It’s fair to say that Samsung is the best in the game when it comes to manufacture high-end Android smartphones with plenty of software features to suit all needs, with the upcoming Galaxy S5 likely to amaze us all with new gizmos and be a huge risk to the survival of competing companies such as HTC and LG.
One particular feature will allow users to make conference calls (with video support) between multiple persons. We have learnt it from a document that has been filed to the Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service, which shows what the interface of the feature might just look like.
Looking closely at the sketch of the feature, it’s observed that users will be able contact their family and friends, using both the front and back cameras – at the same time, as well as, the caller will be able to see the video feeds of the participants taking part in a call at the bottom of the screen, a design feature that we have already seen with the likes of Google Hangouts – which may not exactly be good for Samsung as it means that there is something similar out there already.
The feature will potentially launch as a new application within the Korean firm’s TouchWiz user interface, although there is a possibility that it could just release as an update to ChatOn, which already allows users to perform and take part in one-way conference calls.
What is nice, though, is that this sort of feature hasn’t yet been implemented by other smartphone makers, despite already being a feature within Google Hangouts. This could potentially be a winning point for Samsung when the Galaxy S5 is unveiled to the world sometime in 2014.
Being more logical, it’s something that would be a benefit to people who enjoy talking to their friends and family face-to-face, which means that if Samsung was to make it a success, keeping these type of people in mind, then we could see more and more smartphone manufacturers implementing it into their user interfaces – be that on the Android operating system or on iOS. It’s such a popular trend, too because teenagers are a fan of communicating with each other at the same time. However, could this be a dangerous point in that sense? Still, it’s certainly innovative and ultra-modern.