Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Reportedly Coming with “Side touch” Sensor for Selfies

Note 4 side touch

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date is only a couple of weeks away, but, as we are getting closer to the highly-anticipated event, we hear more about the next-gen Sammy flagship phablet. A couple of days ago we’ve told you about a Note 4-compatible ultrasonic case, yesterday we had a look at the benchmark scores of the Exynos 5443 variant, and now we learn something about the handset’s selfie-taking capabilities.

As you all may know, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will debut on September 3rd at IFA 2014 Berlin tech fair. What you might have not known is that the new smartphone will arrive with a new “side touch” feature that would allow you to take selfies easier. How does it work? Instead of pressing the shutter button, you will be able to tap an area on the side rim of the Note 4 to trigger the camera. With selfies getting more and more popular, this new “side touch” feature is definitely pretty handy.

The report comes from the folks at Sammobile, a trustworthy source when it comes to reports about unannounced Samsung devices. The publication also claims that the “side touch” feature was supposed to debut on the Galaxy S5. Anyway, it seems they decided to ditch it in the last moment, but the code is still embedded in the Galaxy S5, which means it might be patched in a future update.

Sammobile also talks about other camera-centric features of the Galaxy Note 4. We’ve got Wide Selfie (allows you to take wide-angle selfies), Selfie (you can trigger the camera shutter by smiling or winking), Selfie Alarm (the rear camera automatically detects and focuses on your face while in self-portrait), and more.

Hardware-wise, the Galaxy Note 4 is expected to arrive with a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with Quad HD (1440 x 2560) resolution, quad-core Snapdragon 805 / octo-core Exynos 5443 CPU, 3 GB RAM, 16/32/64 GB storage, microSD card, 16 MP primary shooter with OIS and 4K video recording, and a front-facing 3.7 MP camera. Thoughts?

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