First official Samsung Galaxy Note 7 camera test images surface

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has arrived with a splash: the next big thing by Samsung is an evolution on familiar ideas rather than a complete overhaul, and this is especially evident in the camera department.

The Galaxy Note 7 features a 12-megapixel f/1.7 main camera with Dual Pixel technology, the same one that received praise for its mind-boggling speed in the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Up front, there's a 5-megapixel selfie camera with an equally wide, f/1.7 aperture.

But what about image quality? Technical specifications can't tell you much about that, so that's why we're happy to see that Samsung has provided a dozen of official Galaxy Note 7 camera samples. There's no mention whether those have been doctored in any way, but what is obvious is that they have been captured on the Note 7 shooter.

While it's way too early to give any final judgment - and it's obvious that the images definitely look very good - it seems that the one issue that was most obvious on the Galaxy S7, a very evident and unnatural oversharpening, has remained on the Galaxy Note 7. For all else, though, pictures do look beautifully colored, you can take a look at them right below.

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Note 7 is my new favourite. I always praised the Note 4, but the Note 7 is on a different level now.

2. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

YouTube liked the new note 7 so much that their servers melted. Uff

3. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

Amazing where we got with the mobile industry on just a few years

4. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Amazing depth of field Mind blowing

6. pooma

Posts: 101; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

depth of field?? in which picture? what do u know about the term depth of field?

7. talon95

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Sarcasm? None of the samples are close enough to show off the f1.7 narrow depth of field. So they are all wide dof, like any any regular smart phone camera.

8. adecvat

Posts: 658; Member since: Nov 15, 2013


5. insanity99

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Wow! Just wow!

9. talon95

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Nice shots. I'd like to see the shutter speed on all of them. Curious if they used a tripod.

10. Nopers unregistered

does the camera utilise the HDR image chip at all or is that not something that can be done?

11. shield

Posts: 869; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Photoshop, N7 has same photo-chip S7/E.

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