Shedding more light on the features and specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Sammobile gets the scoop out stating that the phablet will have a 16-megapixel camera, Side Touch feature and a Wide Selfie mode, among other things. Also Read - Galaxy Note 4 units recalled due to overheating batteries, but it isn't Samsung's fault
The report, citing anonymous sources, said that the device will have 16-megapixel Sony IMX240 camera sensor on the back with optical image stabilization (OIS), which is capable of shooting UHD (3840×2160 pixels) video at 30FPS. Samsung has used the exact same sensor in the Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A (SM-G906S/L/K), however it lacked optical image stabilization (OIS). Also Read - Flipkart Brand Day: From Galaxy S5 to Galaxy Note 4, get up to Rs 7,000 off on Samsung smartphones
Since the last few years, Samsung has been using a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera on its devices, but this time it’s using a 3.7-megapixel camera sensor, which will be able to capture images and videos in WQHD (2560×1440 pixels) resolution. The exact information on the sensor technology is still unknown. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4: What's new
The company is also testing the Side Touch feature on the Galaxy Note 4. Side Touch is a sensor built into the bottom right side of the device, at the same place where a dedicated camera button is usually placed, which can be used to take a picture simply by tapping. There are a few limitations of Side Touch – for example, you won’t be able to use it in Portrait Mode, Easy Mode, and while recording video (nor will it let you focus with a half-press as you would do on a physical camera button.)
The report also states that Samsung has created a gesture-based shortcut that will allow users to gain quick access to the camera, while the screen is off, by tapping the screen with two fingers and swiping them apart. Samsung will be introducing four new camera modes, three of which are solely for taking selfies, which include — Wide Selfie, Selfie, Selfie Alarm and Create A GIF File. Additionally, all the Galaxy S5’s camera features will come to the Galaxy Note 4, which include HDR Live, Selective Focus, Fast Auto-focus, and more. The visual interface of the camera app is also expected to be exactly the same as on the Galaxy S5.
We had earlier reported on the rumored specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The device may include a 5.7-inch QHD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, and a 16-megapixel rear camera. We also expect the the phablet to be loaded with an utraviolet sensor, eye scanner and a curved-like display. The teasers have started to flow and Samsung is set to unveil the Galaxy Note 4 on September 3.