Zauba 'confirms' that a 12MP rear-facing camera will be found on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Zauba 'confirms' that a 12MP rear-facing camera will be found on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7
India's import-export tracking website Zauba has had quite a few listings lately that were related to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Taken together, these postings have provided us with confirmation that the phablet will sport an iris scanner and will be water resistant. Perhaps the only bit of info spotted on Zauba about the yet-to-be-announced Galaxy Note 7 that is wrong, listed a 6-inch screen size for the device. The vast majority of rumors about the handset call for a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution.

Now, it would seem that Zauba is confirming another key component of the phone. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been rumored for some time to feature the same 12MP rear-facing camera as seen on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Last week, a 12MP camera module for the SM-N930F (the Galaxy Note 7) was shipped into India from South Korea, and this was listed on Zauba.

We note that the listing states that the camera has OIS and auto focus. Both of those are included on the 12MP camera found on Sammy's flagship phones. If indeed the Galaxy Note 7 is sharing the same camera found on the back of the Galaxy S7, it means that the phablet's rear snapper will have an aperture of f/1.7. That should allow enough light into the lens to take pictures even under low-light conditions.

Besides the hardware already discussed, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will have a Snapdragon 820 SoC in the U.S. and China, and an Exynos 8893 chipset elsewhere. 4GB of RAM is inside and a fingerprint sensor will join the iris scanner for quick phone unlocking and identity verification. The front-facing selfie snapper weighs in at 5MP, and there will be a 3500mAh battery inside with fast charging capabilities. Android 6.0 is pre installed with the new Grace UX on top. With an IP68 certification, the phone can be submerged in up to 5 feet of water for as long as 30 minutes.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 should be unveiled August 2nd and launched on August 15th.

source: Zauba via

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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. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The more I hear about the Note 7, the more I get the samey feeling.

12. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Nothing special about the N7. It has no 6 or 8 gb Ram. It has no 4000-4500 Mah battery. I would justify the weight, if it's upto 230Grams. It has no Gorilla glass5 or Dragontrail glass. It has no 8893 or S823. If any one has the S7, just flash a Rom with Spens features.

17. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Those are speculations, for now we are only guessing what will the Note 7 pack.

43. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Can you be swayed bro, or are you staying with the Edge?

63. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

No way man, never going back to big devices. True the S7 Edge is a 5.5" device, but it is too compact and narrow for a phablet, thanks to the curved screens. And even with that, if it wasn't for the fantastic battery life, I would've got the S7.

67. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

How's your S7 Edge going, maherk? Heck, I'm sticking to my Note5 for now. If the Note7's Iris scanner proves to work flawslessly, then I'll give it a try! cheers

74. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Much better than my old Note 5, hands down the best phone I ve ever had. Battery life is spectacular, I average 7:30 of sot, and I have sync, nfc, location, and AOD switched on. When I pair my smartwatch and I am away from WIFI, I still get 6+ hrs of sot. Water resistance came in handy last week when I was at the pool. Camera is awesome, although I hate the distortion that affects the front wide camera. Speaker is AWEFUL, if there is something that I hate, is only the annoying bottom speaker. But overall, wouldn't trade it for anything that is on the market right now.

76. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Wow, it's working great for you! I'm waiting to see the Note7! I've also got a Sony Xperia Z4. The camera is crap, but for dealing with water, It's a beast!

69. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I feel you, truly beautiful device.

27. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

6 to 8 GB ram? Why you need so much? Gorilla Glass 5 will available on Note 7, look the old news. No S823? Seriously? Does S823 really exist? You're still old mind. But yeah, 3500mAh was smaller than S7 edge, what a disappoint.

39. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It will have more battery life than the s7 edge die to the new OS that runs on the new 20% less api

54. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

No it wont, according to AC

48. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Android keeps all your opened applications alive on RAM, if there is enough free RAM to do it. This reduces battery usage because apps are only initialized on the first run, then kept alive while you use your phone. These apps are however, not using any battery while kept on your RAM, as the processes are (generally) not running (unless background processes exist). To android, more RAM means more apps can be kept alive, thus faster switching between apps for the user. "Empty RAM is wasted RAM". Note however than when we need RAM and we don't have it, Android will kill automatically the less used processes until we have enough RAM to run our apps, so we don't need really need to worry about it. Why the hell would you kill running apps, which needs constantly running at the background. That is called pure multitasking?

62. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Why not have 6GB of RAM, better glass, and a newer, faster processor than the SD820? Keep in mind, they're going to repeat what they did with the Note5 and carry the same specs over from the current S series, which is lazy and ridiculous. They want to be like Apple, so they are essentially creating a small version and a big version of the same device, except that they think it's fun to release them 7 months apart. Note series used to surpass the S series during the same year.

68. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Because Samsung is trying to minimize the cost of production. Note7 with S7 specs - it isn't too bad, though.

80. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Aka, they're being cheap because they know people will be gullible enough to buy a refreshed S7 instead of the next standard that the Note is supposed to set.

78. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Dude I only to said: There's no S823 but S821. Who's don't hope that we can have processor better than S820? Gorilla Glass 5 are already not bad and you still argue it? Or is that have a glass better than Gorilla Glass 5?

34. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

You replied to the working person. He doesn't care about ram, battery size, glass protection. He just wants to make sure if the device has an Apple logo in the back.

56. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

First off it will have Gorilla Glass 5. Does it need 8893? The 93 wouldn't be such a small step from 8890. 823? Small step from 820. I just think you're crying for no reason.

59. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The article says the Exynos will. Even 88i93. You don't even read. You just read the title and made a stupid post. Go troll somewhere else.

46. sissy246

Posts: 7066; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I feel the same about the i7s

2. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Yayy, the same garbage camera whose only good thing is the speed. It takes worse photos than 2015 Samsung phones, but at least it takes them quickly.

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

your sarcasm need some rework.. or please change your username

4. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Oh yeah, and your username says a lot about your every comment.

18. AViator

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 08, 2016


16. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Correct! 12MP camera, welcome to 2011! That is all Samsung's best!

28. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

There's a thing they called Dual Pixel.

38. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Dual pixel degrades image quality. Please do some research before you post wrong info. It's just a focusing technology which helps to focus faster, while degrading image quality since each pixel is split into two.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Yeah, that's what they said over at anandtech, too. It only bets most off everything in lowlight due to a large aperture and (relatively) large pixels. Apples to apples, other 1.4 micron pixels should be better at the same thing minus focusing. The camera is a sidegrade from the S6. It focuses faster and get more light, but seeing as how they made the phone thicker, I can only imagine the results if they did three things: 1. Kept the MP count at 16, but increased it to a 1/2.3“ 4:3 aspect sensor 2. Removed that dumb heart rate sensor and put a color sensor ala LG to help with their bad color representation 3. Made perhaps 25% of the pixels "dual pixels" rather than 100% of them Surely the focusing speed would barely suffer, but the daylight photos would be better, color representation would be spot on, and night photos would be almost as good.

58. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

I had the S2, S3, S4, S6, S7e and now Note5. Without a doubt, the S7e has taken the most quality photos of any phone I've owned or played with. Not looking forward to the gimmick that is edge displays....but I'm looking forward to the dual pixel camera. It's legit. Image quality is fine. Note5 and S6 are a bit over sharpened. Plus the overwhelming superior pics in low light is a huge difference.

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