Samsung is set to release its newest device next week, the Galaxy Note8. The Note8 is the follow up in the Note series and looks to reset consumer confidence after the last version, the Note7, has serious battery issues -- sometimes leading the devices to explode.
While Samsung's market share for personal devices took a hit after the Note7, it is still the second most popular company in this market behind Apple. Apple and Samsung have been in a back and forth trying to one-up each other for the past few years, each introducing new features and building on features of the other's products -- particularly when it comes to cameras.
The Note8 is no exception. The new device will have a camera that definitely rivals the iPhone7, if not surpassing it. The rear-facing dual camera system will let you take photos and videos that look like they were shot on expensive DSLRs. One of the lenses on the back is a telephoto lens with 2X optical zoom and can give you a deep focus that looks cinematic. The other lens is a wide-angle lens that will take amazing footage up close. Using them together you can get that depth of field look that gives your work focus and cinematic drop-off in the background. The cameras also have Optical Image Stabilization that will take away some of that shakiness you get from shooting on a phone. The Note8 shoots video in 4K at 30fps and full 1080p HD at 30 and 60 fps. The device has a huge screen, measuring 6.3 inches and a full HD display.
More and more people are using their smartphones to take photos and videos for social platforms. Additionally, more and more people are using their smartphone professionally for photos and videos. Mobile video production has become a hot new trend and has had lasting impacts on the video industry. The Note8 is no exception in this trend. It is packed with features to ensure that your video can look professional and amaze people that it was shot on a mobile device.
The Note8 is going to be released on September 15th and you can pre-order one here.