Samsung sure loves to pack exclusive software features into their flagship smartphones, with the Galaxy S4 being a prime example. Samsung’s 2013 flagship smartphone came bundled with a whopping amount of software, taking up half of the units’ storage. Samsung could be adding multi-user video chat to the upcoming Galaxy S5, according to a report from pocketnow.
The report cites paperwork which was filed with the Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service, and details the software feature complete with a few pictures of the service in action. The feature looks very similar to the dual-camera mode which was included in the Galaxy S4, allowing for users to video chat and transmit video from the rear-facing camera, and the users’ face from the front-facing camera.
Google’s Hangouts allows for multiple users to join one video conversation, but does not show video from the rear-facing camera like the proposed Galaxy S5 software does.
We’ll have to wait and see if this feature is included on the Samsung Galaxy S5, which is expected to rock a 64-bit octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM and an aluminum body. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is rumored to be released in January of 2014.