Samsung confirmed to launch the most anticipated device of the year — Note 8 on August 23. The South Korean company in its official teaser confirmed that the Note 7 successor will come with a massive display and S Pen. Now, Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at KGI Securities has revealed that Note 8’s cameras will support 3x optical zoom feature. This was first reported by a Chinese micro-blogging site — mydrivers.com.
With that, Note 8 is going to be the first handset by Samsung to sport dual cameras, if only the company doesn’t unveil the Galaxy C10 which is also tipped to come with two cameras at the back. Ming-Chi Kuo earlier said that Note 8 will sport a 12-megapixel wide-angle CIS (CMOS image sensors) which will be coupled with dual photodiode and enable users to capture better low-light shots. While the secondary camera will sport a 13-megapixel telephoto CIS with dual 6P technology and 3X zoom.
The South Korean smartphone maker has started sending out media invites for the Galaxy Note 8 that mention “Do bigger things”. Rumours hint that the Galaxy Note 8 will come with a 6.3-inch display, slightly bigger than that of the recently launched Galaxy S8. In the invite Samsung also mentions “Find out what it means to do bigger things on 08.23.2017,” in its tweet. Samsung doesn’t say much about the smartphone though. All that it highlights is that the device with a big screen is coming.
In the invite image, shared by Samsung Mobile on Twitter on Thursday, shows an outline of a smartphone with an Infinity Display. So, this confirms that the upcoming Note 8 will come with the display similar to that of the Galaxy S8. Furthermore, it also hints that the device will come with the signature S Pen.
A report leaked earlier this week reveals that Note 8 release will be carried out in two phases. The first phase will commence in early September, where Samsung is said to release the Note 8 in select markets like — US, South Korea, and the UK. While in the second phase which is to start in October, Samsung is said to release the smartphone in other markets. This means that the South Korean smartphone manufacturer may bring the Galaxy Note 8 to the Indian market sometime around the month of October.