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

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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.

"According to our survey, market feedback to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ has been better than expected since their unveiling. We attribute this to a better- than-expected selling point in the full-screen design. For this reason, we revise up our 2017F S8 shipments from 40-45mn units to 50-55mn units. Post-launch market response a big thumbs up for full-screen design, offsetting our concerns. Although the full-screen design has not created any new applications, its form factor will be effective in attracting high-end users. This is why market feedback has exceeded our expectations."-Ming-Chi-Kuo, analyst, KGI Securities

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

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posted on 19 Apr 2017, 02:30 6

1. zunaidahmed (Posts: 1027; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)

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

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 02:52 2

3. Bankz (Posts: 1936; Member since: 08 Apr 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.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 02:37

2. Bankz (Posts: 1936; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)

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

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 09:00

10. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14041; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

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

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 03:02 1

4. Mr.Pussy (Posts: 115; Member since: 16 Feb 2017)

Damn that's one ugly looking camera.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 03:48 1

5. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 2038; Member since: 01 Sep 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.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 05:20 5

6. Spyro (Posts: 231; Member since: 29 Mar 2017)

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

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 07:19

8. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 2038; Member since: 01 Sep 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.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 05:35

7. gehrig (Posts: 368; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)

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

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 11:10 1

13. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1614; Member since: 14 Feb 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.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 07:38 1

9. trojan_horse (Posts: 4569; Member since: 06 May 2016)

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

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 09:02 1

11. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14041; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

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

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 10:14

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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