On Wednesday, Samsung decided to start teasing its Galaxy S smartphone. And not just any Galaxy S smartphone, but its 2015 flagship no less. While we’re still waiting to see what the Galaxy S6 will look like, or how many edges it will have, or whatever else, Samsung wants you to know that, long before you can even buy one, it’s going to have an “amazing camera.”
Indeed, Samsung notes in their blog post that the Galaxy S lineup has always been about the cameras, or, at the very least, made sure that the cameras inside their flagship devices have a lot of megapixels. There was a couple of years there where the software might have weighed things down, but Samsung believes, and wants everyone else to believe, that the company is making its great cameras even better this time around.
Basically, get hype.
On the other side of the coin (because it’s Samsung, there has to be another side of the coin and it can only be one other company), Apple’s unannounced follow-up to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is already getting rumored to feature the same 8-megapixel camera that’s installed in the current units. Basically, that means that, in this year’s model, it’s going to have the same camera that the iPhone 6 (and iPhone 6 Plus) has.
The issue here is that there isn’t an issue here at all. So what if Apple uses the same camera? The camera in the iPhone 6 and the camera in the iPhone 6 Plus are amazing every day shooters, especially for someone who just wants to carry their camera in the same body as their smartphone. It’s quick, responsive, and it takes fantastic photos. Using the same camera in a device that launches in 2015 isn’t going to somehow make it a terrible camera.
Technology is always getting better, and cameras are getting better all the time, I’m not arguing that point. I’m just saying that, if Apple is going to use the same camera in the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, I’m perfectly okay with that.
And then there’s Samsung. Hold your horses, though, because I’m actually not going to preemptively bash the manufacturer and whatever camera system they try to use. I’m sure the camera will be good enough, and all I can really hope at this point is that they don’t weigh it down with software that ruins the experience. I honestly believe that Samsung is going to really try and hit the photography ball out of the park, so here’s to hoping.
How about you? Would you really be upset if the iPhone 6S and/or iPhone 6S Plus used the same camera as the current generation models?