Samsung Galaxy Note 7
The successor to the Galaxy Note 7 will come with a dual-camera module on the back. Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji

The Galaxy Note 8 phablet will likely be overshadowed by Samsung’s Galaxy X foldable phone this year. For one thing, the Galaxy Note 7 successor will not be the first ever Samsung handset to feature a dual-camera module on the back. Instead, this distinction is being linked to the rumored Galaxy X.

SamMobile heard through a reliable tipster Tuesday that Samsung is not positioning the Galaxy Note 8 as its first smartphone to sport the dual-camera configuration. This setup is said to be debuting with the Galaxy X, which is internally known as Project Valley. The device, of course, has previously made headlines for being the flagship of a new series of phones with a foldable display. Though little is known about this handset, there is word it could come with a 5-inch display that can fold out and transform into a 7-inch screen. Such transformation would make it a 2-in-1 phone/tablet device.

A Twitter leaker from China is also saying the same thing about the Galaxy Note 8 not turning out to be the first Samsung phone with a dual-camera setup. The leaker said the first Galaxy handset debuting with a dual-camera module is one of the next-generation Galaxy C phones. The leaker even provided an illustration showing what appears to be vertically aligned lenses and flash on the back of the new device.

The Chinese leaker said it is also very unlikely Samsung will add dual cameras to the Galaxy Note 8. In a response to one follower’s comment about the Note 8 debuting with two rear lenses, the leaker said the phablet could come with a single-lens back camera. The leaker then claimed Samsung is not sure if its dual-camera technology would be good enough for the Note series or even for the Galaxy S series. Should this be the case, the Galaxy Note 8 will be overshadowed by either the Galaxy X or the Galaxy C in terms of camera technology.

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While there is no evidence to prove Samsung is indeed reluctant to bring its dual-camera technology to its established flagship phones, it is understandable why the company is seriously contemplating what to include and not include on its Galaxy Note 8 phablet. After all, last year’s Galaxy Note 7 turned out to be a disappointment despite the advanced technologies in the device. The tech giant could simply be ensuring the quality of its next-generation phones to avoid another fiasco.

Meanwhile, news about the Galaxy X foldable phone already started emerging early this year. In mid-March, there was a report claiming Apple’s biggest rival could unveil the prototype during the IFA conference in September. Then, sources from South Korea fueled the hype over the phone, saying production of the prototype will commence during the third quarter of this year.

Contrary to what current reports are saying, previously leaked information from a Samsung Display engineer point to a 2019 release for the Galaxy X flagship phone. If true, then it’s possible that the Galaxy X won’t be the first Samsung device to debut with a dual-camera setup either. It’s possible a new Galaxy C model could have this distinction. Moreover, it’s also possible the Galaxy Note 8, which Samsung is planning to launch in late 2017, could have this if the company successfully implements the feature on the upcoming phablet and if the plan for a Galaxy C with dual cameras falls through.