Samsung tips the Note 8 dual camera features: 3x Smart Zoom, Super Night Shot and Dual Fusion
by Daniel Petrov / Jul 31, 2017, 2:10 AM
Samsung Electro-Mechanics, the subsidiary that is in charge of the company's mobile camera modules, has recently posted an intriguing section on its website, extolling the virtues of its dual camera modules. Given that Samsung is still to announce a phone with one, and the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 is said to come with a dual camera set, the features listed here might be what the Note 8 will bring to the table. Moreover, the titles of the pictures that showcase the dual camera goods begin with "highend_camera_module," and what's more high-end for Samsung looking forward, than its flagship Note 8 phablet.
In any case, those pictures don't show much more than what we already know a dual camera set is supposed to bring - merging, refocusing and depth of shield shenanigans, low light prowess, and some zooming abilities - but the devil is in the details. Samsung calls those options Dual Fusion, Depth Application, Super Night Shot and Smart Zoom, and the supplied samples look pretty svelte (it's a marketing material, after all). The most interesting one seems to be Smart Zoom, as it depicts a dual camera module that is capable of 3x "optical" zoom - perhaps via a combination of telephoto and wide-angle lens, like on the iPhone 7 Plus, which does 2x zoom in this manner.
Samsung patented an optically-stabilized dual camera system capable of 3x zoom not long ago, and the Note 8 is expected to have a 12MP telephoto lens and a 13MP wide-angle set to improve low-light performance, for 3D-mapping, and distance measurements. That's literally the module that Samsung Electro-Mechanics is describing here, so what you might be looking at in the slides above, is the first glimpse of the Note 8's dual camera technologies.
- 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
Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016
Dark mode? Lol Let's be honest, there is no smartphone that takes good pics in the dark.
posted on Jul 31, 2017, 2:51 AM 3
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Lets be honest, not today but maybe just maybe there will be in the future
posted on Jul 31, 2017, 3:23 AM 1
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Samsung already does the best in low light conditions. This is a massive improvement@
posted on Jul 31, 2017, 3:21 AM 11
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LOL, no. It can't even beat U11. Samsung phone has the best camera argument is already invalid. Last year pixel and U11 have better camera than s8.
posted on Jul 31, 2017, 4:09 AM 3
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From all the online comparisons I've seen, the U11 is superior to the Galaxy S8 in low light. If U11 is terrible, the S8 is complete garbage. I'm sure you are one of the Samsung paid trolls that create fake accounts on websites to praise samsung phones and bash competition. Samsung was caught and fined before for this very unethical practice. People can google it online. I've owned multiple Samsung flagships in the past and might still consider the Note 8 over the Iphone 8 but I'm sick and tired of these paid Samsung reviewers spreading fake info online.
posted on Jul 31, 2017, 12:58 PM 0
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1- I would like to see ALL those comparisons you're talking about, so make sure you link them when you reply to me. 2- I see that you're new to this site, so next time educate yourself about the person you're trying to bash before you show your ignorance. 3- Funny you talk about Samsung paying people 5 years ago to post positive comments about their products, yet you intentionally left out the fact that HTC was caught doing the same few weeks ago. But I get it, you have been promised a case or screen protector for your services, and you gotta do what you gotta do to earn them :D https://www.phonearena.com/new
posted on Jul 31, 2017, 4:21 PM 1
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no bro...i have s8 and u11...and u11 does better in low light...
posted on Jul 31, 2017, 4:42 AM 2
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Samsung copy LG.
posted on Jul 31, 2017, 4:12 AM 1
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