The folks from Sam Mobile secured a credible leak detailing the features and specs of the Galaxy Note 4’s camera.

First off, the report confirms the specs we’ve seen associated with Samsung’s upcoming device, namely the 16MP and 3.7MP resolutions of the phone’s two cameras. Another confirmed feature is optical image stabilization (OIS) – the Note 4 will be Samsung’s first flagship to feature the technology, in combination with a Sony-made IMX240 sensor. If this info is accurate, Samsung is switching to a Sony sensor from the in-house Isocell sensor it used on the Galaxy S5.

Moving on, Sam Mobile found software evidence of the presence of a Side Touch sensor on the Note 4, but it’s not conclusive, as similar tracks were found in the code of the Galaxy S5 as well. Side Touch is a sensor placed on the lower right-hand side of the device that emulates a camera shutter button – basically, instead of tapping the screen to snap a shot, you tap the side of the phone, which should enable a more stable shot with less effort. Again, it’s not clear if the Note 4 will actually feature this sensor.

samsung side touch

The Note 4 will reportedly pack new camera modes, including three selfie modes: Wide Selfie – presumably taking advantage of a wide angle lens; Selfie – which lets you take a shot with a smile or wink; and Selfie Alarm – the rear camera automatically focuses on your face when you try to take a self-portrait. There’s also a GIF making mode that will convert shots taken in burst mode into an animated GIF. All the features from the Galaxy S5 will make a return on the Note 4 as well.

With days left to the launch of the Note 4 on September 3, more info about the coveted device is bound to transpire. Check out our roundup for an updated rumor tour and stay tuned for more.

Bogdan Petrovan
Bogdan is the European Managing Editor of Android Authority. He loves tech, travel, and fantasy. He wishes he had more time for two of those things. Bogdan's phone is a Nexus 6P.
  • Finally! Image stabilization for the Note.

    • spade

      Just to be clear, it’s Optical Image Stabilization, the previous Note’s already had Digital Image Stabilization.

      • I didn’t know the Note three had stabilization at all =/ *raibow* the more you know

        • spade



  • ThunderCrackR

    Nice. The Side Touch would be a revolution. Hope it is true!

  • MasterMuffin

    We’ll see which one’s better, S5’s Isocell camera or this! I’m not sure if I believe this though, even if it’s credible source. Why wouldn’t Samsung want to use their own solution?

    “taping” tapping? :)

    • Anonymousfella

      The only time when they wouldnt use their in-house solution is if they can’t develop OIS with their ISOCELL sensors. Otherwise I would take this with a huge grain of salt…

      • MasterMuffin

        That could be the reason…

  • Fabian Taveras

    Man I’m looking forward to getting the note :) it’s going to amazing

  • Sal

    Side Touch? Now that is revolution and an interesting concept. Hope it is integrated well.

  • dev

    See more at

  • Dominic Giordano

    Why use the same 16mp res camera from Sony instead of their own I don’t understand

  • crutchcorn

    Glad to see sammy improve the note photo features. The Note 3 needed it

  • xtriker360

    Browsing this page on my phone is getting so annoying, that F*ing full screen ads every F*ing time

    • Zizou

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      • xtriker360

        Thank you.

  • wtd2009

    well i hope the sony sensor holds up. that isocell that they made for the gs5 was just so good.

  • Joe

    What’s the screen size