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These are the first official photo samples from the Galaxy S6’s magnificent new camera

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:57PM EST
Galaxy S6 Specs
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The annual Mobile World Congress trade show didn’t officially start until today, but there is no question that Samsung stole the show on Sunday. The company’s new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones represent a bold new era at Samsung, one where the company is finally willing to build a smartphone out of premium materials that better compliment its cutting-edge specs.

Among the improvements in Samsung’s new flagship phones is an impressive new camera that could be the best smartphone camera in the world when it launches. And now, we have our first official samples of photos captured with the Galaxy S6’s camera.

Samsung Galaxy S6 hands-on preview
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge hands-on preview
Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge specs

 Like the devices themselves, the camera on the back of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge is completely new and improved. The unit’s 16-megapixel sensor hardly tells the whole story — highlights from the camera specs also include an F-Stop of f/1.9, smart optical image stabilization (OIS), quick-launch, tracking auto-focus, auto real-time HDR, IR detect white balance adjustment and plenty more.

But how does all that translate when it comes to capturing photos?

We won’t be able to pass final judgement on the new camera until we’ve had a review unit in our hands for a while, but Samsung has released its first set of official photo samples to give us an idea of what to expect from the new camera on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge… in optimal lighting conditions, of course.

Here are photos captured with the 16-megapixel rear camera (click to view full size):

Here are samples taken with the 5-megapixel front camera:

And here’s a sample of a video captured with the rear camera by GSM Arena:

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.