Samsung is bringing over a very useful iPhone camera feature to the Galaxy S6

Reviews of Apple’s iPhones are often quick to point out how its camera is the most consistent out there. Despite the low-resolution sensors, Apple has certainly made their cameras as good as possible on recent iPhones, allowing users to take great photos in pretty much every lighting condition without having to play with different settings. Samsung was able to match Apple in terms of camera consistency with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, and the Korean giant is now bringing an extremely useful iPhone camera feature to its latest flagships.

Every smartphone camera comes with an option to vary the exposure, but on the iPhone, Apple takes it a step further by allowing users to manually adjust the exposure at the point of focus in the viewfinder. The best use case for this is when there is a lot of light in the background of the camera subject – in such cases, the iPhone camera app allows users to increase or decrease the exposure on the subject by simply dragging a finger in the required direction (up or down) on the screen.

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Again, changing the exposure is possible on basically all Android devices out there, but none make it as simple as Apple does on the iPhones. But users of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will soon be getting a similar option on their devices, as part of the Android 5.1 update. We have been testing out an early build on our Galaxy S6 edge, and we can confirm that the camera app now allows exposure control in the same way the iPhone does.

Some people will likely comment on the fact that Samsung is once again taking inspiration from Apple, but at the end of the day what matters is that users get a better experience. Apple has also been rumored to be working on implementing a Multi Window-like feature on the iPads, and it’s pretty common to see smartphone makers copying features from the competition.

The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge feature cameras that are probably the best in the industry right now, and it’s great to see Samsung is continuing to add more features to further enhance the experience. Android 5.1 should begin rolling out to the two devices in June, and we expect a couple of other camera features to be part of the parcel, including support for RAW image capture and shutter speed control.

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Maanda
1 year 29 days ago

My Questions is will it have 240 fps Video recording because honestly that is a deal breaker for me.
We live in a era where mobile photography is taking off, and one needs a versatile device.

SamMobile1811
1 year 29 days ago

” The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge feature cameras that are probably the best in the industry right now ” : You Forgot that LG G4 Exists Now..

theedik2
1 year 29 days ago

What about Samsung Galaxy Note 4 ???????

BSI2015
1 year 29 days ago

I know that it’s a good one

miguelinho
1 year 29 days ago

The s series will always get updates months before the note series.
Even my dad’s s4 has Lollipop, my note 4 was still on kitkat when I sold it.
Anyway I am more than happy with my gs6 edge 64gb.
Also it’s the carriers that are to blame mostly for the late updates.

johny jacksons
1 year 29 days ago

You are right. Carriers are always problem!
Usless apps and Lazy update support!
I will never buy carrier related galaxy. I will buy rather international version.

Wilksie
1 year 29 days ago

The Note 4 will see 5.1 as the phone is only around 8 months old.

S6 is the flagship so of course it’s going to get the love. What happens when the Note 5 comes out? Guess what? The S6 will not get the love it’s currently enjoying as they have to iron all the bugs people have noticed when it was released. The S6 camera enhancements were always going to be coming to the S6 since before it came out. They are just finally finishing them!

The cry babies with the Note 4′s complaining should realise they are getting Lollipop and they will also be getting the new OS Android M. It just won’t be when THEY want it. Get a Nexus or stop writing on Sammobile under every news story. “When is my [insert Samsung model here] getting [insert latest Android OS here]. It’s boring, old and reflects the mentality of people who visit this site. Can we all just comment on the story in a grown up manner?

People write comments on this site like they are asking Samsung knowing full well they aren’t. They are just publicly venting anger in the wrong place. It makes this site tiresome to visit and should have a SPAM option next to REPLY or the thumbs up/thumbs down option to remove or push the useless comments to the bottom.

News article: “Samsung announces new VR unit for the S6″
Comment: “When is my S3 getting Lollipop? Not had it yet. I hate stupid Samsung!”

skylit4u
1 year 29 days ago

well,I live in Saudi Arabia and my note 4 still didn’t get Lollipop.is it my fault? of course it’s Samsung’s fault for not taking good care of its customers.we r complaining cuz we paid a lot of money for this device, and we deserve to receive the update. some note 3 users in Saudi Arabia got the Lollipop while we r still on Kitkat. that’s not fair

Wilksie
1 year 28 days ago

It’s not your fault at all but it’s not SamMobile’s fault too as they are a fan site and are here to break news. Every Note 4 will have Lollipop… FACT. It’s just taking time to roll out. Hold tight, it’s coming!

