Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to get 3X optical zoom



The Galaxy Note 8 leaks just won’t stop. We’re a few weeks away from its official announcement, but Samsung just can’t hide any related information much longer. The latest one comes from the division that’s responsible for Samsung’s mobile cameras, and they just showed their dual-camera setup module.

We expect the Note 8 to have dual-rear cameras — a first for Samsung. The guide that’s posted on their website is most likely for the upcoming flagship, so let’s run through its different features.

First off, we have Super Night Shot and High Dynamic Range. According to Samsung’s demo, it can do better low-light photography using two sensors at once. They have a comparison showing the difference between a photo taken with a single camera and another shot with dual cameras. The images appear a lot brighter and clearer.

Then we have 3D Depth. This is similar to the portrait mode of other dual cameras, which results in an image that looks like it’s from a DSLR. It also has selective focus with the chance to refocus after taking a shot.

But what’s interesting is Smart Zoom. It shows the 3X optical zoom feature that’s set to come to the Galaxy Note 8. For comparison, they showed the quality difference of digital zoom versus optical. Of course, optical zoom won with a sharper image and correct white balance.

Other features mentioned are Perspective View and Background Effect. Both add nice effects to mobile photography by taking advantage of the two sensors, but we’re really not sure how we’re going to use them for everyday shooting.

The Samsung Galaxy S8, even with its single camera, was able to deliver great pictures for a mobile phone. Looks like we have a lot to look forward to with the camera of the Galaxy Note 8.

SEE MORE: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Rumor Round-up

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2K’s games up for Black Friday discounts

Up to 75% off



Regardless of how you feel about 2K’s newest games, it’s undeniable that they have done everything they could to push forward the franchises they have under their belt. And now, you can get these games at a massive discount.

Whether you’re buying for yourself, your friends, family, or loved ones, you’re sure to save some hard earned cash with up to 75 percent off on selected games.

Here are some of the major titles you can grab for a lower price.

Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3 is the fastest-selling game in 2K history. The original shooter-looter packs bazillions of guns and an all-new mayhem-fueled adventure.Blast through dangerous new worlds as one of four brand new Vault Hunters — the ultimate treasure-seeking badasses of the Borderlands, each with deep skill trees, abilities, and customization. Play solo or join with friends to take on insane enemies, score loads of loot, and save your home from the most ruthless cult leaders in the galaxy.

NBA 2K20

NBA 2K20 continues its dominance as the premiere basketball simulation game. And while its MyCareer mode is far from perfect, it’s by far the best RPG-esque experience on a sports game.

WWE 2K20

Play as your favorite WWE Superstars and Legends like Roman Reigns, Becky Lynch, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Brock Lesnar, The Ultimate Warrior, the Rock and many more in WWE 2K20. The latest game also features a brand new 2K Showcase focused on the story of the Women’s Evolution and an all-new MyCareer featuring both male and female MyPlayer characters together for the first time.


The recently released Civilization VI is now available lets you explore a new land, research technology, conquer your enemies and go head-to-head with history’s most renowned leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known. You can think of yourself as Senku Ishigami in the animé Dr. Stone when tackling this game.


XCOM 2 is the turn-based tactics sequel to the award-winning XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Taking place 20 years after the events of Enemy Unknown, aliens now rule Earth, promising a brilliant future for humanity while secretly hiding a sinister agenda. As the leader of a guerrilla force facing impossible odds, players must ignite a global resistance to eliminate the alien threat and save the human race from extinction.

Titles and sale times may vary by retailer. Check out the 2K Store or see participating retailers for details. For more information on all titles and 2K please visit


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