December 3, 2020

Samsung’s new dual-camera sensor shown at MWC Shanghai 2017, may debut with Galaxy Note 8

At the ongoing MWC Shanghai 2017 technology conference, Samsung introduced its ‘ISOCELL’ imaging sensor brand. The brand is named after the company’s own ISOCELL camera technology and is underlined by four sub brands – Bright, Fast, Slim and Dual. Among these, the last one – Dual, could be used for the dual-camera setup of the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 phablet.
Samsung ISOCELL Bright is claimed to deliver bright and sharp images with high colour fidelity and low noise levels when shooting in low-light environments. The ISOCELL Fast, as its name suggests, provides fast autofocus on still or moving objects, even in low-light.
The ISOCELL Slim line of sensors, as Samsung says, will “adopt the smallest pixel sizes available in the market at 0.9-1.0um,” all while delivering high-quality images for thin devices.
Lastly, the ISOCELL Dual can be mixed and matched in different combinations “to bring about features demanded in the latest dual-camera trend.”
Samsung has not yet confirmed anything about its upcoming Galaxy Note 8 phablet. However, recent rumours and leaks have pointed towards the fact that the Note 8 will indeed sport a dual camera setup at the back.
According to a recent report by VentureBeat website, Galaxy Note 8 could be priced around EUR 900 (roughly Rs 72,000). Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is said to come with a 6.3-inch edge-to-edge AMOLED ‘Infinity Display that will have the same aspect ratio as Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.
The report further added that the smartphone will be unveiled in the second half of September and come with an S-Pen stylus.
Furthermore, Galaxy Note 8 with either come with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or an Exynos 8895 SoC, based on the market. It’ll also have 6GB of RAM, making it the third Samsung smartphone (after Galaxy S8+ 6GB edition and Galaxy C9 Pro) to have this much amount of RAM.
It’s also been mentioned that the smartphone will sport a 3,300mAh battery. As for the software, Note 8 could let users operate on split-screen mode more easily than before. Samsung Dex support is said to be included as well. The phablet could come in Black, Blue and Gold colours.


performance Octa core
display 5.7″ (14.48 cm)
storage 64 GB
camera 12 MP
battery 4000 mAh
ram 6 GB
fingerprint sensor position Front
other sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
fingerprint sensor Yes
quick charging Yes
operating system Android v7.0 (Nougat)
sim slots Single SIM, GSM
model Galaxy Note 8
launch date July 20, 2017 (Unofficial)
brand Samsung
sim size SIM1: Nano
network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
fingerprint sensor Yes
loudspeaker Yes
fm radio No
audio jack 3.5 mm
chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
graphics Adreno 540
processor Octa core (2.45 GHz, Quad core + 1.9 GHz, Quad core)
architecture 64 bit
ram 6 GB
waterproof Yes Water resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meter), IP68
ruggedness Dust proof
colours Black, Blue, Gold, Silver
display type Super AMOLED
pixel density 773 ppi
screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass v5, Scratch-resistant glass
screen size 5.7 inches (14.48 cm)
screen resolution 2160 x 3840 pixels
touch screen Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
internal memory 64 GB
expandable memory Yes Up to 256 GB
usb otg support Yes
settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
camera features Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
image resolution 4000 x 3000 Pixels
sensor CMOS image sensor
autofocus Yes Phase Detection autofocus
shooting modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
resolution 8 MP Front Camera
optical image stabilisation Yes
flash No
video recording 1920×1080 @ 30 fps
user replaceable No
quick charging Yes Quick, v3.0
type Li-Polymer
capacity 4000 mAh
wifi Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
wifi features Mobile Hotspot
bluetooth Yes v5.0
usb typec Yes (Doesn’t support micro-USB)
usb connectivity Mass storage device, USB charging
nfc Yes
network support 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
gps Yes with A-GPS, Glonass
sim 1 4G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
sim size SIM1: Nano