note 4 cameraWhile processor speed and display resolution are important factors to take into consideration when choosing a new smartphone, we know there are smartphone users out there who prioritize the phone’s camera as well when making their decision. Now the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is expected to be announced at IFA 2014 next month.

However the folks at SamMobile have recently gotten some new details about the upcoming handset’s camera, such as it sensor size and some of its features. For starters, they claim that their source has told them that the phone is expected to pack a 16MP Sony IMX240 camera sensor under the hood.

It will feature optical image stabilization and will apparently be capable of shooting UHD videos at 30fps. The Galaxy Note 4 will also cater to those who love selfies and there are several different selfie modes that will be part of the camera’s software. One of these modes is the wide selfie which will supposedly be able to fit more people into the screen. There will also be a mode where the camera can take the photo when it detects you are winking or smiling.

Their source also adds that Samsung has created a gesture-based method of launching the camera, even when the phone’s display is off. This can be achieved by tapping the screen with two fingers and swiping them apart. There is also a sensor that has been built into the bottom right side of the device that acts as a soft shutter button.

None of these features can be confirmed now but given SamMobile’s reputation for Samsung-related leaks and rumors, perhaps there is some truth to their claims. In any case Samsung will be holding an event on the 3rd of September, so if you’d like to learn more, be sure to check back with us then for the details.

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  • 2560x1440
  • Super AMOLED
  • 515 PPI
16 MP
  • f/2.2 Aperture
  • OIS
3220 mAh
  • Removable
  • No Wireless Charg.
  • Snapdragon 805
  • MicroSD
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