Samsung patents elaborate dual camera module, circling the wagons for Note 8?

Samsung patents elaborate dual camera module, circling the wagons for Note 8?
We've been betting that the Note 8 may have a dual camera setup based on Samsung's investments in Core Photonics, and some more hints that we've already analyzed. Last week, when a couple of leaked schematics allegedly depicted a possible Note 8 design, there was no show or mention for what will be on the back of the device, but today a patent filing by Samsung in Korea sheds some light on the eventual dual camera module that Samsung is working on.

It depicts two sensor/lens combos, housed in a thin chassis, and says this can be used for collecting more photons to improve low-light performance, for 3D-mapping, and distance measurements. We ran the patent PDF you can download below through Google Translate, and there is a lot of talk about magnets, axis and lens alignments, so we might optical stabilization on those sensors, and perhaps even some sort of zooming solution. 

Samsung has been rumored to experiment with dual camera modules for a while now, but a recent tip indicated that it wasn't ready to produce those in the mass quantities required for sales in the range of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, so it's not hard to imagine that Samsung could eventually try its luck with the niche Note 8 phablet.


source: Kipris.or.kr (PDF) via GalaxyClub.nl

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Galaxy Note8
  • Display 6.3 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
    6GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Samsung Experience UI

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