Android 5.1.1 will improve camera for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge


Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users have a lot of things to look out for in the coming weeks, as Samsung is expected to roll out the Android Lollipop v5.1.1 updates to the current flagship phones anytime this month. For the time being, users were given a little preview of what the Lollipop v5.1.1 update can do to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

The people over SamMobile were lucky enough to get their hands on an early test build of the software that is set to come to users this month. Being a test build, some changes in features and functions may occur before its final public release. The update, aside from various bug fixes and improvements on performance, is set to greatly improve the camera of the flagship, giving users a near-professional capability on their devices.

Probably the most exciting new feature is the ability to change the exposure on the user’s selected focus point. By going in Pro mode, a custom focus point can be selected, and afterwards the camera exposure on that focus point can be changed. Another one of the expected improvements in the camera of the S6 and S6 Edge is the support for saving photos in RAW format, which means the camera will now be delivering images of far better quality than in the usual JPEG format (because JPEG compresses image data while RAW format doesn’t).

One more nifty camera feature that may come with the Android 5.1.1 update is the ability to lower ISO values of images when shootingas low as ISO 50. For starters, the ISO value determines the level of light sensitivity of the camera when shooting. A Lower ISO value means lesser sensitivity to light, which results in images with far less noise (or that grainy look in a photo), but it also means a slower shutter speed.

With regards to shutter speed, the update is also expected to have the capability for users to control the shutter speed of the camera.