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Galaxy S6 to gain better manual exposure control in Android 5.1 update

According to a report from SamMobile, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will receive better manual exposure control with the update to Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Published onMay 27, 2015

Whether you’re an Apple fan or a Samsung fan, one thing is certain – the iPhone has offered one of the best camera experiences on a smartphone for quite some time now. Though, just recently, that may have changed for some users after the launch of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Samsung’s two newest flagships not only brought a much-improved camera experience over their predecessor, but they were arguably the first Android phones to give the current iPhone offering a run for its money. To make the experience even better, Samsung is supposedly bringing a handy feature to the Galaxy S6’s camera that has only been implemented on iPhone cameras so far.

Just about every smartphone camera out there has an option to adjust exposure, but on Apple devices, users have the ability to manually adjust the exposure at the point of focus in the viewfinder. For instance, when there is an abundance of light behind the subject of the photo, using the stock camera on the iPhone will let you increase or decrease the exposure amount by simply dragging your finger up or down on the subject. According to SamMobile, this easier method of adjusting exposure is making its way to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in the update to Android 5.1 Lollipop. The publication has been testing out an early build of the software for a little while now, and they have confirmed that the feature is in fact present in the 5.1 update.

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Along with an easier way to control exposure, both Samsung devices should also receive support for RAW image capture and shutter speed control in the update to Android 5.1. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are expected to receive the update sometime in June, so users don’t have much longer to wait.

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