The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 expected to feature a dual-camera setup and 3x optical zoom: Analyst

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed that Samsung is expected to introduce a 3x optical zoom feature to its upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to come with a 3x optical zoom feature. The report, first spotted on Chinese blogging site MyDrivers and reported by India Today,  says that the phone will come with 12 MP and 13 MP dual cameras. The 13 MP sensor will feature a wide angle lens and the 12 MP sensor will feature a telephoto lens on the device.

Samsung recently tweeted  saying "Find out what it means to do bigger things on 08.23.2017" suggesting the smartphone to be released on 23 August 2017. The website also mentioned that the company has started sending media invite for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with a note "Do bigger things" on the invite.

The phone is expected to come with a massive 6.3-inch display and a S Pen for navigating on the screen. The display of the Samsung Note 8 will be similar to the recently launched Galaxy S8 by the company. The report also says that Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be released in two phases. US, UK and South Korea are the countries listed in the first phase. Rest of the market will receive the device in the second phase in October. Samsung is yet to confirm the features of the device.

Samsung has been reported of bringing a rugged version of Samsung Galaxy S8 called as Samsung Galaxy Active. The smartphone houses a 4,000 mAh battery (that is bigger than the S8+) while the body of the device is made of poly-carbonate with the sides protected by metal inserts around the corners. All of this addition insulation and protection makes the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active 1.5x thicker than standard Samsung Galaxy S8.

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