Details about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 cameras are leaked

Details about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 cameras are leaked
Information about the cameras on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 have been leaked, just weeks before the September 3rd Samsung UNPACKED event that will unveil the next iteration of Samsung's Galaxy Note phablet line. According to a report published on Thursday, the rear-facing camera on the Galaxy Note 4 will be 16MP with a Sony IMX240 camera sensor. Yes, Virginia, there will be OIS on the snapper, along with support for 3840 × 2160 video (UHD) at 30FPS.

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!

source: SamMobile

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Galaxy Note 4
  • 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)



1. limporgyuk

Posts: 374; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

This might just be my first Samsung device

3. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Beast is just getting better day after day... Just bring it on Sammy :)


Posts: 943; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Cannot wait for this phone! Samsung are King!

19. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Interesting... For the first time in my life, I think i ll buy this one...

22. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Another mode sammy introduced is the BEAST MODE which automatically turns on when you buy the phone. Hell yea !!!

2. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Tempting specs I guess it will be a on par with nokia image quality. If it is than it will be better than nokia camera As nokia camera gives good image but avg recording

4. twens

Posts: 1182; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

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.

5. HouTexan

Posts: 462; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Cannot wait. The Note series always delivers!

6. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

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.

13. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

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.

17. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

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.

8. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

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.

24. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Same here! T-Mobile JUMP!

9. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Beast is coming

10. Gadgety

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

OIS is nice, but any camera without lossless zoom is kind of a disappointment.

11. magnum44 unregistered

The Eagle will land on the 3rd of September ... and there better be no pigeons around. Just kidding

12. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

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.

16. only1post unregistered

Wha's wrong with a bit of tap dancing?! It's good exercise anyway and better for your heart than merely switching on that damm stupid camera.

23. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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.

14. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

If these rumoured specs are becomes reality, and if the design of Note 4 is anything like Galaxy Alpha, then i might get this along with next iPhone / successor of Lumia 1520..........

15. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

I´m still fascinated with my Note 3 monster, the only improve I want to see in N4 is a better low light performance in stills. It´ll be perfect !

18. erikngn

Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I don't know about this new Sony sensor, can it be worse than ISOCELL?

20. f35hunter

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

So the big question is why Samsung use sony's 16mp camera sensor instead of its own isocell sensor!!?

21. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Geniuses... why include a real camera button when we can just use an imaginary one that'll only turn into a nightmare to use!

25. TamHo

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 22, 2014

What happend to ISOCELL? :-S

26. pego99

Posts: 121; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Really too big for a holster or pants pocket. Mainly good for someone carrying a handbag.

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