Samsung exec tips an ‘intelligent’ camera for the Galaxy S6, 10 000 photos analyzed to create it
DongHoon Jang, Senior Vice President and head of Camera R&D Group at IT & Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics - that's a mouthful, we know, but the exec just took to Samsung's official blog and launched a PR attack on us, extolling the virtues of Samsung's mobile camera modules, as found on the Galaxy S line of flagship handsets.
Galaxy S, to the sophisticated 16 MP shooter in the S5 - the exec comments on every additional feature it has added over the years. That's all fine and dandy, but you know what we are interested in now, Mr DongHoon Jang, and it is the module that will launch with the Galaxy S6.While he is walking us through all the stages of the camera units it has ever placed there - from the 5 MP rear snapper without a flash in the
20 MP Samsung-made unit with optical image stabilization, as per most rumors, and the exec doesn't hesitate to build the suspense around its capabilities either:It could very well be a
There you have it, he saved the best for last. As far as we can grasp from these comments, the 20 MP camera on the back of the thin Galaxy S6 is shaping up to be the best module Samsung has ever placed in its phones, and, given that its current champ on the Note 4 consistently scores at the top of our camera comparisons, we can't wait to see what's been done for the Galaxy S6 in the photography aspect.
The "intelligent" part might also mean that Samsung has streamlined the TouchWiz camera app like LG did with its user interface recently, cutting down on the smorgasbord of options, and focusing on that most widely used point-and-shoot functionality of our smartphone cameras.