Note 8 very likely to feature dual-camera, 3X optical zoom predicted


The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will almost certainly come with a dual-camera setup, according to the latest report from South Korea. Speaking to The Korea Herald, Daishin Securities analyst Park Kang-ho predicted that a camera overhaul is all but "inevitable" for Samsung's next high-end phone:


As you may know, it was heavily rumored that the Galaxy S8/S8+ would be the first Samsung phones to come with a pair of sensors at the back, but the tech giant reportedly scrapped the idea in the last minute, perhaps due to rising costs or production issues. 

Most of the above complications will probably be resolved by the time Sammie starts manufacturing the Note 8, and some industry watchers are even making predictions for the capabilities of the cameras. A 12 MP sensor with a wide-angle lens will work in tandem with a 13 MP/telephoto lens combo, with the latter reportedly sporting 3X optical zoom as well. 

All of this may sound great, but some people will undoubtedly wonder why the Seoul-based manufacturer is supposedly so eager to jump on the dual-camera bandwagon.

Apparently, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, one of the chaebol’s own subsidiaries, made a surprising recovery after the Note 7 recall by selling dual-camera modules to Chinese handset makers Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi. 

Statistics show that the best-selling premium smartphones in China during Q1 2017 were, in fact, dual-camera phones, including the iPhone 7, Huawei's Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro, and Vivo’s Xplay 6

All of this signalizes that the feature is in demand. The Tokyo-based Techno Systems Research estimates that by 2020, the proportion of dual-camera phones will rise to 34% (or 600 million units shipped) of the global smartphone market, which is a massive increase compared to the current 5% share held by these devices. 

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48 Comments

1. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Man, this could very well be the first perfect phone. The s8 is almost there all they have to do now is make the screen stronger.

7. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Heh, Maybe change the fingerprint scanner position?... uh oh.. I started something, didnt I?

14. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

change fingerprint position , make software smoother , bigger battery , use better quick charge tech (the current one used produces a lot of heat which reduces the battery lifespan) , better audio ... all these things need improving

20. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Fingerprint position is a non-issue, My finger goes there naturally with muscle memory and the sensor is if not one of the best...

22. nikhil23

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

I didn't had any issues with fps too

43. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Agree, once you get use to it it's not a problem.

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

"the current one used produces a lot of heat which reduces the battery lifespan" I doubt that is true, because if it was, all batteries heat up while charging and this they would all be dead in a year. How long you plan to keep a phone? A year or 2? So that means whenever you dump your phone, it will still be holding at ;east 60% of its original charge. What you said is nonsense even if it is true.

35. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Why is everyone okay with phone manufacturers calling the dual lens swapping an optical zoom?

47. Instigator

Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

Samsung claim that the S8's batteries will have a longer life span and only lose 5% I the first year. We'll ave to see if that turns out to be true, but if so then your comment is incorrect.

15. tyrion_lannister unregistered

They have to change: 1. Fingerprint scanner 2. battery capacity 3. UI smoothness 4. Inconsistent SoC binning and storage (UFS 2.0 and 2.1 randomly) 5. Increase RAM capacity(4 GB is not enough when touchwiz takes up 3) 6. Don't use fragile glass 7. Don't increase the price Then you get a nearly perfect phone. But I really doubt any of these is happening given how adamant Samsung is about selling the same phone 3 years in a row.

36. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

1 - There is nothing wrong with the one they have. You're just a whiner 2 - There is nothign wrong with this either. Especially since its Quick charge capable 3 - The UI is already smooth. If you think there is something better, then that is the phone you need to go buy. 4 - Cheaper model, slower storage. Sounds like all OEM's do this. If you want faster, then pay more for the faster model. 5 - If it isn't needed, we don't need waste power on unused resources 6 - There is no such thing as glass that isn't fragile. Unless its not glass. That was simply stupid. You rather have plastic to cover the display? 7 - Well the S8+ is $850 and the Note 7 was $850. If the Note 8 has an under the display FPS, 4K display and dual cameras, then the price is goign up. If you can't afford it, you have other phone options. The Galaxy S and Note are already perfect as they are, There is no such things as a "perfect" phone in your use of context. Because even if Samsung did exactly everything you listed, you';d still find something wrong with it because that is how trolls and haters are. The fact is, there will always be something not absolutely perfect about products Maybe you should go and get some Engineering classes and learn how to make a phone, get Android and iron out the kinks and sell it. Because you act like its that easy. Try using an S8. Its already as smooth as it needs to be or can be.

39. tyrion_lannister unregistered

1. The location sucks on the plus, it's small and slower compared to other phones. 2. Quick charge doesn't fix small battery capacity. Yes, the battery life is fine due to efficient processor, but a bigger capacity would make the battery amazing rather than just great. 3. It's not pixel smooth. And the google pixel sucks in other areas S8 excels in(screen, design, battery life among others), so getting the pixel is not an option. 4. There is no cheaper model. There can be 2 galaxy S8s for the same price and one may have UFS 2.0, other may have 2.1. I am ready to pay more, but the distribution is completely random right now due to NAND shortage. 5. I love 6GB RAM on my Oneplus 3 and won't go to a phone with double the price and less RAM. More RAM doesn't consume that much more power.

40. tyrion_lannister unregistered

Cont... 6. I am talking about the back, the front is fine. 7. Sure, I will probably buy the iPhone if the price is higher than $900. I am not a hater, I just want a phone which caters to my needs which I mentioned. This is a wishlist, not a complaint. If it has these features, I will buy it. Else I'll just get something like a Oneplus 5 which will tick more of these boxes at half the price.

42. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

@tyrion_lannister Samsung plans to put the fingerscanner under glass which was not ready for the S8, let's see if it is for the Note 8 or if not than for S9. And all Exynos S8/S8+ have UFS 2.1 and the S8+ with S835 has UFS 2.1 aswell. Only some(?) S8 with S835 were found to have UFS 2.0. The glass is not fragile but because of the slim bezels plus curved display on the sides, there is not much which can protect the display from impacts.

26. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Nope, they're working on the fingerprint under the display, It does bother me I just want them to do to stop loser like you from having something to hate on. Also rumors are a 4k plus display(In general the displays get better with the note anyway), force touch, s8 looks to have got rid of the lag on Samsung phones, Touch wiz as usually gets better with each phone so I expect performance to be even better even if it has the same processor. Other rumors are the 4k at 120fps video and slowmo around 1000fps. Better battery and efficiency is a given. Also the note software tends to be better looking and more simple than the s8 so I expect that to continue. That's why I said maybe a perfect phone. The one thing I think will hold it back it the screen crackability, I don't see any advancement here, not because of the phones quality but because of the phones design 99% of drop will hit the screen.

2. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Honestly, this should be the samsung smartphone to get with lots of new generation and advanced tech like dual camera, in screen fps, pressure sensitive screen, optical zoom, telephoto lens, dual speakers, and the s-pen not some planned obsolence that is the galaxy s8 with old phasing away tech everywhere.

45. Anderson36

Posts: 42; Member since: Apr 28, 2017

Note 8 must include like f/1.5 aperture and f/1.7 aperture secondary lens with OIS to improve low light performance and be the best camera phone for 2017. But My guess is that Note 8 camera will be the same as S8 and S7.

3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

This will be the phone of the year no doubt. Sammy has finally gotten the UI to play nicely with the SD... My S8+ is still as smooth as freshly churned butter... Right on par with my 7 plus, might even say slightly better than.. With this dual camera setup and the S-pen the Note 8 looks to be the Beauty and the Beast! I was talking to a carrier store manager yesterday about the satisfaction rating of the note 7 and the iPhone 7 and the manager said IPhone's tend to hover around the 95-96 percent satisfaction rating where the Note 7 was right at a 98 percent rating... Take that as you may but people were extremely satisfied with the note 7... Definitely my next phone for sure! Apple... You better wow me with the 8!!

6. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

I'm not so sure.. Apple gonna pour everything they have into the iPhone. It'll be tough competition. This is such an exciting year for smartphones! Oh! And The HTC U11's camera seems to be amazing!

8. Cat97

Posts: 1892; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

HTC U11 camera is the same camera from the Galaxy S7 and S8.

28. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

the s8 and s7 doesn't have the same camera, people on youtube giving out wrong info. The s7 uses a Sony IMX260 sensor and the s8 uses a Sony IMX333 sensor

16. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I'll have to see Apple do that before I believe it... Not much has changed over the years but I get why they do that... If it ain't broke don't fix it...

11. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

The Note 7 was on the market for a few weeks before they started exploding. It got recalled twice and basically doesn't exist and you want to talk about satisfaction rating? Also, how are you going to claim the Note 8 as phone of the year? You know nothing about the phone other than rumors. You also don't know anything about the iPhone or google Pixel!

18. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

@nctx77 I got this information from a carrier store manager, I never said that I said that...They obviously get those ratings from customer feedback. No other phone can do what the Note does, period. Samsung doesn't regress from year to year, they progress, so the note 8 is going to build on the greatness that the note 7 was which will definitely lean towards it being the phone of the year! How are you going to tell ME WHAT I DON'T KNOW LOL? I have the 7 plus and I used my friends Pixel for a short stint, we swap phone's occasionally to test them out since we are both phone enthusiasts so I know. But I'm not here to convince you, I'm just giving my opinion, either you accept it or you don't...

48. Instigator

Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

The Note 7 fires were a hoax. Why do you have an x and 77 in your user name, it looks a bit shilly?

17. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The note 7 only had that high a satisfaction rating because it was barely around for 5 weeks. Anyway i can't wait to see what the note 8 brings tbh. I will definitely get the iphone 8 as it just seems much more new & exciting to me(according to the rumors), but the note 8 is shaping up to be a beast and a true upgrade to the classic note 4. September can't come soon enough tbh. Exciting times.

19. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

@bankz I agree...

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It had a high satisfaction rating, because it was a great phone, no matter how long it was around. You all are just Samsung haters. We have the best phone buddy...GET OVER IT. Nothing on the market is better than the Note, not even the Galaxy S. the S may be Samsung's flagship and is a great phone, but the Note is better than anything Samsung sells, Apple, Sony, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Blackberry, Microsoft, LG, Xiaomi, Oppo and whoever else you want to list. That isn't fan fact, its simply fact! The Note 7 was truly a beast by all possible definitions. Awesome design, best display in its class, nice clean and smooth UI, the S-PEN changes were very good and more.

49. Instigator

Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

Don't worry, he has and x and 77 in his user name, which is shill code. No unbiased smartphone fan can deny that the Note 7 was a masterpiece.

27. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

doesn't matter how smooth s8 owners say the s8 is, haters choose to believe it lags its their story and they are sticking to it. It makes them feel good and at peace to think that

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