SamMobile has claimed that Samsung has started firmware development for the Galaxy S8. It said that the ROM is being developed for use in China, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States, and other countries will follow.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to come in two variants, one with a 5.1-inch curved Super AMOLED display with 2K resolution, and the other with a 5.5-inch 4K panel (806 ppi pixel density), according to reports. It may feature a 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 and 10nm-based Exynos processor, a Mali-G71 GPU, a 12MP S5K2L2 sensor and a 13MP sensor made by Sony in the rear, and an 8MP front-snapper.

[Source: Korea Herald]