It’s the people who add comments like “When is my S5 getting Lollipop?” under a news story about new themes or processors that is unnecessary.

alastairgreen_Nexus
1 year 28 days ago

Are you lazy to use ODIN and i am sure that KNOX WARRANTY VOID will not be tripped as most firmwares here in SamMobile are stock and fresh from Samsung

thegeneral2010
1 year 29 days ago

Thats wat iam talking about man u get care of you flagship untill the next flagship note 4 didnt get that damn attention since day 1 of its release i have unlocked n910c and iam still onkitkat till today note4 owners are not complaining for nothing.

Wilksie
1 year 28 days ago

The Note 4′s problem was it’s timing. Android is rolled out to Nexus devices at the end of October and all others get it a few months later. As the Note is released mid-October then it can’t launch with the latest and greatest and needs a Lollipop ROM building after launch. This takes time.

If the Note launched around December/January then it would have the latest Android OS installed but it doesn’t. Samsung can’t launch the Notes later than October really as you’re into the Christmas season so the only option is to get Google to release the Android OS earlier. I think it should be earlier and around late summer is ideal. Rumours are that Android M could be earlier (I hope so). This would help phones launch for Christmas with the latest OS on it. Perfect!

Leedsnyc
1 year 29 days ago

What about the Note 4? I know people go on about Samsung forgetting the Note 4 – Samsung are seriously get people upset with everything S6/S6 Edge. The Tab S even got 5.0.2 whilst the Note 4 is on 5.0.1. Also the Note 4 has a similar camera as the S6/S6 Edge right? With I/O coming tomorrow, extremely doubtful the Note 4 will see 5.1! Very disappointed with Samsung.

IAmFromTheInternet
1 year 29 days ago

You can already kind of do this in Pro mode on the S6 (Edge).

In PRO mode, tap and hold on your subject to lock AF/AE, then drag the AF/AE circle around the screen to change exposure, while the focus remains on your subject.

thegeneral2010
1 year 29 days ago

just give some damn attention to your damn note 4 samsung iam still on kitkat u rubbish company

alastairgreen_Nexus
1 year 29 days ago

Why are lazy to use ODIN and just flash any Lollipop on your Note 4 SM-N910F/G/H/C/U/S/K/L/V/W8/T/A

thegeneral2010
1 year 29 days ago

why should i go to the damn odin to download a firmware for a flagship that was supposed to have it with normal device download months ago. u blame me or to blame samsung to delay the update all this time this never happened before with any samsung flagship i don’t know wats wrong with note 4.

alastairgreen_Nexus
1 year 28 days ago

Because ODIN is better than waiting, also learning those things are essential and using ODIN also decreases the chance of laziness and OTA dependency, as you will just flash any latest firmware for your Note 4(but make it sure that you will only flash SIM/Carrier free or generic Samsung firmware) that Samsung and SamMobile gave us also if you want to maximise your potential you can root it and flash any ROMs that will satisfy your needs(make it sure that your warranty is expired or if you’re brave enough then do it)

serbius3
1 year 29 days ago

Samsung has already release Android 5.0.1 for the Note 4. If you don’t have it yet, that’s your carrier’s fault, not Samsung’s. Also, if you are rooted, that will prevent the OTA from being installed.

sanayp
1 year 29 days ago

Note 4 already on lollipop just flash the firmware from this site

dlareklami
1 year 29 days ago

Auto focus is still way better on iPhone 6+ then SGS6. Also constant shot is limited by 30 frames in SGS6. iphone never reached limit in constant shots. Photo library is much better on iphone then on sgs6. Hope it can be fixed with software updates.

nkolsen
1 year 29 days ago

Who cares, when the S6 takes better pictures. And overall is a freaking way better phone…..

CQ7
1 year 29 days ago

Any news about ram management improvements with 5.1 on Galaxy S6 e S6 Edge?

WhoaManWtF
1 year 29 days ago

They already fixed it before 5.1 with a incremental update.

johanbiff84
1 year 29 days ago

not true. the RAM issue is still there im on xxxEO3 and still having issues

johny jacksons
1 year 29 days ago

Yes
I wanted this feature. So I have searched many camera apps in play store but I coudn’t find. Auto exposure is dumb.
I wish one more thing. Tif format support.
Tif format is best to fix and enhance photo in pc without losing data.

Wilksie
1 year 29 days ago

Exposure adjustment is already there in the S6 camera, it’s just not quite as easy to get to as you have be in “advanced” mode. I don’t think you need to download another camera app when a quick press of: Mode > Advanced will do it.

“Again, changing the exposure is possible on basically all Android devices out there, but none make it as simple as Apple does on the iPhones.”

chetroni
1 year 29 days ago

If you have a RAW file you can easily export it to TIF without any loss of information.
I do this to export RAW files from the DSLR, and then I work on TIF files in Photoshop.

Tannet
1 year 28 days ago

But there is no RAW yet available. The updated mentioned in this article, will add RAW support though, along with shutterspeed control.

 
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