Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge To Get Major Camera Updates With Android 5.1.1


Samsung’s newest flagship smartphones Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge already feature one of the best smartphone cameras. But the Korean electronics giant still sees room for improvements, especially as LG has announced G4, which flaunts a slight better camera. Inside sources familiar with the matter told SamMobile that the upcoming Android 5.1.1 update will bring plenty of camera improvements to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

Galaxy S6 to get RAW shooting, shutter speed control

Android 5.1.1 will also bring some general bug fixes when it rolls out for the new devices. A few days ago, some T-Mobile Galaxy S6 users received the Android 5.1.1 update, but it offered no camera improvements. SamMobile says that the update was pushed out by mistake, and has since been pulled back. It was an unfinished test build of the operating system.

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SamMobile’s source did not reveal the specifics of what camera improvements we should expect. However, the publication claims that the update will include support for the full Google camera API on Android Lollipop. That would bring features like RAW shooting and the option to control shutter speed, among other things. These features are not currently available in the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, but come with LG G4.

Project Noble and Zen will also get these camera features

The source further said that these camera improvements will also be part of Samsung’s upcoming smartphones codenamed Project Noble and Project Zen. According to recent reports, the Galaxy Note 5 is being developed under Project Noble, while Project Zen is believed to be a special variant of the Galaxy S6. SamMobile has an exceptional track record of revealing software and hardware features of Samsung products ahead of their release.

On Monday, the Korean electronics giant confirmed that it would launch the ‘Iron Man’ version of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge by early June. The special variants will reflect the design aspects of Iron Man’s armored suit. Samsung has a tie-up with Marvel Entertainment, which allows it to feature its products prominently in Marvel’s movies.