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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?

Source: SamMobile


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Samsung again rumored to be working on 'Side Touch' camera controls, this time for the Galaxy Note 4


I cannot wait. I wish we had some more hard and fast data at this point. Samsung is doing a great job of keeping it under wraps.

It's always been pretty much plain and simple for me since May 2011 nothing beats Samsung or the Galaxy Note products period.

At the end of the day the HATERS and comical TROLLS can't face reality I laugh at these basic common people.

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While I like Samsung phones as well I wouldn't say they are unbeatable. What may work for you may not work for others ... So there is nothing wrong with others not agreeing with you.

but the great soothsayer Yarrell said it would be three sided... how can there be controls on the side of its screen?!? yarrell is never wrong.... ever

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And the Galaxy Note Edge is threesided a whole new category created by SAMSUNG MOBILE are you buying... Of course not guess that's not affordable now is it.

At the end of the day were prepared for the comical haters and typical clowns on September 3rd after the Note 4 announcement.

We look forward to your basic idiotic comments Josh Hornier who is a MAJOR TROLL on Google Plus.

It's always been pretty plain and simple for me since May 2011 nothing beats Samsung or the Galaxy Note products period they are Android nothing else matters.

Day one purchase for me as usual.

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didn't you just recently refer to me as being "able to afford" verizon on g+ and now back to assuming im poor because i don't buy samsung products? the irony in all of this is your complete lack of knowledge
.. i'm on tmobile and have a nexus 5, 7, and an m8... those three far surpass your lone note 3, clown

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You have basic bargain basement products that are stock android well known for group discounts or outright price breaks.

Let's set the record straight JOSH HORNIER I own the Galaxy S3,Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 2, and current Galaxy Note 3.

I will be purchasing the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Gear 2 Solo at launch as well as the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE tablet and upcoming Rufus Cuff Wrist communicator.

Who's really spending money my friend it's certainly not you. I'm not waiting around for a group discount from GOOGLE.

I spend my money gladly because I can afford to I don't need or want silly stock products with discounted prices from Google and poor stock android products.

Nice try junior with the kind of basic day to day job you have you're not buying much

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and all those are bought over the last five years, idiot... you're missing the point... unfortunately i cant compete with a fifty year old for all time mobile device purchases but i think i made it clear i can "afford" flagships, douche

you're just disappointed i don't choose samsung and ridicule your stupid and juvenile comments across the internet for all to see

see ya around, Capt Copy and Paste

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It's not only beyond disrespectfull, but also disgustingly ignorant to come on a forum like this and claim that samsung IS android......we get it, you like samsung, you have an obsession with must constantly daydream about the vast benefits of software bloat and hideous ui aesthetics......but you should express these feelings on sammobile, not android central.

Android is the most powerful, functional, and feature rich mobile platform the world has ever seen, and it's not even has done great things for android, no doubt, and I actually LIKE where touchwiz is headed for a change.......but your disrespect of the platform that powers your favorite brand is silly and ignorant

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You went full retard, again. Never go full retard. If you have money to burn your just living proof any idiot can fake it to make it in the USA.

Be hoped it doesn't have so much bloatware as the note 3 has, currently I have 84 apps disabled! I call my note 3.... my bloatfest

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Not interested in rooting, and glad I never, had a terrible time as it was getting my phone exchanged by samsung! If it had been rooted I would have had no warranty, not good on a €750.00 phone
Should just be able to uninstall apps that are not required. Most bizarre app is for AT&T US users only, and I live in Belgium. Samsung need to stop the bloat.

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depends on what you disabled. Some are features baked in. I could do without all the duplicate apps that Samsung makes.

I have no issues with my stuff just the stuff that Sprint puts on...

I was making fun of NoNexus, who thinks the hoops you have to jump through to make a Samsung device run like it should are normal.

YES! Sony sensor is back. I couldn't stand the Samsung isocell on the s5. my s4 took better pictures.

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Oh really? Maybe i was too used to Nexus 5 camera since i think GS5 takes absolutely brilliant pictures.

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Just add a damn button Samsung, one of the main reasons physical camera buttons are so nice is because you can press them down halfway to focus and the rest of the way to take a picture.

Now that would be interesting.

I just miss the camera button :( Like, I get it, why they don't put them there anymore, but I still don't like it.

I'm kinda liking the note 4, just don't think I want a phone that big.

On a side note I checked out the G3 yesterday and was surprised how close in size it is to my G2. If Samsung can work some similar voodoo I may just bite.

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They are practically the same size. The note series did it last time going from 5.5'' to 5.7''.

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No. No. No. No. No.

We're running out of places we can actually grab the dang thing without inadvertently activating something!

Oh jesus is this a serious question? Of course it wont activate the camera when its not in use! !!!

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It's making me want want want. know my missus better get used to larger screen she can have my mini tv as she calls it! Note3!

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Maybe this has been documented, and I merely missed it. But, I discovered, quite by accident, that on the Galaxy S5 the volume rocker becomes a shutter release button when in camera mode (at least, with the default camera app). It's not a non-mechanical "touch sensitive" area on the side of the phone, but it is a shutter release on the side of the phone. Having discovered it, I use it a lot. I have no complaint with that solution.

It is in the settings for the Note 3 (Sprint) as well. So I unless the carrier disabled it it should be there

I hope the match the functionality of the camera button that the Nokia / Windows phones have. To just pick up the phone and click a button for the picture would be awesome.

To everyone that's going to get a Note 4 I wish you well.
The Note series took the flagship title from the S series last year and probably won't give it up for many years if they keep making them awesome.

It comes out in Q4 so it always has better specs than the GSX. In terms of marketing and sales figures the GS5 is definitely Sammy's flagship. Despite its impressive hardware the Note is still a niche market device. Not that the "flagship title" should mean anything to anyone.