Samsung promises ‘amazing pictures’ from the Galaxy S6

Samsung will deliver its best smartphone camera to date with the Galaxy S6. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Samsung will deliver its best smartphone camera to date with the Galaxy S6. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Samsung’s major overhaul of the Galaxy S6 won’t stop at a brand-new design and vastly improved software. We’re also expecting the best internal components available, including a new rear-facing camera that will have a 20-megapixel sensor and optical image stabilization.

Of course, Samsung won’t confirm that until its Unpacked event on March 1, but the South Korean company has promised that you’ll get effortlessly “amazing pictures” from the Galaxy S6.

In a lengthy post on its Samsung Tomorrow blog, the company describes how it has worked to improve its smartphone cameras with every iteration of the Galaxy S lineup.

The original Galaxy S started out with a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, but last year’s Galaxy S5 had a much more impressive 16-megapixel sensor, which “brought us one step further to finally eliminating the gap between digital cameras and our smartphone cameras,” Samsung says.

With the Galaxy S6, the company promises to deliver even better photos.

“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,” the post reads.

“It will demonstrate just how far Samsung has advanced smartphone cameras, and once again will open the creative side of our users for new ideas and new possibilities.”

As more and more people replace their dedicated point-and-shoots with their smartphones, good smartphone cameras are increasingly important. For many years, Android-powered devices were behind rivals from┬áthe likes of Apple and Nokia, but thanks to the efforts of Samsung and others, they’re becoming just as good — if not better.

Here’s to hoping the Galaxy S6’s camera lives up to its promise.