Galaxy Note 8 Dual Camera Teased, Prices Leaked

Samsung fans are just counting down the days to the company's next big thing, but that's not stopping the hype from flowing. Although it's not giving out details the way LG does, Samsung is doing its own small thing to build up interest in the Galaxy Note 8. While expertly not showing any part of the smartphone itself, Samsung is practically confirming one of the headlining feature for the phablet: its dual cameras.

Dual cameras have long been the in thing in smartphones, but Samsung has uncharacteristically been the holdout in this trend. Even Apple already put out its first dual camera last year. Perhaps if it were not for the catastrophe of the Galaxy Note 7, the Galaxy S8 would have probably been Samsung first. But it's no use crying over spilt, or burnt, milk and Samsung is trying to make up for lost time.

In two new video ads, Samsung teases two features for the upcoming phablet. One of which is something everyone knows already, the S Pen. The stylus really never got the chance to show its mettle in the Galaxy Note 7, so we expect we'd see mostly the same features, like tilt support and excessive levels of pressure, in the Galaxy Note 8.

More interesting, however, is the teaser that clearly refers to a camera, one that has two lenses to create the effects shown in this video. That includes a "portrait mode" bokeh and even changing the image's angle after the fact.

Those features, however, will cost you, if this latest leak coming from Taiwan is any indication. The good news, the Galaxy Note 8 will start off strong with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. The bad news, the starting price of that will be 6,288 RMB, roughly $945. The price can rocket as high as 7,988 RMB or $1200 for 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. Yes, no 8 GB RAM in sight. The only hope is that US prices will slightly be lower, but it's pretty much within the ballpark of earlier leaks and speculation.