Samsung has launched Camera Assistant, a new app for Galaxy smartphones that offers advanced controls for the camera in Samsung phones. The app is presently available in India, South Korea, and some other markets through the Galaxy Store.
The app is a part of the Samsung Good Lock suite of personalisation apps, and offers customisation with the camera’s auto mode, along with the ability to enable or disable auto HDR. The app can also detect soft photo textures to soften the details in the image in the name of artistic freedom. The app will also switch lenses automatically when shooting objects that are far away.
The app is available on Samsung phones running Android 13 and above. That means only the Samsung Galaxy S22 series updated to OneUI 5 based on Android 13 will support the app.
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The Camera Assistant app also allows for shooting videos simultaneously while using the Photo mode. Users can press and hold the shutter button to start shooting without having to swipe to the video mode. There’s also a feature that turns off the camera automatically after two minutes when it’s not being used.
The app includes a Quick Shot option that cuts down motion blur in still images. While this can lower the image quality, Samsung claims it should result in capturing clearer stills of moving subjects like pets and children.
The app, once installed, enables a number of new options in the camera settings in the camera apps in Galaxy smartphones. Users can simply toggle the features on or off as per their requirements. You also get an option to get a cleaner video output when connected to an external monitor through an HDMI cable.