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Galaxy S5 Could Feature “Side Touch” Dedicated Camera Button

According to a new report from Sammobile, the 16 MP shooter of the yet-unannounced Galaxy S5 can be triggered from a touch-sensitive area of the chassis that would work like a dedicated camera button. The same publication writes that Samsung has also prepared new camera modes for the S5.

As the Unpacked 5 is getting closer, the event in which the Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to debut, more information about the Galaxy S4 sequel are starting to hit the web. Today the folks at Sammobile, who are pretty accurate when it comes to reporting about unannounced Samsung products, have some new details about Sammy’s next-gen flagship. The publication also confirmed some older rumors that suggested that the S5 will pack a 16 MP primary camera with 4K video recording at 30 fps and 1080p at 60 fps.

By far the most interesting camera-related report is the one about Samsung’s new technology called “Side Touch.” It looks like the bottom right side of the Galaxy S5 will be touch sensitive and that it will work like a shutter key. Sammobile notes though that the Side Touch feature would not work in “Portrait Mode, Easy Mode, and while recording video.” Anyway, it’s very likely to see that Samsung have used the touch-sensitive area in other apps too.

The same publication also writes that the Camera app on the Galaxy S5 has been redesigned to match the new interface Samsung has developed for their new high-end smartphone and that it will bring new shooting modes. Besides the old modes such as Best Shot, Drama Shot, Eraser, Best Photo, or Best Face, the Galaxy S5 could also bring “3D Tour Shot” which will most likely work like Nexus’ Photo Sphere 360 degree panorama, “Focus Select” which might be a refocus camera tool, and “Auto Portrait” which can be used to take a selfie using the rear-facing shooter.

It seems that Samsung has already prepared an “Aqua” mode for taking photos underwater, which further fuels the rumors saying that the company’s next-gen flagship will be bot water and dust proof.

As a refresher, the Galaxy S5 is expected to bring a 5.25-inch screen with 1440 x 2560 resolution, octo-core Exynos 6 / quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 16 MP primary camera, 5 MP secondary camera, 32/64 GB storage, microSD, Android 4.4.2, and a fingerprint sensor embedded into the home button.

As I was mentioning above, the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be announced next Monday, so stay tuned if you want to be the first to find out what Samsung has prepared for us.

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