Over the past several years, a handful of smartphone makers – including HTC – dabbled with the dual camera concept, and although the first attempts to popularize dual camera setups haven't really paid off, this year it looks like dual camera combos are making a comeback. Both the Huawei P9 and the LG G5 feature two rear-facing cameras instead of one, and several reports suggest that both Apple and Samsung will adopt dual camera configurations for their upcoming flagship phones. In fact, according to a recent rumor from China, Samsung's next "Galaxy Note" in the series will be equipped with a dual camera setup partly developed by Semco (Samsung Electro-Mechanics).
According to anonymous inside sources cited by China's Zol, Samsung's upcoming "Galaxy Note" flagship will make use of two main, rear-facing cameras. In addition, the report "reconfirms" that, oddly enough, Samsung's upcoming Note will not be called the "Galaxy Note 6", but instead it will likely hit the shelves bearing the "Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Edge" moniker. No other details regarding the camera setup have been disclosed, other than the fact that Samsung's Electro-Mechanics division is apparently designing the dual lens setup. Otherwise, the original report goes on to mention several other hardware characteristics for the so-called Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Edge, including a 5.8-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 SoC (model number MSM8996 Pro) featuring two Kryo 100 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz each, along with an additional dual-core Kryo 100 CPU operating at frequencies of up to 2.6 GHz per core. The chipset is said to be paired with 6 GB of RAM, at least on the model boasting 256 GB of internal memory. The components will reportedly be wrapped in a dust and water-resistant IP68-certified body accommodating a 4,000 mAh battery, and the same source speculates that the terminal will be equipped with iris recognition technology.
As is usually the case with Samsung's "Galaxy Note" smartphones, the upcoming flagship in the series should be officially introduced in late-August during an Unpacked event in Berlin, which should take place a couple of days before IFA 2016. Assuming that the rumors are true, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Edge will become the Korean manufacturer's first smartphone to utilize a dual-camera setup.