Exclusive: Android 5.1.1 to bring new camera features to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

Smartphone cameras have become increasingly important in this day and age, and OEMs have been focusing heavily on the imaging skills of their phones. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge have arguably the best cameras in the smartphone market right now, and also come with a camera app that’s both simple and advanced depending on the needs of the user. However, there’s always room for some improvement no matter how good a particular aspect of a smartphone might be, and our sources tell us that Samsung is currently working on an important update for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge’s cameras.

This camera update will be a part of Android 5.1.1 whenever that version of the OS rolls out for the two devices. No, it’s not included in the 5.1.1 update that T-Mobile pushed out a few days back – that update wasn’t the finished version, and was probably released by mistake before being pulled. It’s not there in the early 5.1.1 ROM that we here at SamMobile have access to either, and sadly, our source wasn’t able to give any particular details on what the camera update will bring to the table.

It’s possible the update will add support for the full Google camera API on Lollipop, including support for features like shooting in RAW and the option to control the shutter speed, which are not currently available on the S6 and S6 edge (competing devices like the HTC One M9 and LG G4 have these features.) Oh, and we have also been told that this particular camera update will be a part of devices that are codenamed Samsung Zen/Samsung Noble.

Noble is apparently the codename for the Galaxy Note 5, which is sure to be launched in the second half of this year. At this point development on the Note 5 is probably in a very early stage, at least as far as software is concerned, but it certainly looks like the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge will get some camera features that will pave the way for more advanced iterations of these features in Samsung’s next Note flagship.

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zhuhang1694
1 year 2 months ago

After OE6 updated,my s6 edge becomes quitely laggy。It is no longer smooth any more.

zhuhang1694
1 year 2 months ago

什么时候更新啊。为什么我的S6 EDGE更新了OE6都卡成狗了

fayizdasma
1 year 3 months ago

Sammy, S5 users are also eager to get a Camera update ! RAW capture and Manual focus, please !!

duxuqi
1 year 3 months ago

问题是几时更新呢?搞笑。。。。吹起来很好看哦

JohnK
1 year 3 months ago

Come on, Samsung is updating almost all their phones, so stop complaining about Note 4, you will probably get a most advanced version than other devices and, above all not buggy, when it will be ready.

Now the question for this topic is, will we be getting “light painting” through some easy mode selectable like huawei P8? That would be neat. Full manual controls are welcomed but sometimes, you just want some automatic predefined mode to get the job done quickly.

tarek1980
1 year 3 months ago

what about Note 4, or we should be waiting the great Note 5, so we can get what the others already have ????!!!!

Note 4 update 5.0.1 is just a damage for the device with lag & memory issues.

Now the S6 like got 1000 update while others devices kept on hold.

I hate you Samsung

JohnK
1 year 3 months ago

There are quite a few bugs to fix on S6′s whereas previous flagships have mature firmware.

I have both S5 and S6 for telling you that : missing options / menus, buggy adaptative display, memory leaks here and there draining battery, UI missing some things we have on previous flagships. So it’s perfectly legit for them to work hard on S6 due to high sales volumes, they don’t want to get a bad opinion for new owners and new comers to Samsung.

On the contrary, other owners have fully working devices mostly not buggy if not on lollipop, it’s another matter owners who can’t wait to get a fresh OS paint (because that’s essentially the only thing you are getting when switching to lollipop).

RichardDav3
1 year 3 months ago

Doors anybody at SamMobile know if the Galaxy S4 will ever get Android 5.1? Or really, any future updates?

Lng101010
1 year 3 months ago

RAW will make my day. And white balance fix for JPEGs.

amtzone
1 year 3 months ago

Note 4 will get an updates…known that will be after the release of note 5…as an update for note 2 is after the note 3…samsung is always like that..

gaidaros22
1 year 3 months ago

Sammobile, please give us information about the update to 5.1.1 on note 4. I see that samsung only cares about new flagships s6/s6 edge and don’t cares about the previous and simultaniously too expensive flagship Note 4. Shame on you samsung.

amnodaniel
1 year 2 months ago

unfortunateley it seem that the Note 4 is an obsolete device already for Samsung… now the star it is the S6 / S6 Edge… for this reason i think that my next device will be a Iphone plus …you buy it and untill the next generation that will comong the next year your device will be an flagship….
Samsung make an flagship now and in 2 monts they taking out other new devices and models forgoting the meaning of the word flagship.

1 year 3 months ago

Note 4 will get 5.1 but not anytime soon. Come on guys. Samsung need to update 20 devices to 5.x
They are working on S6 first after that Note 4.

djenis
1 year 3 months ago

what about Note 4

eSeM
1 year 3 months ago

All I want is an option to disable the shutter sound …..

andres ross
1 year 2 months ago

we have that option on the s6

harryisme
1 year 3 months ago

The Shutter sound has to be enabled due to certain laws around the world. It’s became a requirement when people were found to be using their phones taking photo’s in areas they shouldn’t be, as well as pedophiles taking photo’s of childredn without their knowledge.

Because of that phone manufacturers have to keep the shutter sound enabled.

eSeM
1 year 3 months ago

There is no such law in the UK and I should therefore have the option to disable the sound. This is the sort of crap you get from Apple. :-(

Lng101010
1 year 3 months ago

There’s an option to turn it off on my T-Mobile Edge.

jimmy29
1 year 3 months ago

you just add a line.in csc for this option. it’s simple.

stevemiddie
1 year 3 months ago

SilentCamS6 works for the Note 4

eSeM
1 year 3 months ago

Found it and it does the job :-)

mrfelixzin1527
1 year 3 months ago

For Note 4?

amnodaniel
1 year 2 months ago

unfortunateley it seem that the Note 4 is an obsolete device already for Samsung… now the star it is the S6 / S6 Edge… for this reason i think that my next device will be a Iphone plus …you buy it and untill the next generation that will comong the next year your device will be an flagship….
Samsung make an flagship now and in 2 monts they taking out other new devices and models forgoting the meaning of the word flagship.

tcampos
1 year 3 months ago

+1 to that. Hope that Samsung don’t forget about the Note 4 users.

Shouldn’t be that hard since Note 4 and S6 share a similar sensor.

Element2k3
1 year 3 months ago

Well, seeing how they are treating the Note 4 and it’s owner, I don’t think that it will get that update. It would have been nice, if Samsung would have informed us about the plan to NOT support the Note 4 before we paid so much money to actually get one. RIDICULOUS!
Btw, someone should remind Samsung, that the Note 4 is a flagship and not a cheap phone

thegeneral2010
1 year 3 months ago

+1000000 every day I regret paying money in this phone this never happened before in any company even in Samsung itself

djenis
1 year 3 months ago

+1

1 year 3 months ago

Insider couldn’t confirm that yet.

taz89
1 year 3 months ago

Do you know if these new camera features will be part of the next 5.1.1 update or are we going to have to wait till after the note 5. Also do you know if there’s any plans by Samsung to add the option to turn off the recent apps and back button backlight like previous galaxy devices and also do you think they will add back 1 handed mode from s5 and note 4 back. Really dont know why they got rid of those 2 useful options.

 
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