The Samsung Galaxy S22 series was introduced alongside One UI 4.1 and a number of new photo features for the other models. The One UI 4.1, which has always been evidently based on Android 12, is now available on many other models from the manufacturer, and some of the promised photographic features beginning with the Samsung Galaxy S21 series are now arriving.
|Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra|
The photographic functions of the Samsung Galaxy S22 arrive on the Galaxy S21
As anticipated in March of last year, the Galaxy S21, S20, Z Fold3 5G, and Z Flip3 5G series will receive several of the photographic capabilities of the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 +, and Galaxy S22 Ultra. The manufacturer did not provide a precise timeframe, but the most observant consumers could not have failed to notice the appearance of some interesting news for the Galaxy S21 series with the update currently being rolled out in Italy.
In addition to the security patches of May 2022, the BXXU5CVDD firmware changelog reads:
- improvements for the Night Portrait feature
- improvements in the quality of photos taken with social apps or third-party camera apps
“Auto Framing” is supported in video mode and some video calling applications
According to the post published on the official Samsung community website, the following models will receive updates by the end of May 2022:
- Enhanced Night Portraits : Galaxy S21, Z Fold3 5G, S20, Note 20 and Z Fold2
- Enhanced or supported " Auto Framing " function : Galaxy S21, Z Fold3 5G, Z Flip3 5G, S21 FE, Z Fold2, Z Flip 5G / LTE
- support for effects in video calls ( Google Duo , Meet, Messenger, Microsoft Teams , Zoom, WhatsApp and more): Galaxy S21, Z Fold3 5G, Z Flip3 5G, S21 FE, S20, Note 20, Z Fold2, Z Flip 5G / LTE, S20 FE; by the first half of 2022 also for S10, Note 10, Z Fold, S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite
- support for auto framing effects (with front camera): Galaxy S21, Z Fold3 5G, Z Flip3 5G, S21 FE, Z Fold2, Z Flip 5G / LTE
- improvements for photos taken with social apps or third-party cameras: Galaxy S21, Z Fold3 5G, Z Flip3 5G, S21 FE
In addition to the aforementioned updates, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G will soon receive support for the Expert RAW app and a telephoto lens with Pro mode. Timing? Samsung merely discusses the month of May.
How to update Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, S Ultra
To locate the new software update containing the photographic news "captured" by the Galaxy S22, simply navigate to " Settings > Software updates > Download and install ". Currently, the rollout appears to be limited to the Galaxy S21 series, but in the coming days it will reach the other models.