Samsung Galaxy S9 is widely-tipped to launch in the coming weeks.
The new flagship smartphone will purportedly sport a faster processor, advanced facial recognition, and a dual-camera system.
The latter is rumoured to be reserved for the larger Galaxy S9+ model.
Samsung has already debuted similar technology in its Galaxy Note 8 handset.
The Note 8 includes two 12-megapixel cameras, both fitted with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS).
There is a wide-angle and telephoto lens, which enables the phone to zoom to 2x without losing quality.
More importantly, this dual-lens system also enables Samsung to create a DSLR-style depth of field effect in portrait photos.
The two cameras work in unison to determine where the subject of the photograph starts and ends, adding an artificial bokeh to the background.
The strength of this effect can be altered after the fact.
Apple and OnePlus both use a similar dual-camera system on the back of their phones to create the same effect.
However, Google Pixel 2 – which only has one camera lens – is capable of creating the same DSLR-style portrait shot.
Google recently rolled out the capability to other smartphones, including the first-generation Google Pixel, Nexus 6P, and 5X.
However, Samsung fans will be pleased to learn that enterprising geeks have tinkered with the code to ensure it is compatible with the Galaxy S8.
That allows the 2017 flagship handset to take photos with a similar effect to the Galaxy Note 8.
However, this nifty hack is not endorsed by Samsung – so users should proceed with caution.
Express.co.uk has not been able to verify the authenticity of the code, so we wouldn’t recommend you rush into this.
If you do decide you want to try to get Google’s bokeh-style Portrait Mode running on your Galaxy S8, you’ll need to first make sure the handset is running Android 8.0 Oreo.
That’s because the modified Google Camera APK only works on phones running Android 8.0 or newer.
Fortunately, Samsung has already rolled-out an official beta release of Android 8.0 Oreo.
You can download the requisite files here https://samsung.firmware.science/
Once you have Oreo up and running, you can download and install the bastardised Google Pixel camera software.
Download the APK for the Google Camera app HERE then launch the file from your notification pulldown.
Hit Install when prompted.
Be warned, you’ll need to enable unknown sources within your Android settings menu before you’re able to install the APK.
When the installation has finished, you’ll find the modded Google Pixel Camera – dubbed GCMod5 – within your App Drawer.
Launch the app to begin testing the brilliant new Portrait Mode snaps.