The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will most likely have a dual camera: an analysis

The much-anticipated Galaxy S8 is set to be released very soon, but will lack one of the bigger features we previously expected it to have: a dual rear camera. Still, we believe that Samsung hasn’t entirely abandoned the idea, but has rather postponed it for its other upcoming flagship, the Galaxy Note 8...
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28. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

So, Note8 is indeed a real thing. Damn it samsung. With your galaxy s8 is ready to launch, you tease us with note8.

29. mikehunta727 unregistered

I hope it's a optical zoom camera with OIS and not a wide angle lens camera...thatd be so killer. Many folks don't understand how good 4K video with a 2nd optical zoom camera(fixed focal length on 7 Plus, Huawei devices with same setup dual camera, etc ) really is. I am able to see quite a bit farther with much better detail then pretty much every phone out there besides devices that have the same implementation in 4K video in good to great lighting.It really is amazing... I don't want a wide angle lens camera that although while will obviously give you a 120 degree radius at least of view, it will always be worse then the main camera and act worse in low light etc Don't care at all for a wide angle lens, I'll take a much improved zoom capabilities on a smartphone over this

30. Khyron

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

2017 and android still lags bcause user are careless about lagging devices all day long lOS is límited because users are careless about límited and buy overpriced devices why no oem make a android deviced cappable of rendering of perfect 60fps rendering that can keep at least 16 apps on ram without reloading because its GOOGLE'S FAULT

36. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Come to Papa! I don't really care if it comes with a duel camera or not, but obviously the picture above makes it a slight possibility. I'm not to sure but ain't the Battery's coming from LG for the Note 8? I won't be getting a phone till November so i can see how the reviews go for the Note 8, not to mention quality control lol. I am also interested to see what Apple bring to the table this year with the iPhone 8, but they would have to change a lot of s**t for me to sign up! But then again could i go from a phone that will let me do anything, to a phone that dictates rules. It seems like a no-brainer.

37. SCADA_Wookie78

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 14, 2017

"Before it started catching on fire, the Galaxy Note 7 was an excellent smartphone" You say "It" as if the number of defective devices was astronomical, the percentage of units that had major issues accounted for less than 0.1 percent of the entire volume sold. the 7 was grand, it is a shame that such a recall was preformed. especially since other companies have reported the exact issues with batteries sourced for the same manufacturer.

38. AdrianUniq

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

omg I want it! Was going to get the note7 but I have to get some extra $$, and then all the fiasco with explosive batteries, so here we are agai note series. I'm hyped.

40. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Really wish Samsung has something up their sleeves to compete with the upcoming OLED iPhone. Just imagine if they went all in and put in a flexible screen, in-screen fingerprint scanner, and dual cameras. One can dream, right?

42. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Dual cameras right now are stupid and a waste of money, because they dont bring any abilities that can't be done with a single sensor. You can have a single sensor with "telephoto" abilities without using a 2nd sensor. DSLR's have it and you can do it without even switching the lens. The only way I will ever buy into the dual lens options as a benefit is if they can do the following: 1 - The 2 lens work together to give you a "wider" shot, then what can be taken with a single lens. Like the Gear 360 takes a 360 degree picture by stitching shots that came from different lenses. That would be cool. 2 - If both lens can be used with digital zoom and help clear up a phone taken in a zoomed mode. 3 - Let's say for example one camera is 16MP and the other is also 16MP and they combine for a "32MP" single sensor camera shot, which could give you an awesome photo like it came from a Lumia. Also it really would be great if both Samsung and Apple fo example, used Carl Zeiss camera lens. I don't understand why they both only use Sony. What si so special about Sony's cameras that Sony cant even do a good job, but others do?

44. Mixkhata1

Posts: 162; Member since: Feb 26, 2017

"Dual cameras right now are stupid and a waste of money, because they dont bring any abilities that can't be done with a single sensor." Oh yeah? you can't get wider shots (G5, V20, G6), TRUE monochrome pics (Huawei dual camera setup), ZOOMED IN pics (iphone 7 plus) and good bokeh (One M8) without dual cameras. (Though i would admit that while M8 was terrible, the idea is nonetheless intriguing. "You can have a single sensor with "telephoto" abilities without using a 2nd sensor. DSLR's have it and you can do it without even switching the lens." DSLR'S are ALWAYS going to better than smartphone cameras due to their size. Mobile phones are not like that. Even though I loved camera of Lumia 1020, average user did not like the bulge in the back which led to manufacturers making thinner and thinner devices in the following years. If you want true photography, DSLR is the way to go (although it's not a convenient option). "The only way I will ever buy into the dual lens options as a benefit is if they can do the following: 1 - The 2 lens work together to give you a "wider" shot, then what can be taken with a single lens. Like the Gear 360 takes a 360 degree picture by stitching shots that came from different lenses. That would be cool." Just checked gear 360 reviews. Too much fish- eye effect. "2 - If both lens can be used with digital zoom and help clear up a phone taken in a zoomed mode." Huawei Mate 9 and P10 can do this. "3 - Let's say for example one camera is 16MP and the other is also 16MP and they combine for a "32MP" single sensor camera shot, which could give you an awesome photo like it came from a Lumia." MP count doesn't matter as much. 16 MP is MORE than adequate. Even is doing too much with it's 19 MP cameras. More manufacturers should go for lower MP count like 12 or 13 in favor of bigger pixels so that low-light pics are good enough to be stored and shared. "Also it really would be great if both Samsung and Apple fo example, used Carl Zeiss camera lens. I don't understand why they both only use Sony. What si so special about Sony's cameras that Sony cant even do a good job, but others do?" Nokia ONLY used Carl Zeiss lens, the sensor was made by Sony (at least in the case of Lumia 950. I did try to find more about 808 pureview and lumia 1020 camera sensor but i couldn't the manufacturer of the sensor)

45. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 206; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

There is something that I don't understand. Samsung have had problems with batteries before the Note 7 fiasco. For example the battery of one of my Note 4 was defective, prompting the phone to shut down repeatedly while the battery was 40% charged. It is a well known issue with Note 4s. All I had to do to fix the problem was to replace the battery by a new one, a $20 expense. I found the solution while swapping the batteries between my 2 Note 4. So I am puzzled. Maybe all Samsung had to do was to fix their battery problem with their Note 7 was to replace all the batteries, start a new production.

48. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

The Note 7 cancellation was more about brand name than fixing a hardware fault. The trolls had gotten media to stare blindly at failing Samsung batteries while they didn't care that everybody else has the same problem. All Li-Ion batteries are fire hazards if they puncture. Even the ones in your headphone. So, they took away the thing the trolls focused on, and that meant the GS7 could remain the big seller they needed up until this launch. Mostly because the GS7 already was the better phone than anything any competitor managed to release during 2016.

47. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

I seriously doubt it. They've added the feature to the SoC as they are selling the SoC to third parties. With Dual Pixel focusing, dual lenses becomes a pointless gimmick that'll most likely just mean worse images than anything else. I'm betting on Samsung will just increase sensor size and speed for a foreseeable future.
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