Mobile camera enthusiasts were thrilled late last year when Samsung released an app to use the Galaxy S21 Ultra’s telephoto lenses in Pro mode. The Expert RAW app is also one of the main features of the recently announced Galaxy S22 Ultra, and that’s obviously a good thing because experts say the Galaxy S22 series camera targets a group of users invested in sharing content on social media platforms.
This app seems to be on its way to other Galaxy phones. The app will be available on other Galaxy devices from February 25, according to a community moderator on Samsung. Korean forums page (Going through TizenHelp). At the same time, the stable version of the application will also be released on this day after a few months of beta testing.
There is a catch though, as not all devices made by the South Korean tech giant will receive the app. The Samsung forum moderator noted that the app will only come to the company’s high-end models, including some of the top Android phones. The Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3, Note 20 Ultra, and S20 Ultra are the models most likely to get the app.
This means that some of Samsung’s flagship phones such as the vanilla Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S21 models will not have the app supercharge their cameras. For the uninitiated, the application allows you to capture photos in 16-bit DNG RAW format. Moreover, you can control various parameters such as ISO, shutter speed, exposure, white balance and focus to create a professional looking photo.
Samsung will release a full list of devices eligible for the update before February 25. But it’s a safe bet that some of Samsung’s best phones like the Galaxy A52 5G will be deprived of this powerful camera app.
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