Kuo: Dual camera setup on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to top the dual snappers on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Kuo: Dual camera setup on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to top the dual snappers on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus
NOTE: Photo on left shows what is alleged to be a prototype of the Samsung Galaxy S8+ with a dual camera setup. Some believe that it is actually a prototype of the upcoming Galaxy Note 8.

KGI Securities reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo just might be the best analyst following Apple. Over the years, he has been uncanny at telling clients exactly what features to expect on the next-gen Apple iPhone. Now, turning his attention to Samsung, Kuo has passed along a pair of notes to clients. The first note says that market response to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ has been better than expected.

For 2017, Kuo has raised his estimate of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ shipments from a range of 40 million-45 million units to a higher estimate of 50 million-55 million. Kuo's analysis finds consumers thrilled with the full-screen design. Originally, Kuo saw nothing in the Galaxy S8 that would take buyers away from the Apple iPhone 8. The analyst has now changed his mind, and he has turned optimistic about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

Speaking of Samsung's next high-end phablet, Kuo told clients that a rear placed dual camera setup for the Galaxy Note 8 will be "the most important upgrade" for the device. It will feature a 13MP wide angle camera and a 12MP telephoto snapper on back, with a 3x optical zoom. Both will feature OIS and have six-element lenses. According to Kuo, the camera on the back of the Galaxy Note 8 will top the dual camera setup found on the back of the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, and will match the dual camera setup expected to grace the rear of the 10th anniversary iPhone. Kuo called the latter model "the OLED iPhone," and while many of us in the media have called it the iPhone 8, the official name could be the Apple iPhone Edition.

Kuo also confirmed some specs pertaining to the Galaxy Note 8. The analyst says that it will feature a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1440 x 2960 resolution (QHD+). The Exynos 8995 chipset or the Snapdragon 835 SoC will be under the hood depending on where the device is purchased.

source: 9to5Mac

Related phones

iPhone 7 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2900 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
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. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

That shouldn't be a shocker, because note 8 would be competing against the newly design iPhone too, not just the 7 plus

3. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

My thoughts exactly. The most important thing will be the iphone edition that comes out later this year as you know that will be the single most talked about thing this year. Even if the note 8 somehow manage to be debatably better on quality (which is basically thesame across flagship phones these days tbh), that will still be irrelevant as the iphone's will be far more popular based on features alone. The AR capabilities, improved telephoto lens, upgraded portrait mode, best in class slow mo, crazy video recording will be to hard to pass up and you trust the media to hype the s**t out of these. I' rather have these features than have a camera that might just be maybe debatebly better on quality, which these days has reached a plateau. Add that to the supposed crazy front camera thats suppose to come with the iphone edition.

2. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Well thats irrelevant as the iphone edition will be coming out this year with AR capabilities and improved dual rear cameras.

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

We dont know it will have AR as a fact. It was rumored.

4. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Damn that's one ugly looking camera.

5. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

HTC One M8 had a dual camera they said. It would be a gimmick they said. Now every OEM in the world are following HTC's footsteps. Way to go HTC.

6. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

Except that the dual camera setup we used today isn't rubbish compared to the M8's

8. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Because they improved upon the existing tech. If HTC will ever re-introduce the dual camera in their future flagship phones, it would be way better than the one on the One M8.

7. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Weren't there dual-camera phones before the M8?

13. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2451; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Well, that's not an entirely accurate statement considering the dual-camera setup on the HTC One M8 is not the same kind of dual-camera setup that's being used on different flagship devices by other manufacturers. The M8 had a dual-camera setup where the second camera took information regarding depth perception and also acted as a system to help with focusing on the subject. This is similar to what is being presented in the iPhone 7 Plus as the device is able to do the same kind of bokeh effect. This supposed/rumored Samsung setup seems to be more of having two cameras on the back that are able to do two different things: one that has a telephoto lens to be able to take pics from far away and zoom in on and the other is a wide-angle. It doesn't suggest that the second camera is acting as an information source for depth or any other kind of information.

9. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It doesn't sound surprising, Samsung has always topped Apple in the camera department since several years now.

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Since the Galaxy S4 per DXOMark, and unbiased no loyalty to any OEM having professional camera specialist group.

12. kumar1234 unregistered

Samesung fanboys will suddenly change their tone about dual camera setup. They will start singing one wide range and one zoom is the best setup for dual camera.

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