Samsung Galaxy Note 7 edge ( Note 6) tipped to have dual cameras, iPhone 7 Plus - beware!


A new report originating from China's Zol shares a pretty interesting rumor regarding one of Samsung's upcoming handsets, the Galaxy Note 7 edge. "Wait a minute here, PhoneArena. It's 2016, so Samsung should be treating us to the Galaxy Note 6, right"? Well, yes, that's the logical progression of the Note lineup, but rumors have been flying around that Sammy could skip the "6" and jump straight to "7".

Anyway, we just heard that Samsung could be prepping a dual-lens camera for the Galaxy Note 7 Edge. It is reportedly being developed by Samsung's Electro-Mechanics branch, often referred to as SEMCO, so it will most likely make use a combination of Samsung's own camera sensors. The dual-cam setup will seemingly make a debut on the Note 7 Edge, but we are not exactly sure how's it going to work or what functionalities it will unlock. 

If the rumor is true, then Samsung is most likely getting ready to battle the upcoming iPhone 7 Plus/Pro, which could also be scoring a dual-camera setup. Reportedly, that one will allow for lossless optical zoom thanks to a folded telephoto mechanism. Samsung's next big thing could use its camera system to do the same, but one can't be certain at this point. 

Some of the latest phones to arrive with dual-lens cameras are the Huawei P9 and the LG G5.  

As far as the specs Note 6/7 Edge is concerned, we expect it to arrive with a 5.8" Quad HD display (Super AMOLED one of course), with either Snapdragon 823 or Exynos chipset inside. An iris scanner is also heavily rumored ot make an appearance ofn t There will probably be 6GB of RAM in the phablet, similar to what we expect from the OnePlus 3. You can check out our rumor reviews for the Note 6/Note 7 below.

So, a Galaxy Note phablet with a two cameras at the back, yay or nay?






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68 Comments

1. jeevanand88 unregistered

Absolute fake...!! its never gonna happen on note 7!! Looks like a pure s**t at back side!!

3. dubaiboy78

Posts: 446; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Relax. It is only a representation.

20. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I think since LG did it with their G5, now Samsung and Apple will have to do it as well. This smartphone race is all about keeping up with the Jones. Besides that if they were both to use the same cameras, then they could use these new cameras for VR shots as well.

26. jeevanand88 unregistered

LG might have used it and call it a dual camera!! but the fact is it is not, coz both actually work independet to each other. u can call it a dual camera at back side!! but functionally it doesnt... For LG G5s purpose, the design doesnt need to have both cameras close to each other. it still works if wide angle lense is placed at the bottom... i would say, Huawei P9 is the true dual camera setup!! both works together to process & make a single image!!

71. serge327

Posts: 79; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

LG and HTC already have dual camera in the years 2011, there are LG Optimus 3D & HTC Evo 3D

35. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Samsung and Apple worked on Dual Cameras since mid 2015, long before any G5 was announced.

50. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I'm convinced now that these big companies want to copy the other. Samsung ditched their 20MP isocell camera (the one in the Axon 7) just to get a 12MP cam like Apple. Sure, the low light is good, but LG and their 16MP cam do just as well if not better due to color analyzer, laser AF, and we'll posted pp'ing. And now we have a dual camera race. I'm staying out of this...

56. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The S7's 12MP sensor is still ISOCELL (unless if its the IMX260, in which case its using Sony's eqivalent tech) https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-elevates-mobile-phone-picture-quality-with-dual-pixel-technology-in-its-newest-image-sensor But I agree, the industry does follows each other

58. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

HTC One M8?hello?

21. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

representation at its finest

43. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Samsung's drilling an xtra hole in the back of already assembled notes 6 after apple announcement.

12. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

iBoys and iTards will be having nightmares

30. Kumar123 unregistered

Copysung will copy every move of apple it's a given thing. Hearing the rumors of iPhone with dual cameras capable of optical zoom coysung is preparing for their own copy version. But as usual copy version will be far less impressive than the original one. With price like this and if the rumors about ditching the invite system is true major android phones maker nightmares will only begin now. Samtards fun days are over - http://www.phonearena.com/news/Rumor-OnePlus-3-to-have-four-variants-priced-between-349-425_id81766

42. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Lol. At least they're copying the best.

44. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Mr.Hater, First, M8 had dual camera setup way before your iPhone (Which at this point isn't even confirmed by Apple). So who is copying whom now? Second, the functionality of this supposed Samsung version isn't well known. So please prove me that Samsung uses the Same functionality as the rumoured Apple's version Regarding Oneplus, Original OPO is legendary and I love it BUT this third iteration looks like an HTC atleast from the leaks So Far. Eventhough They're ditching the invite system (Hurray!) The Brand recognition plays an important role and Oneplus has yet to launch in many many countries. So If I import one, there isn't anybody who knows to repair them. Where can I get parts in case if something goes wrong? So I think there are many flaws which hold back cheaper phones from being purchased. They offer great value but I don't think Most people would prefer them over a well established brand.

48. M.O.A.B

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

1-lots and lots of phones had dual camera setup years before even the rumors came out about the iphone 7 having them .. 2-pressure sensitive touch screen are not present on the s7 nor their are rumors that the note 6 will have them 3- this is just a rumor itard .. relax your nuts kid they cant stand that tension

57. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

BTW 2- The Note series have always had pressure sensitive touch screen, but only pressure sensitive to the S-Pen Its only logical for Samsung to eventually make the touch screen pressure sensitive to fingers as well

63. M.O.A.B

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

it's obvious man .. i meant pressure sensitive to fingers not the S pen :/ we'll see about that

64. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I know I'm just saying, even if 3d touch was rumored, its just Samsung expanding pressure sensitive from S-Pen to fingers as well, not them coping Apple

59. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

With Dual Pixel sensor, there are no need with dual cameras. Also Apple isnt first with dual cameras, others phones like G5 and Huawei P9 have it already. So isnt Apple copying them? Rumours says also Apple gonna copy Samsungs success with S6 Edge/S7 Edge:http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/06/01/apple-inc-might-copy-samsung-for-a-change.aspx

68. Anstice

Posts: 14; Member since: May 26, 2014

Have you been living under a rock? HTC implemented dual cameras first then LG and Huawei followed suit. Your precious apple has been playing catch up since 2007.

69. ColinW

Posts: 412; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

What is given that Apple is far behind and always ends up copying Android phones and software including Samsungs in the end.

33. jeevanand88 unregistered

I think PA should make a seperate blog for apple vs samsung fight for those ppl who wants to cry and argue which one among is the best!! Pls stop spamming!! Buy which one is best for you! Dont fight!! What you have is not always the best for everyone!!

46. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

That's what BGR is for lol

70. raywonder

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 11, 2016

Ain't that the truth! That site's comment section is the worst in all of tech. Just two guys making endless fake accounts to troll one another.

66. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why? There is nothing to fight over. Apple was the best from 2007 until the 4S. Now it's Samsung's turn! Nothing to argue. What is best can jsut be subjective. But then you have things that are better and are not subject to debate. 8 cores are better than 2. 4GB of RAM is better than 2. Samsung 12MP camera is better than Apple's, Samsung phones charges faster than Apple's. Having wireless charging is a nice feature. Things like open file system, default apps, and so much more makes the S better. Then add the Note which is the best phone PERIOD over any brand. But to be fair, the Note and S isn't for everyone. Many iPhone users are people who came from using feature-phones. So to them and iPhone is a lot like what they are use too.

40. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Lol nice one XD.

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why? http://wccftech.com/samsung-and-apple-working-on-dual-lens-camera/ http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-and-Apple-exploring-dual-camera-phone-tech-to-the-joy-of-component-suppliers_id70333 Both of the top OEM's were working on this tech. So why would Samsung not try to compete equally within the same year. I mean having a dual camera could be a feature that garner sales if proven to be done well. PA did a test with dual cameras, but I forgot which phone; but it looked pretty good. The wide angled 2nd lens surely gave the Galaxy S7 a run for its money. In fact I thought the wide angle shots on the other device looked better. Samsung's cameras have already been better vs the iPhone since the Galaxy S4. So Apple potentially having a really good camera this model, means Samsung will have to step with Apple to make sure they retain this crown. Though I wouldn't have photoshopped the cameras to look like that.

32. jeevanand88 unregistered

I didnt say it will never come, i just said it wont come to Note 7. Bcoz the 7 lineup of galaxy series doesnt belong to dual camera segment as the s7 already came with a single camera. It doesnt make any sense that it comes to Note 7. But It makes much sense if it is implemented for S8 series feb 2017 onwards... If it is implemented on Note 7 then we all know what comes with s8 too early ;) i like suspenses!! ;)

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