Samsung‘s Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update brought a host of new camera features to the Galaxy S23 series. The company has already detailed everything it added to the flagship lineup with the big update. Separately, it pushed new features and improvements to its standalone camera apps as well. Expert RAW, Camera Assistant, and Galaxy Enhance-X all picked up new tools. Let us have a close look at those.
One UI 6.0 improves Samsung’s Expert RAW and Camera Assistant apps
The big new update for the Galaxy S23 series adds ten types of AI-powered ND (neutral-density) filters to Expert RAW. These filters let you capture natural movements such as waterfalls or waves by reducing light. No matter how bright the environment is, simply pick the right filter and your phone will work out the magic. Samsung has also significantly improved the image quality in low light.
For Camera Assistant users, One UI 6.0 adds a digital zoom upscale feature to improve soon shots. Automatic lens distortion correction is also now more effective. It corrects the distortion effect of the main and ultrawide cameras on the back and the selfie camera. The feature is on by default. The Crop Zoom feature added a few months back has been renamed to 2x Crop Zoom.
This update further adds the option to move the shooting speed controls from Camera Assistant to the stock camera app. The tool lets you prioritize shutter speed or image quality (maximum post-processing and optimization). A faster shutter speed would reduce optimization and let you capture shots in quick succession. It’s nice to see Samsung migrating features from standalone apps to the main camera experience of Galaxy phones.
The Galaxy Enhance-X app is getting new features too
Samsung’s SingleTake camera feature lets you capture multiple photos and a short video of a scene with a single tap of the shutter button. With Android 14-based One UI 6.0, this feature moves to the Galaxy Enhance-X app. The app also lets you create a 24-hour time-lapse video of 12 seconds using a single photo. Simply select a bright outdoor photo at the app will work its magic to add the changes that occur throughout the day.
The Sky Guide feature lets you study constellations and famous celestial objects through night sky photos. If your photo has more than 20 visible stars, Galaxy Enhance-X will analyze the patterns of the stars to give you more information, including the locations of constellations. The automatic long exposure tool, meanwhile, allows you to apply a long exposure effect to existing videos of up to 60 seconds.
With One UI 6.0, Galaxy Enhance-X also lets you watch short videos (up to ten seconds) in slo-mo—0.25x of 0.5x speed—without requiring you to enter a separate menu. The app helps in document scanning too, cleaning and sharpening the text for better results. Last but not least, it can detect blurry lenses (due to fingerprints or dust) and automatically fixes blurry images correct brightness and dynamic range.
In addition to the Galaxy S23 series, the improved Galaxy Enhance-X app will be available to the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy A54, Galaxy A53, Galaxy A34, Galaxy A33, Galaxy M54, Galaxy M53, Galaxy M34, and Galaxy M33 (some features may not be supported). The One UI 6.0 update will reach these devices in the coming weeks.
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