Smartphones & Tablets | February 7, 2024
Thanks to the new Expert RAW feature, true long-exposure night photos can now be taken with the Galaxy S23 and, of course, with the new Galaxy S24. Samsung has now released a new version of the Camera Assistant app that includes, in addition to reorganizing some settings with a new section, a new option to maintain the original resolution if digital zoom has been applied to the photo.
This latest update of the Camera Assistant module for the Galaxy camera app, included through Good Lock—a comprehensive customization app for Samsung mobiles—is available on the Galaxy S23, S22, S21, S20, Note 20 series, Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Z Flip 4, Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3, Z Fold 2, and Z Flip.
However, the indispensable requirement is to have One UI 5.1, which supposedly all the mentioned phones should already have. The Camera Assistant version is 2.0.00.0 and includes a complete restructure, now even with a new section dedicated to high-resolution settings:
The most interesting addition to this new Camera Assistant update in the camera app is the appearance of ‘Enlarge Digital Zoom.’ What this does is, if the resolution decreases due to applied zoom, it enlarges the photo to the previously selected resolution. In other words, the quality of its resolution is maintained even if one of the most common actions when taking a photograph has been performed.
Samsung has also added ‘Distortion Correction,’ which automatically corrects curved or bent lines caused by lens distortion and perspective. This option appears as deactivated in the Camera Assistant settings, unlike the previous one that comes active by default after updating to the latest version.
Camera Assistant is available from the Galaxy Store as a Good Lock module to be included in the camera app settings itself. It can also be installed by having Good Lock on the phone, also available from the Galaxy Store. A significant addition for all phones predating the new Galaxy S24.