Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus rumored to bring support for RAW photography, RAM improvements to TouchWiz

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus rumored to bring support for RAW photography, RAM improvements to TouchWiz
Earlier today, we told you that the Android 5.1.1 update has started rolling out to the T-Mobile versions of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, with reasons to believe that other carriers around the world will soon roll out the update as well. 

Unfortunately for Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners, it looks like the Android 5.1.1 update will not bring the eagerly-awaited support for RAW photography as previously anticipated.

Insider sources quoted by Sammobile claim that Samsung plans to debut support for RAW photography with the Galaxy S6 edge Plus at some point in the third quarter. The sources also claim that the new, larger version of the Galaxy S6 edge will be the first Samsung smartphone to fix the RAM management issues that some users report to be plaguing the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge.

Given that support for RAW photography was baked right in vanilla Android starting with 5.0 Lollipop, it's strange to see Samsung not bringing the feature - a highly-regarded one by smartphone photography enthuziasts - with Android 5.0 or Android 5.1. However, what's even stranger, is that the source claims that Samsung will postpone issuing a fix for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge RAM management bug until the launch of the Galaxy S6 edge Plus. 

The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus is said to come with a 5.7-inch display with dual rounded sides, but other than that, we don't know much about the upcoming handset. The smartphone is said to be launched at some point during the third quarter, meaning that an official announcement could be right about the corner.

Any of our readers who are rocking a Galaxy S6 or a Galaxy S6 edge are invited to share their thoughts in the comment section. Will you find it offensive if Samsung postpones issuing a fix for the RAM management bug until the Galaxy S6 edge Plus launches later in the year?

source: Sammobile



1. JMartin22

Posts: 2380; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I thought the 5.1.1 update was supposed to address this RAM management issue.. Since installing the update, the already fast S6 got even more swifter with the performance improvements.

2. waddup121 unregistered

good good

3. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Since when fixing an issue is considered a feature??? I am guessing that this is just a rumors talk just like the Galaxy S5 prime. And I hope that Samsung won't screw us over and wait till they release another flagship(Note 5 maybe??) till they fix the poor ram management found on our S6 Edges and also regular S6.

5. alaw.14

Posts: 427; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Ok im going to buy the s6 plus, note 5, and note 10.5 or 12.2 2016 edition.

6. -ARTE-

Posts: 80; Member since: Jun 14, 2015

I use Ram manager, so whenever the ram drops to 350mb, it clears it and reverts back to 1200mb. Makes n different what this 5.0.2 would do.

7. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1844; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I installed the update on my edge today and I will say when coming out of apps going back to the home screen my phone doesn't take 10 to 20 seconds to render... It's now instant. My phone now feels snappier too...

9. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 279; Member since: Jun 04, 2011

Just updated my edge to the new update. I do love being able to hide the search and connect feature in the drop down bar but I really thought this update was going to bring multi user and raw support. About to vacation in Europe and would have loved that feature. The exposure adjustment is nice though.

10. JimmyMPR

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 01, 2015

Samsung assholes !

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