The Galaxy Note 4’s expected launch date might only be two weeks away, but that hasn’t stopped the rumour mill. Not while there’s information we haven’t heard yet. Well now we’ve (probably) found out information about the device’s camera, and they do not disappoint.
The main camera itself is rumoured to be able to take 16MP photos thanks to the Sony IMX240 sensor within. It’ll also include Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), and can record 3840 x 2160 UHD resolution video at 30fps. The front camera is 3.7MP, which isn’t as high as some of the competition but should be able to take selfies with minimal fuss. Speaking of selfies, the Galaxy Note 4 also comes with four new camera features — three of which are dedicated to taking snaps of yourself. They are being referred to as Selfie Alarm, Wide Selfie, Selfie, and Create a Gif. So there’s plenty there to keep people occupied.
The final, and most interesting, leaked feature is the “Side Touch” camera button that’s built into the bottom right-hand corner of the phone. Essentially what this does is allows you to use gesture controls to access the camera, even when the phone is locked.
This is just rumour for now, as much as we want to believe that all of it is true. Fortunately we don’t really have long to wait before we find out for sure. [Phones Review]
By Tom Pritchard | August 22nd, 2014