Note 8 is the first phone with optical stabilization on both cameras


Samsung just got on the stage to extol the virtues of the Note 8's new dual camera, and, among the adjustable focus pre- and post-shot, the 2x zoom, and other shenanigans already done with dual cameras on other phones, it slipped one unique feature in a jiffy. It turns out that the Note 8 is the first major phone that has optical image stabilization on both camera sensors. 

Thus, the 12MP wide angle lens and the 12MP telephoto one both have their system of springs and shocks that compensate for hand movements hundreds of times per second, making for floating videos and crisper shots (at least in theory). We can't wait to test if two OIS systems are better then one indeed, but for now have a look at Samsung's official camera video above for a quick demo.

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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)

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27 Comments

1. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

Good job samsung! Dual OIS caught my attention :) LG V30, Pixel 2, and iphone are next! this is gonna be a bloody battle for this late 2017 - early 2018! I wish everyone wouldnt have problem choosing their next smartphone this coming holidays *wink*

12. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Thanks for supoorting Samsung, and enjoy the all new smartphone of the year aka Samsung Galaxy Note8.

2. adecvat

Posts: 638; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Nothing special. Will be same result with S8 digital zoom.

5. mikehunta727 unregistered

Um definitely not lol, it's gonna be a lot better than S8 digital zoom

6. Jason2k13

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Glad we have an expert here, who already knows everything about the note 8.

10. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Yes, nothing special, except that it will put all other smartphone camera to shame. Note8 is king, just accept it.

15. adecvat

Posts: 638; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

And S8 too? How?

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No it will not. What a circle jerk. Once a comparison is done with he Note 8 vs the LG V-whatever and the iPhone 7+, you will see the others rush to be forst and bring nothing. With a 12MP telephoto lens, the photo will be sharper and will have far less noise if any. Since its 2.4 aperture which is larger than 2.7, that means it will take a better picture in low light with the 2nd lens. I still think and stand by my feeling that dual cameras are gimmicky and pointless, but at least Samsung improved what others really should have had from day one. The iPhone 7+ costs $900+ and they could put OIS on all 3 cameras? What a joke!

18. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

"With 12mp telephoto lens, the camera will be sharper and have far less noise" but but but but but a telephoto lens is useless and a gimmick. lmaooooo!

24. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

Yes, it is a gimmick just a little better than digital zoom. While it may provide lossless zoom, the image quality will still be inferior to that of a proper lens without zoom.

27. mikehunta727 unregistered

Spoken like someone who has never experienced dual camera telephoto setup ever because it makes quite a difference actually, esepcially when recording 4K video. And the Note 8 now takes this to the next level by having OIS in the telephoto module. This device will be able to retain very noticeably better detail zoomed in vs the S8 and every other device. It's the next logical step in improving smartphone photography I think you will change your mind big time when you see the results from the Note 8 soon. I am really glad Samsung went with telephoto and not wide angle lens

20. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

It helps to know and understand something before posting about it so you don't look like an ignorant fool. It's obvious you don't understand how cameras work.

23. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

Someone's got butthurt

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So tell us... How do you like the Note 8, since you already have it.

3. mastachaz

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

again this stupid camera come on sammy we want camera on full screen 16:9 or something like this

4. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

You have to change the video size

7. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

does wide angle work similar to G6? or wide as in wider than normal smartphones?

9. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

They were vague on that. The stream showed it was wide angle like the LG. But I don't think its that wide tho

8. danny_a2005

Posts: 358; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

boooring

13. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Looking good!! Now, I have to wait on the battery life test.

14. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Wow samsung :o Fun fact : only high end sony aps-c and fullframe cameras has ibis inside ( like A6500 , A72 and A9 ) Great job sammy

16. shield

Posts: 834; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Dual OIS but, f/1.7 same aka S8, No EIS? from Video? lol, Samsung copy LG, But LG is better much better. V30 come with f/1.6 and EIS on video. Go home SA.

17. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

How is the battery life on the V30 ?

19. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Same as on the s7.

21. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

And LG is using a camera with smaller pixels and needs to capture more light from a larger aperture just to match Samsung. My S7 has EIS for video, doubt that got removed. Samsung as duel pixel focus, something LG has yet to implement. The telephoto lens is more useful, especially for video, than a wide angle lens IMO. I think you meant to say, Go home LG until you learn to compete.

22. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

What about audio? You know we have had 4K recording and can get great images on a $200. smartphone...but unless they improve audio a nice image or video is just that, like everything else these days.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Let's get to 9-15-17

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