Android 5.1.1 Update will Bring new camera options to Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Samsung logoT-Mobile was the only carrier in the US that pushed the Android 5.1.1 update for its Galaxy S6 edge a few days ago, which was pretty bizarre, given that other mobile operators didn't do the same.

However, we’re now hearing that the update was actually an unfinished version which got released into the wild by mistake, and T-Mobile halted the rollout.

Apparently, Samsung still has some work to do before actually delivering Android 5.1.1 to its most priced devices to date. And the folks at Sam Mobile have managed to dig up some info according to which the new update will bring a bunch of extra camera features to the two flagships.

The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge already have some of the best cameras to date, but it looks like Samsung thinks it can do even better, so it’s packing the update with some pretty major improvements.

Sadly, the sources talking to the publication weren't able to say anything in particular about the new functions.

Android 5.1.1 Update will Bring new camera options to Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

A big possibility is that the update will come with support for the full Google camera API on Lollipop, which would enable features like RAW shooting and the possibility to control shutter speed.

These options are not currently available on Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. On the other hand, the HTC One M9 and LG G4 both take advantage of these features, so obviously Samsung needs to catch up.

More than that, it has been revealed that this specific camera update will be present in upcoming devices Samsung will put on the market at a later date. The Samsung Zen/Samsung Noble names were given.

These monikers surfaced a few days ago. Noble is a codename for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, which is poised to be revealed at IFA 2015 - a consumer electronics event which takes place in Berlin during the month of September.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has already emerged in the rumor mill several times, reports revealing that the phablet might arrive with a 4K display with 2160 x 3840 pixel resolution and a record 748ppi.

Now it looks like the device will also take advantage of advanced camera functions.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Android, Galaxy S6, Samsung, smartphones

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

A mobile hotspot in Australia will be capable of hitting gigabit speeds on the go
A new game could be in the works as Blizzard appears to have been hiring for a Diablo-related project
Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri will speak at MWC 2017
However what if you could go way, way back?
The Helio P15 packs an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 2.2GHz
Samsung claims up to 27-percent higher performance or 40-percent lower power
Preliminary data for October shows another Windows 10 boom
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
HP Slate 7 is a 7-inch Android 4 Tablet PC with good sound
A cost-effective, 7-inch tablet PC from a renowned manufacturer
October 25, 2013 / 4

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments