Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Expectations and rumours

A Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with dual camera setting and 4K display may actually take on the Apple iPhone 8.

As arguably the most important Galaxy Note release by Samsung is nearing; one of the best tipsters of Apple products, has spoken about Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and here is a roundup of all the Galaxy Note 8 rumors and expectations.

Dual camera setting:

Ming-Chi Kuo, the famous KGI analyst, who is best known worldwide for his perfect predictions about Apple products and their features; has this time shifted his focus towards Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Kuo believes that Samsung will particularly stress on the camera technology of their upcoming phablet. He suggests that Galaxy Note 8 will feature a dual camera. Another analyst Park Kang-ho from Daishin Securities also agrees with the verdict of Kuo.

Both the analysts believe that the camera is going to be the most important upgrade of this eighth-generation device, featuring a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 13-megapixel telephoto lens. According to the analysts, the dual optical image stabilization will feature alongside a 3x optical zoom option in the device.

The legendary analyst Ming-Chi Kuo went as far as saying in his report that Galaxy Note 8's dual camera is going to be even superior to that of iPhone 7 Plus. The market can easily anticipate a battle between these two companies as Apple is also expected to integrate an outstanding camera setting in their upcoming launch iPhone 8.

Meanwhile, Samsung has officially confirmed the existence of Galaxy Note 8, as there was a doubt that it might discontinue the range of phablets following the Galaxy Note 7 disaster.

Galaxy Note 8 plans:

However, now the company has confirmed that not only a Galaxy Note 8 but also a refurbished Galaxy 7R will be launched.

Although, the company has not yet announced any official release date for the Note 8, but it is expected that the launch will follow the previous launch schedules of the series.

"As for the year ahead Samsung anticipates market demand in smartphones to slightly increase with solid replacement demand growth in the mid- to high-end segment," the North Korean smartphone company has recently stated in a press release. Also, the company added that the same smartphone marketplace is becoming much more crowded and challenging day by day. "However, competition is expected to intensify with newly launched smartphones in the market. The company will aim to improve performance YoY by maximizing sales of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus and successfully launching a new flagship smartphone in the second half. In addition, the company will maintain profitability in the mid- to low-end segment," Samsung noted.

It now appears that in these circumstances Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is going to be very significant in terms of enabling the company to continue its diversifying approach and stay competent in the face of fierce competition.

Launch date:

The big debate that is going on around the tech industry is that whether the company will launch the Galaxy Note 8 before or after the launch of iPhone 8, the 10th-anniversary special offering by Apple.

While some reports suggest that it should wait and take all necessary precautions to avoid any kind of debacle like that of Galaxy Note 7 and launch it afterwards, other reports say that Samsung will actually launch the Note 8 before Apple's iPhone 8 to curb the amount of attention that Apple's most advanced and most anticipated device is going to garner.

As there are high chances that the Galaxy Note 8 will also embrace the 4K resolution; a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with dual camera setting and 4K display may really take on the Apple iPhone 8. Now it's only a matter of time until the battle of the bests begins.