Samsung Galaxy S8 Teardown Reveals Front Facing Camera Hardware Features OIS

Some of the “smallest” improvements found in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ reside in the camera department. That is not entirely a bad thing, because the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge did set the bar really high for their camera performance.

The front camera on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ did receive a hardware upgrade. The S8 features an 8MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture, with the new highlight feature being its autofocus capabilities. This is the first Samsung device that features proper autofocus on the front, which should help with selfies.

Interestingly, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+’s front camera has another trick up its sleeve:

JerryRigEverything noticed in his teardown video that the front camera on the Galaxy S8 features a stabilization mechanism. The camera module and its internal movements suggest it was actually designed to make use of Optical Image Stabilization. The front camera on the retail and review units do not seem to have have OIS capabilities enabled though, so Samsung may have just been toying with the idea.

What are your thoughts on the disabled-OIS on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+’s front camera? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: YouTube: JerryRigEverything