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Samsung Galaxy S6 getting RAW support in Android 5.1.1 update

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge are reportedly set to receive a sizeable camera update in Android 5.1.1.

As Android fans will know, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge already have one of the best smartphone cameras on the market.

However, Samsung is about to make it even better through a software update, if a recent report is to be believed.

SlashGear claims to have heard from sources that Samsung is working on a camera-focused update based on Android 5.1.1. This update will apparently add RAW support, allowing you to capture images with minimal processing.

This facility has been available in Google’s camera2 API since Android 5.0, but wasn’t applied to the initial Galaxy S6 software by Samsung.

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The report has been backed up by a similar claim on SamMobile, which has heard that “an important update for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge’s cameras” is in the works. Besides RAW support, it speculates that there could be greater manual control options in the update.

Samsung clearly wants to keep its top-selling flagship phone at the top of the camera game. The LG G4 was announced recently with RAW support, while HTC recently added RAW capabilities to its under-fire One M9.

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