With the Galaxy S23 series, Samsung enhanced the camera in several ways. These enhancements include smoother switching between camera lenses, enhanced exposure, and improved stabilization. Older Galaxy smartphones are now getting some of those new enhancements.
As per insider GaryeonHan, the World Note 20, Universe S20, Cosmic system S21, System S22, Universe Z Flip, Cosmic system Flip 5G, Cosmic system Z Flip 3, World Z Flip 4, Cosmic system Z Overlap 2, World Z Overlay 3, and the System Z Crease 4 will get further developed photograph remastering in the Exhibition application. The Galaxy S22, Galaxy Z Flip 4, and Galaxy Z Fold 4’s camera lenses can be switched out without any problems.
Software updates will bring these enhancements to older Galaxy smartphones, but it’s not clear which update will bring these features to older models. Additionally, when these updates will be available is unknown.
Samsung has also made several other improvements in the One UI 5.1 update, such as making it easier to access the Expert RAW app and changing the color tones of selfies quickly. The Astrophotography mode, which debuted with the Galaxy S22 series, will also be available on additional Galaxy smartphones.
Galaxy S23 series’ astrophotography
While Samsung made a big deal about the Galaxy S23 series’ astrophotography features, not all of them showed up on the new flagships. The Galaxy S22 series now has a dedicated mode for taking photos of the sky and stars with long exposure times through Samsung’s Expert RAW app. The Galaxy S23 series now has the option to take astro hyperlapses.
We also hoped that older Samsung flagships would receive these features with the One UI 5.1 update, but we were unsatisfied. However, it appears that these features will soon be available on additional phones.
To make the Expert RAW app’s astrophotography mode available to a wider audience, Samsung is reportedly working on updates for almost all flagship devices from the previous three years, including the Galaxy S20 Ultra in 2020. The source of this information, however, suggests that the astro hyperlapse feature may not be available on flagship devices before the Galaxy S23.