Samsung just released a significant update for the Expert RAW Camera app, which comes with two new meaningful features, on paper. Through the same community article, Samsung revealed that the Galaxy S20 Ultra flagship won’t support the Expert RAW Camera app in the Telephoto lens.
According to the Samsung community moderator for the Camera department, the Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone will only support Expert RAW with two lenses including wide-angle and ultra-wide, however, the Telephoto lens will remain unsupported by the app.
Old hardware, fewer features!
Yes, the reason behind fewer Expert RAW Camera features for the Galaxy S20 Ultra is just old hardware. The monster camera smartphone was launched back in early 2020, featuring Hybrid Optic 10x telephoto lens, which is not able to output Bayer RAW imagery.
It’s worth mentioning that the Samsung Expert RAW Camera app’s computational RAW is based on Bayer RAW. Therefore, the 2 years old Galaxy S22 Ultra flagship won’t be compatible to use the Telephoto lens in the Expert RAW app.
Fewer features, longer delays
Samsung earlier promised to bring the Expert RAW support to the Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Galaxy Z Fold 2 in the second half of this year. As the second half ended on June 30, consumers were expecting RAW support with July 2022 update, however, it’s not happening.
The company moderator said that the Expert RAW support could be released with September 2022 update.
Here’s the statement (machine translated):
“Second, the S20 Ultra only supports two lenses: wide-angle and ultra-wide. ( Telephoto lens not supported ).
Expert RAW’s Computational RAW is based on Bayer RAW.
The Hybrid Optic 10x telephoto lens mounted on the S20U was not able to output Bayer RAW, so it was inevitably removed from the supported lens.”
Google Messages adds waveforms to Voice Recorder UI
Instead of holding down the mic to record, you will now see a panel with a start/stop button and options to cancel, delete, or attach the recording. You will also see a waveform and a timer while recording, and you can play back the recording before sending it.
The voice messages preview will also show a waveform between the play/pause button and the timer, making it more noticeable than the current straight line.
These changes are not widely available yet, but some users have reported seeing them on their phones. These new changes are part of a bigger redesign that Google is working on for Messages, which includes a revamped home screen that is still in beta testing. Google might announce new features soon.
Official Galaxy S23 FE, Buds FE and Tab S9 FE promo leaks, launch set for October 4
Samsung managed to create an ecosystem of FE products, which are not too far from launch. In October, Samsung is likely to announce the Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy Buds FE and Galaxy Tab S9 FE series. Meanwhile, a tipster just leaked the official promotional material of these upcoming devices.
Well-known tipster Evleaks posted several official promotional images of Samsung’s upcoming devices including the Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy Buds FE, and Galaxy Tab S9 FE. These devices are inspired by the company’s top-line products and will be available at affordable prices.
Notably, a leaked promo shows off the control center of the Galaxy S23 FE, which mentions October 4 as the date. This means the company is preparing to hold its FE products launch on the same date as Google’s Made by Google event for Pixel 8 series.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 22, 2023
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 22, 2023
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