Upcoming Update to Boost Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge’s Camera Performance
According to reports, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge’s camera is set to get a bunch of extra features with the new Android Lollipop 5.1.1 update. One of the key additions to S6’s camera will be the support for RAW image shooting. This feature is currently offered on phones like the HTC One M9, LG G4 and the Oneplus One. The RAW image shooting option allows the users to capture uncompressed files. The picture on this format is quite large and offers great flexibility in terms of editing. The same report suggested that Samsung will also offer additional manual controls, to use its camera to its full potential.
Interestingly Samsung was planning to offer this image capability from the very start, but decided to pull the feature before the launch. According to SamMobile, Samsung may add full support for the Google camera API in order to offer the aforementioned RAW support, which would also allow end-users to manually control the shutter speed. The site mentioned that Samsung is currently planning to offer similar features on the Galaxy Note 5. This update will boost the phone’s camera performance as the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge both house a very powerful 16 MP camera with Optical Image Stabalization.
At the moment there seems to be no confirmation as to when Samsung users can expect these additions.