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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 edge to reportedly sport a dual-camera setup

After HTC, Huawei and LG among others, it seems like Samsung is next to include duo-camera technology. A similar dual-camera setup is also expected on the upcoming iPhone 7 Plus.

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Details about Samsung’s upcoming phablet have been flooding the rumor mill over the past few weeks. A recent report suggested that Samsung may skip Galaxy Note 6, and directly launch the Galaxy Note 7. Now, the latest rumor claims the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 could come equipped with a dual-camera setup at the back. It is also being rumored that the Galaxy Note 7 will be available as an ‘edge’ variant.

Citing sources at Samsung Electro-Mechanics (Semco), China’s Zol reports that Samsung has already started working on the dual-camera module, which is likely to debut on the next generation Galaxy Note phablet. Though, details about the working of duo-cameras are scarce at the moment. Samsung is not the only one to explore the dual-cameras technology. Companies such as HTC, LG, Huawei and QiKU have also tried with dual-camera setup. That’s not all; if recent leaks are to be believed, Apple is all set to add dual-camera support to the upcoming iPhone 7 Plus.

Dual-camera setup is supposed to help the smartphones combine two images to deliver better and more detailed images. It is worth pointing out here that Samsung has included a Dual Pixel technology in its current Galaxy S7 smartphones. Samsung claims the technology helps deliver DSLR-quality low-light images along with other improved smartphone photography features. It will be interesting to see how Samsung will implement the Dual Pixel technology in a dual-camera setup.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 edge specifications, features: As of now, there is a generation gap between the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Due to this, some customers often mistake the Galaxy Note 5 as an older device. To end this confusion, Samsung is reportedly planning to skip the Galaxy Note 6 name, and launch it as the Galaxy Note 7 instead. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy S7 that is offered in flat screen and a curved screen variant (Galaxy S7 edge), the next-gen Note phablet is likely to be offered in an ‘edge’ variant.

Based on the rumors that we’ve come across so far, the Galaxy Note 7 edge is likely to flaunt a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED curved display running at QHD (1440x2560pixels) resolution. Under the hood, either Exynos 8890 chipset or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 823 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM is likely to be in tow. On the storage front, the next Galaxy Note phablet could include up to 256GB onboard storage. According to reports, the mass production for these memory chips has already started.

Other expected features include 12-megapixel duo-pixel rear camera with PDAF, IP68 certification for water and dust resistance, iris scanner and fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication. It is likely to come with a 4,000mAh battery, USB Type-C port and Android N out-of-the-box. The Galaxy Note 7 edge is most likely to be launched between July and August this year.

  • Published Date: June 3, 2016 6:33 PM IST