Side touch camera button for the Samsung Galaxy S5?

Side touch camera button for the Samsung Galaxy S5?
According to a report published on Wednesday, the Samsung Galaxy S5 will feature a capacitive shutter button on the lower right side of the case. This button will work only on certain modes. It is also possible that the button will take on new functions for different apps. The same report lists the rear camera as being 16MP and will be capable of capturing 4K video at 30fps and 1080p video at 60fps.

The report also reveals that the camera will have a number of new shooting modes. A 3D Tour Shot allows you to take "interactive tours of your surroundings." Auto portrait lets you take a selfie using the rear camera. And amid rumors that the phone will be waterproof, there is an Aqua mode that is made for underwater photography. Drama mode allows you to take multiple pictures of a moving subject and merge it into one dramatic shot.

With the Samsung Galaxy S5 expected to be introduced at MWC, we are just days away from seeing Sammy unveil one of the most eagerly awaited Android models for 2014.

source: SamMobile via AndroidCentral

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

So its like 10 articles a day even before its released. Pretty sure the internet would explode when it actually releases. Can't wait !

9. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

It'll make evening news like the iPhone does.. Good job on Samsung's part!

28. vincelongman

Posts: 5814; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yea, I hate that mainstream media think Apple and Samsung are the only smartphone/tablet makers.

27. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Camera will pop-up when we use S5. You know it's a touch camera button.

2. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Like the camera button on all WP devices?

5. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

windows phone have a physical camera button,this is referring to a capacitive camera button.

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Re-read the article. Even if it was physical camera button which it isn't lot of other phones used to do that. My Sony K810i Cybershot with Xenon had a physical button. It was released in 2007.

11. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Of course camera buttons aren't anything new.. My Samsung blackjack had one, and that was way back in the day.....

15. jad.boutary

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

my imate PDA2K has one lol :P

7. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

Am almost 100% sure you a microsoft employee paid to flood internet forums with Windows Phone..

12. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Actually, I work for Samsung...... 99.99% sure?

14. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Almost 100% sure he is a fan of a great OS.

8. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Nope. You cannot touch the camera button to take photos on a WP device. You have to press it just like on every single camera in the world that came before WP. ;)

3. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

that would be awesome,still wont buy it though

4. SayMobile

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

woahh! thats awesome , loads of new camera modes and effects. samsung galaxy s5 is getting more n more exciting each day .Waiting for the next biggest thing

10. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I don't know about you guys but I think Sammy is going to literally kill the competition this year, cause last year was like bad for them because of missed predictions on the galaxy s4 which we all know sammy slowed down thinking it's got a fanbase like apple. I think Sammy is putting all their blood and tears on the gs5 cause of these leaked features, I might even buy it.

13. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I think Samsung is going to destroy the Android market no matter what. Samsung and Apple are the two popular brand of smartphones that most average consumers know, and in other words that mean a lot of them would go in blindly to buy their phones without considering other options. I have to say on the side that Samsung and Apple make great products and no one can deny that facts. However, HTC, LG, and Sony all makes good products as well. HTC One is a good looking phone with awesome speakers, but their advertising wasn't affected to help them to gain momentum. LG G2 is a beast phone in every category and the big battery definitely adds the attractiveness. But LG is just not a well known smartphone company yet for the general public. Sony... I don't even want to start with them... Z1 with 3,000 mAh of battery and yet still has horrible battery life... Also, not on all four major carrier... Sony doesn't seem like they are being aggressive at all at the moment.

20. dontneedtoknow

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

I have the same perspective as you though I prefer htc over Samsung. I owned both htc and Samsung device. They both were theur high end device at the time I bought it and I must say HTC lasted longer. By that I mean, I had to call carrier 3 times to replace my s3 but only once with htc sensation 4g.

21. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

It's kinda sad how Apple and samsung grows so much :( i don't want HTC,LG or any other minor mobile brand to die out (not saying that HTC and LG are small brand just the minority atm) I'm not a big fan of the Z1 but last update really fixed the battery problem ;) P.s i hope the Next HTC lives up to its promise since it feel like one of those hidden gems :D

22. wilsong17 unregistered

im happy with my note 3 what is your problem

16. jad.boutary

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

yeah well good luck when u hit it by accident.. really not necessarily for even a physical button just put it on your lock screen and touch it and voila :D

17. Väliaikainen unregistered

Capacitive camera button??? Most useless thing ever..

18. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

rather see articles on Win 8.1 OS or the Galaxy 5, rather than articles on those stupid dumb watches...

19. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

I know samsung will sell many phones but I also know they will be useless for the most part. It will have same specs as everyone else pretty much.

23. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Some people will find a use for these extras - like any APPLE, Samsung,, there will be lots of junk baked in....what I dislike is how companies are locking their bootloaders, or installing KNOX - very anti Android-like...

24. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

I agree. If this S5 phone lagg like S4 then I am pretty sure they will start losing many because you don't expect and want a phone that cost so much to lagg like a mid range phone. I won't buy a new phone this year because I am broke but I would be so pissed otherwise if my phone start lagging after 7 months. If Samsung release another set of pure junk like last year, Sony LG and HTC will get more consumers for android.

25. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I have a Nexus 5 - great phone - but, I may purchase a phablet next, as a 5 inch phone is too small for me now...

26. papss unregistered

Lots of nice features rumored to be in S5.. Its never been the features that I had issues with on the S series.. Its the materials so here's to hoping they do a good job like the Note 3.

29. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Hey! Let's add 50 more camera modes to the other hundred we have. The next frustrating and confusing camera is here!

30. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

i'm a sony fan , but i have to say " RESPECT " to samsung .. really they know how to make costumers happy with what they buy .. i think no phone will beat S5 this year , waiting for sony and apple

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