Galaxy Note 8 Camera Will Feature 3X Optical Zoom [REPORT]

Not so long ago Samsung treated its fans to two new S-Line models, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, needless to say, they are a hit. However, nothing ever stands still in the world of mobile technology, and the South Korean Giant has moved on. On to repair, the damage that was caused by 2016’s Note 7 fall out. As such, there is now a boat load of new Galaxy Note 8 rumors doing the rounds. Of which one of the latest is causing a stir, here’s what you need to know.

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Galaxy Note 8 With 3X Optical Zoom

Now, if you’re wondering why the Galaxy Note 8, gets this new zoom technology when the S8’s didn’t? Apparently, there’s a simple answer: It came down to cost, with incorporating it into both devices being uneconomical for Samsung. As for the next Note, new reports coming out of South Korea suggest cost is not an issue for the device which is set to launch in the Autumn.

3X Zoom The Detail

In South Korea, the Korea Herald is a respected publication, which often proves to have insights into Samsung’s plans. Recently, it published a report, claiming that the Galaxy Note 8 will have two rear cameras. One of which would be a 13-megapixel telephoto sensor, and the other a 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor.

Together, they would apparently provide as much as 3X optical zoom, which means something close to lossless zoom is possible. Which is almost considered to be the holy grail of zoom technology. Why? Because it enables a camera to capture moving images better and improves resolution and contrast. As for a handset with similar capabilities, the only one we can think of would be the ZenFone Zoom. However, the Galaxy Note 8 with 3X Optical Zoom would surpass even that.

With Samsung’s rivals, Apple, LG, Huawei, and HTC, having all previously incorporated dual-lens sensors in their smartphones. It seems as though Samsung is a little behind the times, and that it was only a matter of time before they did too.

However, we can point to the fact, that the company isn’t behind, it just switched priorities, why? We don’t know, but back in 2007, Samsung was the very first smartphone manufacturer to include a dual-lens camera in a handset.

Benefits Of Lossless Zoom

Imagine a Galaxy Note 8 with the 3X Zoom dual-lens setup, users who own the device will grow accustomed to a new camera experience. Why? Such a feature would allow a user to zoom in incrementally on to a target, which is where the lossless zoom comes in. Such a feature would mean, no loss of quality (pixelization) would occur. Meaning, sharp and colorful images and video could be captured wherever and whenever a user chooses too.

Where the Galaxy Note 8 is concerned, as we touched on earlier, many rumors are doing the rounds. Here’s a breakdown of the most recent.

Screen Size

Whatever and wherever you read about upcoming smartphones, it seems as though the Chinese are the best leakers. As such a recent story which broke via the Chinese social media site Weibo and points to an industry insider as its source. Suggests the Note 8 will have a 6.3-inch display.

Now, many will point to the fact that 6.3-inches makes it roughly the same size as the Galaxy S8 Plus. Which is not a Phablet, whereas the Note is. Why has Samsung not gone for a 6.5-inch display? The answer we don’t know, and as this information can not be verified, you shouldn’t take it seriously.

Fingerprint Sensor In The Display

One of the long-held rumors about the Note 8, was that it would feature a fingerprint sensor in its display. Previously, this feature had been touted for the S8’s, but technical issues prevented it from happening. Now, it appears Samsung is confident of overcoming these problems in time for introducing the technology, in a display with the Note 8.

As far as other biometric sensors are concerned, there’s also the return of the iris scanner, which was on the Note 7. Samsung spent big on its development, so this is almost certain to make an appearance.

Bigger Battery

Yet another Weibo revealed feature/rumor surrounding the Galaxy Note 8 refers to its battery. Apparently, Samsung has decided not to hold back as it did with the S8’s, and place a smaller device. Instead, it apparently, will use a large 3600mAh unit, which is bigger than both unit’s found in the S8’s.

If true, this would be a big move for Samsung, indicating that it has confidence and has learned valuable lessons. It must also mean that it does not see the inclusion of such a large battery as a risk.

What do you hope Samsung includes in the next Note Phablet release. Do you prefer a larger screen or does something else take your fancy Come and ask any questions and share your opinions, in the comments section below.