According to SamMobile, the Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) update for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will bring “support for shooting in RAW and lower ISO values will also be added to the camera app.”
RAW support is a default part of Android 5.0 Lollipop, but it isn’t present on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge for now. The Pro mode in the camera app already allows for customizing the ISO values, with 100 the lowest the setting can go at the moment. However, unless Samsung changes something in the final Android 5.1 build, the update will add the option of selecting an even lower ISO value (possibly around 50, which is the lowest on many digital cameras.) For those unaware, ISO is the sensitivity of the camera sensor to light, and a low ISO value usually helps a camera take crispier photos with less noise than a photo taken at high ISO levels.
Lower ISO does have a flip side though – the camera can take longer to capture an image as a low ISO setting decreases the shutter speed and as a result is much better for taking pictures of stationary objects. Talking of shutter speed, that’s another feature we’re hoping the Android 5.1 update will introduce, but at this point we don’t have information on whether that will actually be the case.
So when will the Android 5.1.1 update for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge be available? The update is expected to roll out to the smartphones in between June and July.
Phones LTD will let you know once the update goes live.