Love taking selfies? Whether you do or not, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4, which we’re expecting to see early next month, will include a number of new modes dedicated to people taking pictures of themselves. And, yes, these new software features are but a few of the new Samsung bloat issues we can expect when the Note 4 is available.
SamMobile claims the upcoming flagship will sport a Selfie, Selfie Alarm, Wide Selfie and Eraser camera modes when the Note 4 launches. Not really sure what Wide Selfie means, but presumably it’s designed to allow folks to capture more of the scene behind them, and not just their pretty mug. The device might also sport a mode that allows users to easily create GIFs, which is something I’m sure will get plenty of use, especially by users who own pets.
Additionally, SamMobile claims the Note 4 will feature a healthy dose of live camera effects, making it easier to compose and shoot in your favorite filter. The camera UI is supposed to look exactly as it did on the S5, which is to say you’ll never find yourself lacking options. The rear-facing camera, meanwhile, is expected to feature a 16-megapixel sensor (Sony IMX240), which is what Samsung used for its Galaxy S5 LTE-A.
There’s one last thing SamMobile makes mention of that might actually become one of the Note 4’s best additions. In an effort to make taking pictures easier, Samsung will allegedly include a “Side Touch” sensor, which can be pressed to snap a photo. This would replace a dedicated camera button, however, which means you won’t be able to half-press to focus, or even use it in portrait. You win some, you lose some.
We’ll see exactly what Samsung has planned at the company’s Sept. 3 event.