Details about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 cameras are leaked
posted by Alan F. / Aug 22, 2014, 2:47 AM
If that Sony sensor sounds familiar, it is because Samsung employed it on the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A model, although on that phone, the shooter came sans OIS. The front-facing camera on the Galaxy Note 4, will be 3.7MP. That is a bump up from the 2.1MP that Samsung has been featuring on its front-facing snappers.
Earlier this year, we told you about a feature rumored to be on the Samsung Galaxy S5. Called Side Touch, this feature never made it to the final build of the manufacturer's flagship handset. Side Touch was a sensor that would have been found at the lower right of the handset, where a physical camera button might appear. Users would have tapped on it to take a picture. The word is that Samsung will be bringing Side Touch to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. There are some cavaets. Side Touch cannot be used on Portrait Mode, Easy Mode, and while recording video.
Samsung has also included a new "Quick Access" gesture used to turn the camera on, when the screen is off. Tapping twice on the screen, and then swiping two fingers apart, will turn on the camera application instantly. And four new camera modes have been created by Samsung for the Galaxy Note 4 camera. They are Wide Selfie, Selfie, Selfie Alarm and Create A GIF File. Sounds like Samsung has included everything but the kitchen sink for those Samsung Galaxy Note 4 users who love to take pictures.
Thanks for the tip, John!
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
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This might just be my first Samsung device
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 2:56 AM 6
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Beast is just getting better day after day... Just bring it on Sammy :)
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 3:06 AM 14
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Well one thing is certain. Sammy has become a good name for camera phones. So you need not to worry about camera performance on their flagships. For the past 3 years galaxies have been amongst the best shooters. What you should be worried about is if TW has been further optimized and improved. With the silicone it's shipping with I expect buttery performance by the way. Let's see what happens.
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 3:10 AM 5
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As far as I know 3 axis OIS is only in nokia phones and if I'm not mistaken only nokia can use it on a smartphone just like Zeiss lens. So there is a big possibility the OIS in Note 4 is only 2 axis OIS, The 2 axis OIS may sound good on paper but the reality is even some digital image stabilization still can be better than the 2 axis OIS.
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 3:23 AM 1
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3 axis OIS is being used in camera since a long time. It's just a matter of engineering the same concept in smartphone space. Main issue is about reliably manufacture such modules in large quantities. Unless Nokia a specific patent (and you can't patent 3-axis IS), I see no reason why you can't do it.
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 4:44 AM 1
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I think the reason why only Nokia can use 3 axis OIS on a smartphone is because Nokia has a special agreement with OIS module makers as they do with Zeiss. "you can't patent 3-axis IS" yeah but you can still patent structure gyroscope design for OIS module.
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 7:23 AM 0
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oh my i was just about to upgrade but because of note 4 announcing next couple of days think ill just wait for this beast to reveal it-self.
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 3:26 AM 1
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Samsung has also included a new "Quick Access" gesture used to turn the camera on, when the screen is off. Tapping twice on the screen, and then swiping two fingers apart, will turn on the camera application instantly. O really? Have they thought about adding to that 'quick access' gestures also tapping twice your head, tap dancing and wiping screen with a white soft cloth? Have they ever heard of a physical button - and longpress? This stupidity is beyond anything I have ever heard.
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 4:26 AM 1
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TOTALLY agree. having all these quick access gestures are STUPID. 2 taps and spread fingers? WTF. LG did it right on my G3.. long press the volume down button and it activates the camera. Simple and effective. I'm a NOTE lover - can't wait for the announcement, I just hope the phone isn't loaded up with lame gimmicks like this one.
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 2:30 PM 0
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