Since the advent of the smartphone, photography has been a point of focus, and that is true now more than ever. Going forward, the next big thing appears to be dual camera setups. Samsung, one of the biggest fish in the smartphone pond, has embraced dual camera configurations—first with its recently introduced Galaxy Note 8, and next with its upcoming Galaxy J7+, according to what look like official press materials.
A website in Thailand leaked a few photos of the Galaxy J7+ that appear to be plucked from Samsung's stash of marketing materials. What they reveals is a dual camera setup on the back of the phone, the primary one being a 13-megapixel shooter with f/1.7 aperture, and the secondary one a 5-megapixel lens with f/1.9 aperture. And for taking selfies, the front of the phone will sport a 16-megapixel shooter with LED flash.
Why two shooters on the back? Having dual cameras allows for some more advanced photography effects for superior looking snapshots, such as blurring out the background and focusing on the subject (or vice versa). This depth-of-field manipulation is essentially what the Galaxy J7+ brings to the table—its dual-camera configuration will support Samsung's Live Focus portrait mode, which was introduced with the Galaxy Note 8. This lets users blur the background in real-time using a handy slider.
The Galaxy J7+ will be positioned as a mid-range handset with a premium unibody design made of metal and measuring 152.4mm x 74.7xx x 7.9mm. It will also have a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1920x1080 resolution powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 2.39GHz and 4GB of RAM. Onboard storage will check in at 32GB, with a microSD card allowing users to expand storage by up to 256GB. Android 7.1.1 Nougat will come installed out of the box. Other tidbits include 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, dual-SIM support, and a 3,000 mAh battery.
Though this is a mid-range handset, it will have some high-end features, such as biometric security (fingerprint scanning and facial recognition) and Samsung's Bixby digital assistant. Depending on the price, which was not leaked, this is a handset that could have a broad appeal.