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The Galaxy Note 8 might beat the iPhone 7 Plus at its own game

Updated Jul 25th, 2017 11:19AM EDT
Galaxy Note 8 Rumors

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The Galaxy Note 8 will be the first Samsung flagship handset to feature a dual lens camera on the back, capable of similar tricks to Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus. Reports said that Samsung wanted to equip the Galaxy S8 with a dual lens shooter on the back but ultimately decided against it. However, the dual lens camera will be the new Note’s signature feature, and a reputable analyst has new details about it.

KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo, who’s famous for his iPhone-related predictions, said in the past that the Galaxy Note 8 will have a dual camera with a telephoto lens. The analyst updated his predictions with more details, MyDrivers reports.

Assuming Kuo’s predictions turn out to be accurate, the Galaxy Note 8 might end up with a better dual camera than Apple’s, at least when it comes to features.

Kuo believes the Galaxy Note 8 will do 3x optical zoom compared to the iPhone 7 Plus’s 2x. Furthermore, both Galaxy Note 8 camera lenses will feature optical image stabilization (OIS), Kuo says. The iPhone 7 Plus, on the other hand, has OIS only on the main camera, not the telephoto lens.
That means the Galaxy Note 8 gets OIS on its zoom, something the iPhone 7 Plus is missing.

When it comes to megapixels, the Galaxy Note 8’s wide-angle lens should have a 13-megapixel sensor, while the telephoto lens gets a 12-megapixel one. The iPhone 7 Plus has two 12-megapixel cameras on the back — though Apple never engaged in megapixel wars with rivals.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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