With less than two weeks until the official release of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930)’s Galaxy Note 4, rumors and leaked specs about the device keep flowing in. The Korean electronics giant will launch its new flagship phablet on September 3 at its Unpacked Event in Berlin, Beijing and New York.
Galaxy Note 4 to have three new modes for selfies
Some time ago, there were rumors that the Galaxy Note 4 would feature 20.1MP main camera. But more recent reports have pointed to a 16MP snapper. Now, “elite friends” of SamMobile have confirmed that the phone is coming with 16MP camera. What’s more, sources provided a boatload of details about the Galaxy Note 4 camera, including its heavy focus on selfies.
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Sources said that the phablet will bring four new camera modes: Wide Selfie, Selfie mode, Selfie Alarm and Create GIF File. As the names suggest, three of them will be dedicated to selfie. The Wide Selfie is for wide-angle selfie shots. The Selfie mode captures the image when you smile or wink. Selfie Alarm makes it easier to snap a selfie using the rear camera by automatically detecting your face and capturing the image. The Create a GIF File will let you make animated GIFs of your photos.
Galaxy Note 4 coming with Side Touch feature
The Galaxy Note 4’s camera will also sport optical image stabilization. It is expected to have all the standard camera modes introduced with the Galaxy S5 such as Selective Focus, HDR Live and Fast Auto Focus. Sources told SamMobile that the Note 4 will sport a 16MP Sony IMX240 rear camera. It will be capable of recording ultra HD video with 3840×2160 resolution.
What’s more, Samsung will upgrade the front-facing camera in the Galaxy Note 4 to 3.7MP, up from 2.1MP in its predecessor. AnTuTu benchmarks also showed a 3.7MP front camera for the device. The forthcoming phablet will also pack some new features. It will have Side Touch, a side-mounted built-in sensor on the bottom right of the phone. It will work as an invisible camera button. Another new feature is a gesture-based method to for accessing camera when the screen is off.