The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 isn’t expected to be unveiled until later this year, but yet, rumours surrounding the upcoming phone have already started surfacing. The most interesting of the bunch concerns the camera system of the upcoming Galaxy Note device: it’s said to be packing a dual-camera system with 3x optical zoom.
This bit of information comes from The Korea Herald, which mention that Samsung is expected to “adopt dual cameras for its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8.” On top of that, it also elaborated that Samsung wanted to implement a dual-camera system on the Galaxy S8, but “scrapped the idea due to a cost issue.”
Just last month, KGI Securities analyst Kuo Ming-Chi mentioned the same thing about the Galaxy Note 8’s camera capability. According to Kuo, the Note 8 will come with a 12MP + 13MP dual-camera system; each lens will have different focal length, much like the iPhone 7 Plus‘ dual-camera setup.
Thanks to the different focal lengths of the two camera sensors, the Note 8 is believed to be capable of doing 3x optical zoom; for the sake of comparison, the iPhone 7 Plus can only do 2x optical zoom. Aside from that, optical image stabilisation is also said to be featured on both lenses.
If these rumours are true, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will likely be even more impressive than the Korean company’s already excellent Galaxy S8 devices. Only time will tell if the Note 8 will in fact feature a dual-camera system.
(Source: The Korea Herald)