Samsung has commenced with the product teasing ahead of its March 1 press event in Barcelona, where the Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone is expected to be unveiled. The Korean manufacturer took to Twitter Friday with a video that likely shows the device’s camera.
“Great vision, a unique view -- that’s what inspires me,” says an unseen narrator as the shot moves through a dark tunnel into the light. The 17-second clip ends with the tagline, "I am #TheNextGalaxy" next to an icon resembling a mobile camera lens.
â€” TheNextGalaxy (@SamsungMobile) February 13, 2015
The Samsung Galaxy S6 may include major camera upgrades, including a 20-megapixel camera with photo resolution up to 5952×3348 pixels and optical image stabilization, a feature that reduces the effects of camera shake, SamMobile reported Wednesday.
In recent discussions on its Samsung Tomorrow Blog, the company has covered the history of its mobile cameras and hinted at new innovations on its upcoming device. An infographic posted Friday shows the progression of Samsung’s camera technology from 2000 to 2014. A Wednesday blog post details Samsung’s process of testing its cameras, which includes taking over 10,000 photos in various lighting environments.
“The same passion and dedication has been put into building the cameras for the release of our 2015 flagship model,” said DongHoon Jang, a Samsung senior vice president. “It will be intelligent and do all the thinking for users, allowing them to take amazing pictures under any conditions, without having to worry about anything more than just pressing the shutter button.”
Recent reports suggest the Samsung Galaxy S6 could hit markets during the week of March 22. A leaked document shows a list of Samsung’s vacation “blackout dates,” during which employees cannot take time off. These dates often coincide with the launch of a smartphone for many manufacturers, with companies needing all hands on deck during the hectic first days of a new-device launch.