Samsung Galaxy Note 8 specs news, speculations: Device to feature dual camera?

(Samsung)Official product render for Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which is expected to be improved by leaps and bounds in the Note 8.

With Samsung's new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, already launched, the public, especially the owners of the issue-plagued Galaxy Note 7, eagerly await the release of the company's flagship phablet, and new details on its specs have circulated online, getting everyone excited.

According to a report by 9to5Google, the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will likely feature dual cameras, according to KGI Analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo. Should Kuo's speculations turn out to be true, this will mark as the first time Samsung will be coming out with a dual-camera headset.

Kuo noted that this move by Samsung will be considered as the "most important upgrade" in the upcoming device that looks to erase the bad memories brought by the Note 7's debacle. The report said that the camera will feature a 12-megapixel wide angle CIS capable of supporting dual photodiode (2PD), a 13-megapixel telephoto CIS, dual 6P lenses, dual IOS, and up to three times optical zoom. "Note 8's dual-camera will be much better than that of iPhone 7 Plus, and likely match that of OLED iPhone," Kuo added.

Meanwhile, a report from PC Advisor speculated that the Note 8 will come with a much-improved design, similar to that of what the Galaxy S8 and S8+ offered. The report said that the phablet will likely offer a taller and larger screen, and it may also showcase the fingerprint scanner at the back of the device like what Samsung had done with their flagship smartphone. Moreover, prospective buyers can also expect it to perform faster than its flagship smartphone counterpart.

Meanwhile, the KGI analyst also shared their early analysis on the public's reception for the Galaxy S8, noting that it has been "better than expected," largely because of the device's selling point, which is the full-screen design. "For this reason, we revise up our 2017F S8 shipments from 40-45mn units to 50-55mn units. Post-launch market response a big thumbs up for full-screen design, offsetting our concerns," Kuo explained.

"Although the full-screen design has not created any new applications, its form factor will be effective in attracting high-end users. This is why market feedback has exceeded our expectations," Kuo added.

The Galaxy Note 8 will likely be released sometime in August.

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