These Note 8 Rumours Will Make You skip the S8
Earlier this year, Samsung confirmed that it’s working on a Galaxy Note 8 that will be better and safer than its predecessor. That was a clear indication Samsung would not abandon the Note brand after the Galaxy Note 7 battery fiasco. But there is still some question as to when Samsung will actually announce and release the new Note 8.
In a new research note obtained by 9to5Mac, Ming-Chi Kuo reveals Samsung is going to provide the Galaxy Note 8 with a game changing dual camera. Describing it as “the most important upgrade” in the Galaxy Note 8, Kuo says it will include a 3x optical zoom, 12MP wide-angle CIS supporting dual photodiode (2PD), 13MP telephoto CIS, dual 6P lenses and dual optical image stabilisation.
The Galaxy Note 8’s dual-camera setup, says Kuo, will likely “be much better than that of the iPhone 7 Plus, and likely match that of the OLED iPhone.” It makes a whole lot of sense to expect that a camera array on a smartphone will be better in a 2017 model than a 2016 model. What’s key here is the suggestion that the cameras on the Galaxy Note 8 and OLED iPhone (2017) will be extremely similar. Because of the success of the Galaxy S8 with its full-screen bezel-less design, Kuo seems more confident in the idea that Apple is ready for such a design.
Furthermore, the Galaxy Note 8 is rumored to include Samsung’s latest biometrics options such as iris scanning and facial recognition in addition to PIN, pattern and password options. The Note 8 is obviously expected to feature Samsung’s own artificial intelligence system, Bixby.
IFA Executive Director Jens Heithecker told reporters that he’d like to see the Galaxy Note 8 unveiled at IFA 2017 in Berlin. The original Note was unveiled at IFA 2011, and Samsung chose the same consumer electronics event to launch the Note 2, 3, and 4 in the years that followed. Then, Samsung went for standalone shows for the Note 5 and Note 7, as it tried to better position the phone’s launch to compete against Apple’s iPhones.
Other predictions include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, a 6.4-inch QHD+ OLED display, and an Exynos processor (depending upon the market).
Keep in mind, these are mere speculations / rumours and early leaks.