Samsung promises that the Note 9 "makes it nearly impossible to take a bad shot"

Leaked marketing materials provide the lowdown on the Note 9 camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 camera

UPDATE: Our Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review (early verdict) is live!

Samsung always makes a big deal of its phone cameras, and so we'd be surprised if it wasn't held up as a reason to buy the Note 9, which is set to be officially announced at Samsung Unpacked at 4pm BST (11am EDT). today. Here's how you can watch the live stream.

Now official Note 9 marketing material has been obtained by and two of the slides are touting the capabilities of the handset's upgraded camera. Other slides in the pack talk up the new functionality of the Bluetooth-enabled S Pen.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 camera

The new rear camera set-up features two 12MP sensors with a wide-angle lens supporting F1.5 and F2.4 aperture modes, and Samsung says that: "New revolutionary features make it nearly impossible to take a bad shot."

How this works, says Samsung, is that "The Galaxy Note 9 intelligently recognises what you're looking at, optimizing color settings like contrast, white balance, exposure and more."

Additionally, the camera app will detect blinks or blurring, giving the phone user the option to quickly retake the shot.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 camera

We also know from the official Note 9 specs which were recently seen on the handset's packaging that there will be an 8MP snapper on the front.

Both front and rear cameras will be controllable with the new upgraded Note 9 S Pen.

Check out the Galaxy Unpacked live stream later today where no doubt we'll see the camera in action.

Paul Douglas
Global Digital Editorial Strategy Director, Future

Paul Douglas is Global Digital Editorial Strategy Director at Future and has worked in publishing for over 25 years. He worked in print for over 10 years on various computing titles including .net magazine and the Official Windows Magazine before moving to in 2008, eventually becoming Global Editor-in-Chief for the brand, overseeing teams in the US, UK and Australia. Following that, Paul has been Global Editor-in-Chief of BikeRadar and T3 (not at the same time) and later Content Director working on T3, TechRadar and Tom's Guide. In 2021, Paul also worked on the launches of and PetsRadar.