Samsung delays Galaxy S8
The dual-camera setup would be the most important upgrade in upcoming Galaxy Note Reuters

The next-generation Galaxy Note might be Samsung's first handset to feature a dual-lens camera.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said, in a note for investors obtained by 9to5Google, that the incorporation of the two-lens camera would be the most important upgrade in the Galaxy Note 8.

The camera could include 3x optical zoom, the analyst said, along with a 12 megapixel wide-angle CIS supporting dual photodiode (2PD), 13 megapixel telephoto CIS, dual 6P lenses and dual OIS.

Kuo claimed that the Note 8's dual-camera would be better than the one in the iPhone 7 Plus and is "likely to match that of OLED iPhone", also known as the iPhone 8, due later in 2017.

As for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Kuo said the new Galaxy devices have been received "better than expected" since their launch.

Samsung recently said the pre-orders for the S8 have exceeded figures set by the S7, adding: "It's still a bit early, but initial response to the pre-orders that have begun at various places across the world have been better than expected."

Kuo said the full-screen design has offset other concerns over the handset, including rear-facing fingerprint sensor and lack of a dual-camera.

"According to our survey, market feedback to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ (abbreviated as 'S8') has been better than expected since their unveiling. We attribute this to a better- than-expected selling point in the full-screen design. For this reason, we revise up our 2017F S8 shipments from 40-45mn units to 50-55mn units," said Kuo.

"Post-launch market response a big thumbs up for full-screen design, offsetting our concerns. Although the full-screen design has not created any new applications, its form factor will be effective in attracting high-end users. This is why market feedback has exceeded our expectations," he added.