The front camera of Samsung Galaxy S8 has optical stabilizer … but is not activated


The Samsung Galaxy S8 have released a lot of new developments with respect to the previous generation, especially in terms of design and display.

Samsung Galaxy S8
However, other sections such as the camera have been maintained with hardly any changes, the most significant being the increase of resolution of the front camera and the integration of an autofocus system.

But these would not be the only novelties that the camera brings for selfies of the new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 plus. In one of the usual breakdowns or teardown, it has been discovered that the front camera module supports optical image stabilization, but neither Samsung has announced this feature in the specifications nor is it activated.

The front camera of the S8 comes with surprise

With the Samsung Galaxy S8 is about to hit the stores, the first detailed analysis of the new flagship of Samsung and vlogger JerryRigEverything has begun to appear to be one of those responsible for gutting the S8. And when we say gutting is literal.

One of the surprises found when completely disassembling the S8 is, as we said, that the module of its front camera supports optical image stabilization. Unlike digital stabilization (EIS), the optical system compensates for the tremors produced by holding the mobile with the hand physically moving the sensor, as if it were a kind of buffer to make the image more stable.

Because this system requires a physical movement of the entire module of the camera, its integration often gives problems because it takes up more space, and especially if it is the front camera in which space is smaller. However, the hardware of the S8’s front camera supports this system, so it is striking that Samsung has not taken advantage of this possibility.

At the moment the reasons are unknown that this option was not included in the list of specifications, but it is certainly a curious detail that shows how not all the functions that are shuffled during the process of creating a device end up reaching The final version.


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