Samsung launched its flagship Galaxy S12 series with a new version of One UI based on Android 22. The software release includes several new camera features for the devices, such as an enhanced portrait mode with pet detection, support for portrait in night mode, support for telephoto lens portrait video, and more. Back in March, Samsung shared a list of older Galaxy devices that would get some of these new Galaxy S22 camera features with a software update. However, the company did not share a definite timeline for the release. Thankfully, the wait is now over, as Samsung has started rolling out the new camera feature to older devices, starting with the Galaxy S21 series.
According to a recent post on the Samsung Community Forum, Samsung has started rolling out new camera features for the Galaxy S21 series in its home market of South Korea. The update brings the following features to the older Samsung flagships:
- better night portrait
- Improved auto-framing
- Video call app extension support and auto-framing effects
- Camera quality improvements for third-party cameras and social apps
These features will also come to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 in the coming days, along with Expert Raw support and telephoto lens support in Pro Mode. However, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 will only get improvements for the auto-framing feature, video call extension support, auto-framing effects, and third-party cameras and social app camera improvements.
The Night Portrait feature will also roll out to a few other Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy S20 series, Galaxy Note 20 series and Galaxy Z Fold 2. While the improved auto-framing feature will roll over to the Galaxy S21 FE, the Galaxy Z Fold 2. , and Galaxy Z Flip 5G/LTE users.
In addition, the post notes that the Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy S20 series, Galaxy Note 20 series, Galaxy Z Fold 2, and Galaxy Z Flip 5G/LTE will get video call app extension support with the update. On the other hand, Galaxy S10 series, Galaxy Note 10 series, Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Note 10 Lite will get app extension support in H1 2022. Lastly, the post notes that the auto-framing effect feature will also reach the Galaxy. Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip 5G/LTE users.
As mentioned earlier, the new camera update has already rolled out for the Galaxy S21 series in South Korea (build number G99xNKSU3CVE1) and several European countries (build number G99xBXXU5CVDD). According to the changelog mentioned on Samsung’s website, the global release (build number G99xBXXU5CVDD) includes:
- The overall stability of your device has been improved.
- The security of your device has been improved.
- Night portrait feature has been enhanced.
- The quality of photos taken from social or camera apps downloaded from the App Store has been improved.
- The ‘auto framing’ feature is supported in video mode and some video call apps.
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Source: samsung community forum