Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to sport dual-camera, “will be much better than” iPhone 7 Plus: Kuo

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 camera will have 3X optical Zoom as well, claims KGI analyst.

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KGI securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out with some details about anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 8 now. As per Kuo’s research note, the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will see “the most important upgrade” from Samsung, which is the rear dual-camera setup.

Acoording to Kuo, as reported by 9to5Google, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will pack a dual rear camera module with 12-megapixel wide-angle CIS supporting dual photodiode (2PD) and 13-megapixel telephoto CIS, dual 6P lens with dual optical image stabilization (OIS).

Kuo claims that “Note 8’s dual-camera will be much better than that of iPhone 7 Plus, and likely match that of OLED iPhone.” Also, not just that it will include 3x optical zoom, he added.

It was long speculated that Samsung might use dual-rear camera setup for the Galaxy S8 or S8+, but that didn’t happen. The initial few leaks about the dual camera setup on a prototype were also for the bigger variant, but then a recent live image leak surfaced on Chinese micro-blogging website Weibo revealing the two camera setup on big screen Samsung device that looked like the Galaxy S8+ variant.

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The alleged live images showing dual rear camera setup had a very different arrangement of LED flash and heart rate sensor at the back, which seeded a thought of this device being the Note 8 and not S8+. It also didn’t have the fingerprint sensor anywhere, and hence it goes well with the leaks which suggested that Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will have on-screen fingerprint scanner and slightly bigger 6.4-inch ‘Infinity Display’.

While there is no real information as to when the Galaxy Note 8 will launch, but tech industry sources suggests that it could be just before Apple’s iPhone 8.