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Galaxy Note 8’s dual-camera setup could be better than we expected

The Galaxy Note 8 may not feature the dual-camera setup we’ve been expecting. Recent leaks and rumors pointing towards the configuration comprising of two 12MP sensors, but a new report fresh out of South Korea claims that it will have both a 12MP and a 13MP sensor; the former a regular lens equipped with OIS and the latter a telephoto one.

One thing the report does corroborate, however, is that the setup on board the Galaxy Note 8 has a two-times optical zoom. It’s also tipped to come with several software-based enhancements, including a Portrait Mode similar to the one Apple introduced last year with the iPhone 7 Plus and new presets for shooting in poorly-lit environments.

Related: Samsung to launch a dual-SIM variant of the Galaxy Note 8 in Europe

In the future, Samsung is believed to use a dual-camera system on all of its flagship, as well as mid-range, smartphones. The Galaxy C10 will be the first affordable device to feature the high-end technology, according to relatively reliable Twitter tipster @mmddj_china—but that’s far from confirmed.

All signs point towards the Galaxy Note 8 being not only the South Korean company’s best, but also most expensive smartphone to date. Under the hood, it should sport a 6.3-inch edge-to-edge Infinity Display, an Exynos 8895/Snapdragon 835 processor, at least 6GB of RAM and a 3,300mAh non-removable battery.

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Shenoysiddhant
Shenoysiddhant

I wouldn’t really want to spend so much money for a note 8 if it only gives 2× optical zoom I would rather prefer 3 or if possible 5 as it really wouldnt make a deal breaking difference in front of the s8

Horus Osiris
Horus Osiris

You mean 6.4” display

martindale
martindale

If the device has two fixed focal length lenses, as you say, how does it magic up an “optical” zoom? Is there a third lens with moving zoom elements that you are not telling us about? Please stop abusing the word “optical” with reference to current smartphone zoom functionality. Two fixed lenses and a computer can give you a ‘zoom’ effect through computation, but why specifically call this an “optical” zoom when that is specifically what it is not? If, one day, they do crack that problem and give us an optical zoom in a smartphone, what are they going… Read more »

preime101
preime101

It still is a optical zoom in sofar as the the 2x magnification is achieved through optics not interpolation. It is essentially a 25mm and 50mm prime lens in one body (or whatever the focal lengths are)

martindale
martindale

So it is two prime lenses (i.e. fixed focal lengths, like I said) but that does not make an optical zoom lens. ‘Zoom’ means to continuously vary the focal length, and that is the part that is not optical, it’s computational.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

How very boring. Not even a slow mo at 1080p. Apple and other OEMs have been doing 120fps at 1080p. and now Apple is said to be moving to 1080p at 240fps on both front and back cameras. Its great to have the best display on the market but at $1000! has to be more

popm
popm

camera don’t evolved in samsung !!! ……sony is the best

Peschiera
Peschiera

“including a Portrait Mode similar to the one Apple introduced last year”
Well, actually Samsung has introduced “Selective focus” first.
Apple has improved it a bit and now Samsung is improving its own “Selective focus”.

Ogishi
Ogishi

Samsung showed “Not follow but lead” in the teaser video. But on dual-camera it’s more “follow” than “lead”