Samsung is again rumored to be bringing so-called 'Side Touch' camera controls to the market, though this time the rumor mill is pointing at the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The phone, which we're expecting to see next month at IFA 2014 has been the focus of much speculation and rumor mongering over the past few months, making it hard to pin down what exactly to expect.
This isn't the first time we've brushed up with reports of Side Touch — the same feature was rumored to be a part of the Samsung Galaxy S5, but as you well know wasn't present in the final shipping version. SamMobile claims that the Galaxy S5's Side Touch implementation was ditched at the last minute, but is still present in the phone's firmware. Essentially, Side Touch is said to be a touch-sensitive patch on the lower right side corner of the phone that can be used as a shutter release button.
Speaking of the camera, the sensor in the Galaxy Note 4 is said to be a 16-megapixel Sony IMX240 unit with optical image stabilization and support for 4K 30fps video. That same sensor is present in the amped-up Galaxy S5 LTE-A that you can't get outside of a few Asian locales. The front camera is also said to be finally upgraded, with a 3.7-megapixel sensor with "wide selfie", "selfie alarm," and "create a GIF" features available.
It won't be long before we're in Berlin and finally getting our hands on the long-awaited next edition of the Galaxy Note line. In the meantime, what do you want to see out of Samsung's latest's cameras?