First official Note 8 camera samples tell the tale of two cameras

Samsung's new Galaxy Note 8 is the company's first premium handset with two 12-megapixel cameras on its rear, and, while late to the dual camera game, Samsung went all-out with the set. The main wide-angle camera comes with f/1.7 aperture, the one with the telephoto lens sports a narrower, f/2.4 aperture, as can be expected, but both feature optical image stabilization for the first time in a phone. Apart from those two puppies, the Galaxy Note 8 also flaunts  an 8-megapixel selfie shooter with the same wide f/1.7 aperture as the main snapper.

As can be expected, the camera software seems up to par with the excellent hardware, offering the panoply of dual camera shenanigans like pre- and post-shot refocusing, or 2x zoom. Samsung has provided a few official shots that sample the camera abilities for your viewing pleasure above, and says that these are taken with the Note 8. They seem pretty authentic - impressive yet not perfect - and we'd have to put the phone through its review paces to determine if the phablet gets it right in less than ideal circumstances, too. Keep in mind that some of these are the full size images straight from the Note 8's camera with the EXIF data, so they may take a while to load.

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Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)



1. pixelated

Posts: 108; Member since: May 03, 2015

If these official images indicate anything then Note 8 has the best camera in a smartphone right now.

13. rajkatiyar07

Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 11, 2014

Those are taken by professional photographer mate. DONT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER

2. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

These photos are miles ahead of what Essential demonstrated, it's obvious someone with knowledge on how to operate a camera in manual took some of these.

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

These are great! Of course, they are tweaked by those who know how, but still, good enough.

4. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Wow look at that eye watering depth of field ... samsung with the mechanical image stabilisation in the note 8 proved that they are far ahead competitor

5. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Get the right people to showcase your phone's camera and not the people who take 5 pictures in auto mode and say meh. These pictures are simply gorgeous especially if not heavily cleaned up in post. Bravo Samsung.

8. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Wonderful thing is with RAW capture and how advanced Lightroom has gotten on mobile, these could have all been captured and edited as needed on the phone itself.

14. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Very true. Lightroom for mobile has really become a very powerful and yet easy to use app.

7. Khyron

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Superb!!! THIS is going Take over pĂ­xel Not to mentions iPhone 8 Any day

9. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

So now no one questions whether these were taken by a DSLR?

12. rajkatiyar07

Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 11, 2014

Nope , no one would even dare. EXIF data is there

10. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016


11. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016


15. p51d007

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

BE CAREFUL! Apple does this too, so it's not like Samsung was the first (or HTC, LG etc) ALL smartphone makers use professional photographers, clamp on EXPENSIVE lenses in front of the smartphone camera, use professional lighting. Yes, "technically" they were shot "using" the xxxxxxx phone, but it's misleading at best.

16. riteshrkm

Posts: 155; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

This has been already done so many times previously. These are all from professional DSLR. just to create hype. hve a look at ths samples of 6 n 6s which got released then - if my iphone 6/6s cud hv done even half what is been projected here.

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