Samsung Galaxy S6 Camera Details Surface, Will Come In Two All-Metal Versions
The build-up to Samsung’s flagship of this year, the Galaxy S6, has been started. The device will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress on March 1. With less than a month to go, Samsung’s head of camera division has posted a survey showing Samsung smartphones’ photo capabilities, and teasing us about the Galaxy S6’s camera as well.
Samsung SVP DongHoon Jang talked in an official blog post about how the company has brought innovations in smartphone cameras from 2000’s SCH-V200 model to Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4. He also compared cameras of variety of smartphones, ranging from Galaxy S to Galaxy S5, in terms of pixel count.
Jang told that Samsung engineers focus on making captured pictures look as close to real eyes as possible. In this quest, the company has advanced its smartphone camera capabilities and introduced useful features like High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Phase difference Auto Focus (PAF). Jang further bragged about Galaxy S5’s photo capabilities that are all made possible using these features. These features are the reasons Galaxy S5 has earned reputation as among the best rear cameras currently available on a smartphone.
Jang also talked about how much front camera has improved throughout the years. The trend of “selfie” that emerged from social networks demanded a powerful front camera and Samsung delivered. The Galaxy Note 4’s 90º wide-angle lets users capture a group photo or “wefie” using the front camera. Even more powerful camera is found on Galaxy A7, A5, and A3 all of which feature a 5-MP camera at front.
Furthermore, Jang told that Galaxy S6’s camera will be intelligent — keeping users free from the frustration of setting camera manually for different light conditions or environment. Average users do not like to tweak settings for every other picture and they get frustrated. To ease them in the process of taking amazing photos, Galaxy S6 will come equipped with intelligent techniques that will automatically adjust camera settings to take great photos.
He said that his team test cameras by taking over 10,000 photos in different light conditions and the same effort has been put in building Galaxy S6’s camera.
It sounds like Samsung is taking notes from Apple for its new flagship phone. The best smartphone camera is undoubtedly found on iPhone. The incredible thing about iPhone’s camera is that it auto-adjusts photos much intelligently than others, allowing users to take decent photos no matter how poorly they were taken. Even when iPhone takes responsibility of adjusting the photos, it also provides advanced features so power users can use them to tweak photos according to their needs.
Meanwhile, Samsung is planning to release two new versions of its flagship phone, both of which will have all-metal bodies, according to Bloomberg. One version will feature a display covering three sides, while the other model will only have a front-facing display, the report claims. The version having the wraparound screen will resemble the last year’s Galaxy Note 4 Edge with a display that spills over both right and left edges.
However we have yet to wait until March 1 to see what Galaxy S6 exactly brings.