Samsung tips the Note 8 dual camera features: 3x Smart Zoom, Super Night Shot and Dual Fusion

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. 

source: Samsung via Droidholic

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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. Tariq123

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.

2. Papa_Ji

Posts: 878; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

But there are some (S8...) which takes much better than others...

4. jasrockett

Posts: 127; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Lets be honest, not today but maybe just maybe there will be in the future

8. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1584; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Larger sensor will always do better, as smart phone cameras improve so do larger ones.

21. lightyears

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 24, 2015

This guy Tariq may be living in last decade. Try S8

3. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Samsung already does the best in low light conditions. This is a massive improvement@

5. umaru-chan

Posts: 372; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

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.

9. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1584; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

S7 was better than the Pixel, not by much, but it is.

12. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012


18. jacky899

Posts: 431; Member since: May 16, 2017

The S7 is not better than the Pixel in low light or bright light.

14. maherk

Posts: 7012; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

What are you smoking?!! The U11 is a terrible low light camera smartphone. You can check every review out there, and see how noisy their pictures are.

19. jacky899

Posts: 431; Member since: May 16, 2017

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.

20. maherk

Posts: 7012; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

7. baibhav93

Posts: 24; Member since: May 09, 2014

no bro...i have s8 and u11...and u11 does better in low light...

15. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

No5 really, the U11 picks too short shutterspeeds, resulting in too much noise and smudging (higher ISO's). The software messes up there (like it does with stabilization).

6. shield

Posts: 868; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Samsung copy LG.

10. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1584; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Everyone is, all the flagship phones are going dual camera.

17. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

If you do something someone else did but better, is it still copying or improving?

11. chenski

Posts: 781; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Hmm that zoom feature looks tasty, coz current smartphone camera take crap pics when you use zoom

13. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

So just based off of the camera features alone this is going to be more than an S8+ with an S-Pen, but let's be honest those of us with common sense knew that already.

16. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

It's going to be one bad azz phone. I am so ready for the beast.

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