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Galaxy Note 4 to reportedly showcase Samsung’s selfie camera bloatware

Galaxy Note 4 Camera Specs and Software

Everything about the Galaxy Note 4’s camera has been leaked well ahead of its official launch, thanks to including plenty of details about the upcoming selfie bloatware that will be available to users in addition to Samsung’s existing camera modes.

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When it comes to camera hardware, the Galaxy Note 4 will apparently feature a 16-megapixel Sony IMX240 camera sensor with optical image stabilization and UHD video recording, and a 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera with WQHD video recording. These details are in line with what a recent AnTuTu benchmark test for the Galaxy Note 4 has revealed.

A sensor built into the bottom right side of the handset called Side Touch – which rumor had it was initially to launch with the Galaxy S5 – is apparently in testing for the Galaxy Note 4 as well. The sensor is supposed to replace a dedicated camera button, allowing users to simply tap on the side of the handset to take a picture.

As for software, Samsung has apparently a new gesture that will let users quickly access the camera from the screen, even when the screen is off, “by typing the screen with two fingers and swiping them apart.”

Samsung will also introduce four more camera modes including Wide Selfie, Selfie, Selfie Alarm and Create a GIF File, detailed below as presented by SamMobile:

  • Wide Selfie: Take wide-angle selfie shots to fit more people into your pictures.
  • Selfie: Take selfies easily by smiling or winking without the need to reach for the camera button.
  • Selfie Alarm: The rear camera will automatically detect and focus on your face when you take self-portrait pictures.
  • Create A GIF File: Create animated images by taking pictures continuously.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.