Samsung Galaxy C8 with facial recognition and dual rear camera setup launched

By Karthekayan Iyer | Published on 08 Sep 2017
  • Samsung Galaxy C8 is the third smartphone after the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy J7+ to feature a dual camera setup. The premium mid-range smartphone will be available in gold, rose gold and black colour options.

Samsung Galaxy C8 with facial recognition and dual rear camera setup launched

Samsung has announced the Galaxy C8, its third smartphone featuring a dual rear camera setup in China. The Galaxy Note 8 was the first Samsung smartphone to feature dual cameras and the company introduced the Galaxy J7+ with dual cameras in Thailand last week. Dual cameras have emerged as one of the biggest trends among smartphone makers in the past year alone and Samsung is joining Huawei, Apple, Motorola and others with its latest offerings.

The Galaxy C8 sports a dual rear camera setup with 13MP primary colour sensor and a 5MP secondary monochrome sensor. The primary 13MP sensor features f/1.7 aperture while the secondary sensor comes with f/1.9 aperture. The setup seems similar to the Galaxy J7+ with support for features like double photo where users can click a photo and later adjust the focus. It also includes a Live Focus mode for clicking pictures with a blurred background. The phone houses a 16MP selfie shooter with f/1.9 aperture and dedicated selfie flash.

The Galaxy C8 is a premium mid-range offering with a metal unibody design and will be available in black, gold and rose gold colour options. In terms of features, the Galaxy C8 sports a 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with support for ambient display mode. The smartphone is powered by an Octa-core chipset coupled with 3GB RAM, 32GB storage further expandable up to 256GB via SD card slot.

The Galaxy C8 runs TouchWiz UI based on Android 7.0 Nougat along with support for the company's Bixby digital assistant and secure folders feature. The smartphone offers a front mounted fingerprint sensor and supports facial recognition technology, which security experts claim is not that secure. The Galaxy C8 supports connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS with GLONASS and microUSB port. The smartphone also features a 3.5mm audio jack and weighs around 180 grams. There is no word on pricing or availability of the smartphone but expect it to be priced higher than the Galaxy J7+.

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