Samsung to add new camera features to Galaxy S6 and S6 edge with the Android 5.1.1 update

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 5 May 2015

Galaxy S6

A report from SamMobile claims that Samsung will be adding new camera features to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge with the Android 5.1.1 update.

It is unclear what new camera features will be making their way to the handsets with the update, but it is likely that Samsung will add RAW image support and the ability to manually control the shutter speed in Pro mode. Other flagship devices like the HTC One M9 and the LG G4 already support these features in their camera app, and the Galaxy S6 is the only flagship handset of 2015 to lack this feature.

It is also possible that Samsung will add full compatibility with Lollipop’s Camera2 API. Right now, the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge only partially support the new camera APIs introduced by Google in Lollipop.

It is unclear when Samsung will start rolling out the Android 5.1.1 update for its flagship devices. However, looking at the recent Android 5.1 firmware that was accidentally pushed to one lucky T-Mobile S6 edge owner, it seems that the update is still in the initial stages of development.

[Via SamMobile]