After the flagships Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is being rumored and if they are to be believed, the phone will have a huge 6.4-inch display combined with a dual camera design for those DSLR quality photographs.
The news might sound familiar because last year’s iPhone 7 Plus already has the feature and it was highlighted during the launch event as the most unique aspect of the smartphone. Samsung has a long history copying iPhone components and this comes as no surprise. Besides, the Android operating system and the unique screen size is sure to set it apart from its competitors.
Inside sources also claimed that the upcoming Note 8 will sport significantly new design when compared to the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus. The phone will have a dual camera setup with a powerful 12 megapixel camera in the rear end. It will be a wide angle dual photodiodes lens with support for CIS. The 12mp camera will be paired with another 13mp telephoto CIS which is a bundled design with dual 6P lenses, dual OIS along with a six-element lenses.
In a statement, Ming Chi Kuo who leads the KGI securities said, “The iPhone 7 Plus camera is good yet what the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 offers will be much better in terms of picture quality and will also be ready to take on the upcoming OLED iPhone’s new camera.”
In terms of specification, the phone will have a very large 6.4-inch OLED display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 which is already found in the current generation flagship models. Big screens are going to be the norm at least in 2017 where every last Samsung phone sports the largest possible display. The Note 8 will also have a QHD+ display with a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor on the inside. Some of the variants will use a Exynos 8895 chipset and the choice of processor will vary based on the region.
Dual cameras are all the rage right now and have been slowly catching up with all flagship smartphones from different manufacturers. However, if they would focus on increasing the battery life which is pretty low, it could be a welcome relief for the average user. The pricing and availability of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is not known at the moment. It may get launched in the third half of 2017.