What you need to know
- Samsung updates the next Expert RAW camera app.
- The update will see two new features added to the Camera app.
- Older generation Samsung phones will have to sit back and wait for this update at a later time.
New information about the Samsung Expert RAW camera app update has been revealed. While the update includes welcome features, those who are still using older generation Samsung phones at the moment will be excluded.
SamMobile (Opens in a new tab) Detail reports about the update including the option to save custom camera presets. Samsung is looking to stick with Expert RAW as that app that users can control and stick to their shooting needs. These custom presets will let you save differences in camera settings to use on a whim while taking photos.
However, a known fact about Expert RAW is that it saves your photos in two different formats: RAW and JPEG. While it will continue to do so, this update will allow you to check a box indicating that you only want to save it in one of two formats.
SamMobile reports, “It was confirmed today that Expert RAW will not support the telephoto lens on the Galaxy S20 Ultra, only the wide-angle and ultra-wide angle lens.” This is due to the telephoto lens of the Galaxy S20 Ultra (Opens in a new tab) Inability to output Bayer RAW which is what the camera app version of RAW depends on.
Samsung has talked about improving Expert RAW support across its phone list. This was noted in their goal of providing additional support for the Galaxy S20 Ultra and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (Opens in a new tab)and Galaxy Z Fold 2 (Opens in a new tab). Unfortunately, consumers using these phones will have to wait a bit longer as Samsung has reportedly confirmed that updates will take a little longer to release. The update for older generation phones is expected in “September of this year”. But we should expect this next update to be available for the best Samsung phones (Opens in a new tab) once launched.