Samsung Galaxy S5 to get 16MP camera with "Side Touch" activation

New camera modes and effects detailed – including Aqua mode. Yep, it's waterproof

As Mobile World Congress 2014 looms over the horizon, more details on the big phone launches are trickling through to the internet.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is no exception – and the latest info from SamMobile points to a 16MP snapper that'll shoot 4K video at 30fps and 1080p at 60fps. The S5 reportedly won't feature a dedicated camera shutter button; instead, it'll use a new feature dubbed "Side Touch" to snap pictures.

According to SamMobile's sources, the Galaxy S5 will feature a sensor built into the bottom right of the phone that detects taps on the side of the device – so no more fumbling for a physical shutter button. The downside? It won't work in portrait mode, easy mode or while shooting video. 

Shooting modes

Among the usual selection of camera modes and effects detailed – including Best Face, Best Photo and Panorama – a couple of interesting ones leap out. An Aqua shooting mode, "appropriate for taking pictures underwater," reinforces rumours that the Galaxy S5 will be waterproof and dustproof, while a Golf shooting mode "takes pictures of a golf swing" – presumably for analysing your technique. 

We'll be bringing you all the latest on the Samsung Galaxy S5 from the Unpacked event on 24 February – stay tuned for the details.

[Source: SamMobile]

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