Samsung has introduced a dual camera concept and it is most likely coming to the forthcoming Galaxy Note 8 smartphone.
Industry leaders have pioneered the dual camera setup in smartphones. Apple uses a telephoto lens on the secondary camera for the iPhone 7 Plus. LG banks on a lens for G6 that is capable of capturing a super-wide angle. Huawei, meanwhile, is putting an RGB sensor since the P9 model.
For Samsung's upcoming phablet, it remains a mystery which way the South Korean conglomerate is taking. With its announcement of the ISOCELL camera sensors, Samsung is poised to embark on this route. The ISOCELL Dual, like its kinds in the market, is expected to deliver top of the line results.
As shown at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Samsung's new dual camera technology uses an RGB sensor and a black-and-white sensor. Both have a focal length of 2.0, smaller than the Galaxy S8's 1.7 focal length. While this might be a huge disappointment for the photography enthusiast, this actually gets the job done, though users will not get much amount of the bokeh effect in the background.
ISOCELL also has 1.12 um pixels, smaller than Galaxy S8's 1.4 um. Does it make that much difference? Smaller pixel design could mean sensors absorbs less light. However, Samsung might be using another camera technology to offset that disadvantage. The black-and-white sensor might play a big role for that matter.
Until now, it remains a debate whether or not Samsung is using this camera schematic. Samsung is reportedly selling this setup to other companies, states Phone Arena.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is speculated to be launched in August. According to recent news, the upcoming flagship device of Samsung will retain the 18.5:9 aspect ratio of the Galaxy S8. In this ratio is rumoured 6.3-inch edge-to-edge Infinity display in 4k resolution.