Analysts: Note 8, Galaxy S9 and Note 9 would all have dual cameras

Analysts: Note 8, Galaxy S9 and Note 9 would all have dual cameras
If you had any doubts that the Note 8 will land with a dual camera set, Korean security analysts are in full swing today trying to dispel them. It seems that Samsung Electro-Mechanics, the department that is in charge of mobile camera modules, is expected to have blowout quarters going forward, riding on the coattails of Samsung's switch to dual cameras for its phones.

According to Kim Rok-ho, an analyst from Hana Financial Investment: "Supplies of dual camera modules for Samsung Electronics’ flagship model starting in the latter half this year will also contribute to Samsung Electro-Mechanics’ profits next year." The Note 8 is expected to have a 12MP telephoto lens and a 13MP wide-angle set to improve low-light performance, for 3D-mapping, and distance measurements. A Samsung dual-camera patent also indicates optical stabilization, and 3x zooming abilities, while reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has tipped that the Note 8 sensors may offer better performance than the dual camera phones currently on the market.

We can't wait for our first camera tests with the Note 8 then, but in the meantime Park Hyug-woo, an analyst from Shinhan Investment, also claims that the Electro-Mechanics division will keep posting high profits in the next two years, and guess which phones will be behind that. "The Galaxy S9 and Note 9 will likely be fitted with a dual-lens camera and some of the firm’s divisions, including the inductance capacitance resistance unit, will post improved profits," adds Mr Park to pad his prediction that Samsung Electro-Mechanics's revenue may hit about $10 billion in 2019. There you have it, Samsung may be late to the dual camera bandwagon, but is apparently adamant to jump on it full steam, and hopefully the wait will mean better mobile cameras for us mortal users.

source: The Investor

Related phones

Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)



1. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Do you people actually pay these analysts? I could have predicted the same thing for free.

2. VasiliS7

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

Also A 2018 and J 2019 series will have dual cameras.

3. Nopers unregistered

There’s a bit more to it than that. If you read the article they give some specifications too.

4. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

Mind blown -__-

5. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yes the dual camera is gonna be better than what we have seen so far, because everyone else was just rushing to be first and brought out lametastic non-workign BS. The LG and iPhone both take crappy pics with the telephoto lens. The LG V10 I think it was, took very nice pics with its wide-angled lens. But it seemed dual cameras should offer something better. Hopefully Samsung taking longer to bring it, means they will bring the best and all the fans boys will be red in the face with hate, when Apple is shown up yet again in this department.

6. Nopers unregistered

We’ll see. Samsung flagships always have great cameras but I wouldn’t make sensationalist claims right now especially as Samsung played it safe with the S8 camera which wasn’t really a huge improvement over the S7.

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Played it safe how? The sensor in the S8 is from Sony. They bought the next sensor from them. If Sony didnt have anythign betetr, or nothint Samsung wanted to use. Also, what happened with the, once you fond what works, why change it? The S8 camera does have a reasonable improvement over the S7's camera, even though they have similar specs. for one its takes better low light pics. After after photo-processing is less aggressive, making the photos not look over sharpened. Most OEM's did not bring significant improvements to their cameras. Google and HTC did a great job and for me, they are right on par with Samsung. What I saw of the Pixel and U11 is the photos were somewhat brighter vs the S8, but the S8 takes more consistently great photos, while the U11 and Pixel were hit or miss. What I would like to see is, Samsung bring back the 16MP shooter of the S6 which was an awesome shooter, but give it the same 1.7 aperture and the 1.4um lens and it will be awesome. I don't think we need 20MP+ cameras, because they only shoot good in bright hours of the day and suck at everything else. I was hoping Samsung would drop Sony, and go for Carl Zeiss lenses. Now that would be awesome at 23MP+. I would love to see the camera from the Lumia...that 41MP sensor was awesome and now should be quite cheap to implement.

9. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

Doesn't S8 have sensors from both Sony and Samsung like they've been doing for the several iteration of their flagship?

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Analysts stating the obvious. Mind blown! /s

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