The release of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is getting closer, with only three weeks before the phablet is unveiled on August 23.
Ahead of its official launch, the company, through its official subsidiary that handles mobile camera modules, has published some details on its website that has a lot to do with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Even though there is no mention of the phone, the details revolve around a dual-lens camera that has everything to do with a “highend_camera_module.”
Samsung Electro-Mechanics has all but confirmed the details of how the dual-lens camera on the Galaxy Note 8 will execute its functions. Apparently, the pictures published talk about merging, low light performance, refocusing and depth of tricks as well as zooming capabilities that are usually associated with dual-lens cameras. According to the South Korean tech giant, these options will be known as Dual Fusion, Depth Application, Super Night Shot and Smart Zoom.
The most eye-catching feature of this dual-lens camera setup is the last one – Smart Zoom. The images show off a camera module that will be able to achieve up to 3x optical zoom, something that will probably be possible by combining a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens, same as what you see on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Here, the only major difference would be that the latter only manages up to 2x zoom, which should mean better photography from the Galaxy Note 8.
Not so long ago, Samsung filed a patent regarding an optically stabilized dual-lens camera that can achieve up to 3x zoom, which is actually expected to appear on the Galaxy Note 8. Now that we have an idea of how the camera will work, the only major details remaining are the exact megapixel count of the lenses to be used.
Nonetheless, rumor has it that the Galaxy Note 8 will carry a 12MP telephoto lens and a 13MP wide-angle lens, something that we can see in the latest description from Samsung Electro-Mechanics.