Samsung promised Samsung Galaxy S22 features for older Galaxy models


What we know about Samsung’s Galaxy S22 camera features making their way to previous devices – here they are!

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According to Samsung, a few of the Galaxy S22’s camera capabilities will be coming to previous phones. Things like night photography improvements and picture quality improvements with photographs from third-party applications like Snapchat and Instagram are just a few of the new features coming to the iPhone 7.

It was revealed by a moderator on Samsung’s Korean community forums that the company’s older Galaxy phones will get all of the new photographic capabilities. Despite the fact that we don’t have exact dates for any of them, at least we know that they’re on the way.


Here is what we currently know.

Night telephoto portraits

The telephoto lens on the Galaxy S22 is capable of taking nighttime photographs, while it’s a small but welcome addition. Even if you have an old Galaxy S or Z phone with a telephoto lens, Samsung is bringing this feature to it.

S21, S20, Z Fold 3 and Note 20 Ultra and FE are all supported phones. The Note 20 Ultra and FE are also supported phones; the Z Fold 2 and Z Fold 3 are not.


The video auto-reframe

An auto-framing feature is included in the Galaxy S22’s video recording capabilities. Up to 10 persons may be photographed at a time with this feature. We weren’t able to put this functionality to the test, but it seems like a good choice if you’re having difficulties keeping people in frame.

There are a number of phones that can be used with the Galaxy Fold 3: the Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21 Plus, the Galaxy S21, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, and the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.

Video calls are becoming increasingly common in more applications.

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Samsung brought video call effects to other applications when the Galaxy S22 was released. Google Duo, Microsoft Teams, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Zoom, Webex Meetings, Knox Meeting and KaKao Talk are among the other video chat applications that will be rolled out to older phones.


In these applications, auto-framing will also operate, although on a smaller number of devices.

Compatible devices (effects): Galaxy S21 Ultra and Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3, S20 Ultra and FE, S20 and FE, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3, Z Fold 2, Z Flip 5, Z Flip 5G, S10 Plus and S10e and S10e and S10e and S10e and S10e and S10e, Galaxy Z Fold, Galaxy Note 10e and FE, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Fold 3, Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z

Auto-framing is supported on the Galaxy S21, S21 Ultra, S21 Plus, S21, S21 FE, and Galaxy Z Fold 3 as well as the Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Z Fold 2, and the Galaxy Z Flip 5.


Improved photo quality from third-party camera apps

Older generations of Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones will soon be able to take full use of their photography capabilities in third-party applications like Snapchat and Instagram. With the Samsung Camera app, you’ll be able to use all of its features, including HDR and picture stabilisation.

It is compatible with the following devices: Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, S21 Ultra, and S21 Plus.

Expert RAW and Pro Mode on the Galaxy Z Fold 3

Finally, the Pro Mode on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 has been improved, and users now have access to Samsung’s Expert RAW software. Using the Fold 3’s telephoto camera in Pro Mode will let you to fine-tune photographs that are zoomed in.


Compared to Apple’s ProRAW, Samsung’s Expert RAW is a direct competitor. The RAW file format is what you’ll use to capture your images, and it’s far simpler to work with in post-processing than JPEG or TIFF.

A look at the Galaxy camera’s features

Allowing older Galaxy S and Z phones to use the latest camera capabilities makes a lot of sense. To provide older smartphones, like the Galaxy S20 series, additional features is a great idea that we wholeheartedly support.

When it comes to maintaining its product line up to date, Samsung has done a commendable job. Even while we don’t have an exact release date yet, we do know that certain phones will get upgrades as early as the first quarter of 2022. It’s likely that Samsung will begin testing these features in South Korea first, before making them available to the rest of the globe.


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