Samsung's latest flagships devices, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge offers quite an amazing camera quality but lacks in terms of functionality as it surprisingly doesn't support RAW capture, which is a must for any photography enthusiast.
The upcoming Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for the S6 and S6 Edge will bring RAW support and will also allow users to use the full potential of the phones class-leading 16 MP OIS camera, but should also bring about a lot more manual control over the camera.
Actually, RAW photo capture is not an entirely novice feature on the Galaxy S6 and its edged sibling. In fact, is we look back at some info from MWC 2015, in turns out the devices did have the functionality. But after the pair hit mass markets, it mysteriously disappeared. Perhaps Samsung wasn't quite ready to roll out the feature and there is really no reason for it to be absent, seeing how RAW support has been present in Google's own camera2 API ever since Android 5.0 Lollipop came out.
There is still no official information about Samsung's update schedule, but rumors have it that the Android 5.1.1 OTA update will start seeding as early as next month.
OnePlus has just updated it's one One and only flagship device , the OnePlus One, with a Major OTA update that contains the new CyanogenMod firmware [CM 11S 38R] which brings many new features, improvements and bug fixes.
Notable upgrades in this firmware are the added RAW format in the Camera app, expanded audio codec playback capabilities, better battery life and ANT+ support. The battery life also got a boost, while quite a few bugs got squashed.
Official [CM 11S 38R] Update Change-log for OnePlus One:
- Improves the responsiveness of the touchscreen.
- A new and very cool lockscreen.
- Ability to take photos in RAW format.
- Enhanced audio capabilities (24 bit, 96/192khz-flac/alac/wav files without resampling).
- ANT+ support.
- Added method for users to report bugs directly to Cyanogen.
- Added pause button during video recording.
- Improved battery life.
- Fixed issues with camera exposure compensation stuck in auto.
- Fixed issues with ‘4G Preferred' option not connecting to 3G data.
- Fixed issues with delay in torch activation.
- Fixed issues with unresponsive screen requiring reboot.
- Fixed issues with static in speaker when changing volume while headset plugged in.
- Fixed issues with rotation not triggering when rotated slowly.
- Fixed issues with Quiet Hours / system UI causing battery drain on last day of month.
- Fixed issues with camera not starting when LED torch is already on.
- Fixed issues with Bluetooth volume low on connection.