Samsung Galaxy Note 8 rumored to have 12MP and 13MP cameras on back with OIS and 2X optical zoom

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phablet is expected to feature a dual-camera system in back. A report published Monday out of South Korea gives us some more information about the two camera module expected to be found on the back of the unit. While many have expected Samsung to deploy two 12MP sensors, Monday's report states that an optical 12MP dual-image pixel sensor and a telephoto 13MP sensor will be placed on the back of the phablet. Both will feature OIS and 2X optical zoom.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be the first handset to come from the manufacturer with a dual-camera setup. Following the release of the phablet, all subsequent flagship and mid-range Samsung smartphones will include a dual-camera setup according to today's report. Of course, this means that Samsung will be spending a little more for phone components. Parts for a dual camera setup cost 1.5 times the amount Samsung spends for a single camera.

With the dual-camera module in place, Samsung users will be able to achieve the desired bokeh or blur effect on portraits. This allows a subject in the foreground of a picture to appear fully focused while the background is out of focus, producing the blur. The dual lens technology also allows smartphones to offer optical zoom as opposed to digital zoom. With the latter, the quality of the picture suffers as you zoom in, and images become pixelated and full of "noise."

We should learn more about the cameras on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 one week from tomorrow when the high-end phablet is unveiled during Samsung's next Unlocked event.

source: ETN                        

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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)



1. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1367; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Nice. The Note 8 is shaping up to be a fantastic device.

2. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Even though it's pretty much set that the cameras will be Horizontal, The Render with them stacked with the HR Sensor below them would be much better in my opinion. Then the FPS could be right below that so people could just shut up.

3. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

9. umaru-chan

Posts: 372; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

Yeah, they are best at brainwashing their dumb fanboys to do their marketing for them and also best at bribing the people( even the government officials). The top 4 anticipated phones ( iPhone, Note 8, Pixel xl 2, V30) are not even out yet and they are already calling the best award category. Fishy.

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Haha! Galaxy S8 wins yet another award. iPhone fans quiver with envy as the iPhone hasn't received a real award since the iPhone 4. Other OEM's who want awards, will now follow Samsung as Apple is no longer the brand to follow. Every OEM right now who are still copying Apple iPhone's are all having terrible sells. Ask HTC if you don't believe me. Oh wait, Apple copied their phone and did better in sales, because HTC fans are far lass stupid in general.

23. CableTelcontar

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

Not sure who should feel more insulted - HTC or Apple fanboys lol

26. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1367; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

lol- I don't know either.

29. therealestmc

Posts: 680; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

You are not very bright, are you?

31. Lumia_Luigi

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 22, 2017

You live in your own world

4. cmdacos

Posts: 4333; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Both lenses will feature 2x zoom?? Really? Doesnt sound right.

5. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Nice 2x Zoom should be added to all 2018 high end mobiles. Hopefully on the Nokia 8 aswell?

6. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Once again... The phone to beat in the second half of 2017...

8. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Once again... fanboy delusions.

16. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Says the ultimate fanboy of them all... But I agree... I am a fan boy.. A fan boy of all platforms since I use multiples.. I appreciate the compliment.

24. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Damn, slow down on him, man... LMFAO.

25. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Damn, slow down on him, man..." That... um... that didn't come out the way you wanted it too, did it? Sounds like an intro to an amateur porno flick. "Slow down on him" 0_o

32. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014


34. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Now that you say it like that... Lol

7. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Soon as Mophie or someone develops a good working Battery-case for it, the Note 8 will have a chance.

14. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

The Note 8 already has a chance. That's just an accessory.

10. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

I will miss my wide angle camera :(

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I still think dual cameras is a useless gimmicky feature, because no one has brought anything to the table with it. The best thing would have been to use optical zoom on he second lens, which would automatically adjust the distant to 2x based on your reference point and how far the object(s) is from you. Telephoto lens do not make this adjustment and the software tries to compensate, but from what we have seen, the pictures tend to be dark, tend to be noisy (fuzzy), colors are way off and the picture just looks messy. It looks no better than just taking the main camera and zooming in. I don't think Samsung will do any better with it, if the 2nd sensor doesn't have optical zoom. Even Samsung old S4 Xoom would take a far better picture vs what a telephoto lens would do. But at least it is a dual digit MP camera, which should help clear them up a bit with higher resolution. We will see!

19. mikehunta727 unregistered

Your comment is just a opinion and just that. 7 plus, other devices with the telephoto lens are able to take much better 4K video when zoomed in vs devices without it. It provides a big difference and I notice a big difference vs devices without it in good lighting. You have been missing out. At least the Note 8 will now have it and many who don't know , will now experience the awesomeness of it in video recording

21. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1588; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

You've clearly never used the iPhone 7 or any of LGs decent dual camera phones, it's not a gimmick. Wide angle lens on LG is without a doubt useful, and the iPhone doesn't produce a nasty grainy picture, it's a quality zoom. As a photographer the absolute last thing I would want is my phone or camera automatically setting the focal point or zoom for me.

30. tedkord

Posts: 17480; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The way they've been implemented so far is, while not gimmicky, extremely limited. There are ways to implement dual lense cameras that would make for better pictures.

13. jacky899

Posts: 431; Member since: May 16, 2017

Would be nice if the dual camera offers AR support like the Iphone 8. I think the Note 8 is another disappointment. I've been waiting for a revolution since the Note 7's explosive failure and was disappointed with the S8 so decided to wait for the Note 8. Now it's shaping up to be just a slight evolution over the Note 7 but with a smaller battery.

15. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

'...AR support like iPhone8' (?????!!!!!) You guys a delusional. LOL Where did you see iphone8? ......or idreams? Or Apple TV set? Or sapphire display? Or Apple car? Or Apple Ring? Or liqud-metal If some OEM come with AR support it will be not Apple, but Samsung or some other real tech company.

17. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

what is a "real tech company"?

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