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Galaxy S6 update said to borrow camera feature from iPhone 6

The Galaxy S6 already offers one of the best smartphone camera experiences on the market, and it’s about to get even better. According to a new report, Samsung is about to borrow a camera feature from the iPhone 6 and push it out to users through a new software update.

SamMobile said it has been testing an early version of the new camera software that will reportedly be included inside of the Android 5.1 Lollipop update. In it, users will find more advanced manual camera controls for tweaking exposure before snapping a photo. Apparently Samsung’s new controls allow a user to adjust exposure based on a certain spot inside of the frame, similar to how one can lock in on an area on the iPhone and then manually adjust exposure.


As SamMobile notes, this can be particularly useful when you want to adjust exposure based on a subject, like someone standing in front of you, instead of the entire scene — particularly when it’s really bright or really dark out.

The tweaks are expected in Samsung’s update, which is set to hit next month, SamMobile said, noting that shutter speed controls and RAW support will also be included. The update will presumably also hit the Galaxy S6 Edge.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...