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Samsung’s Galaxy S24 Gets Boosted Cameras in Its First Update

Samsung has introduced radical image processing changes with the new Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Ultra (review), and among the outright results are less sharpening and more natural-looking photos and videos. However, some users have also faced some inconsistent shots, especially when using camera modes. The South Koreans have announced that they’re addressing these issues in the first Galaxy S24 software update.

Better zoom and night camera shots on the Samsung Galaxy S24

In a press release, Samsung has said that it is improving the cameras on the Galaxy S24 (review) through a new update. While the company vaguely described how these changes are going to help, it has mentioned that users should notice better zoom functions and optimized portrait and night shots.

Additionally, the update is applying some strengthening video recordings as well. Unfortunately, it is not apparent what the problems are being addressed here, but there were a few reports of excessive lens flare. We’ll likely hear more details about this in the coming days as the roll-out is yet to begin.

But based on reliable leaker Ice Universe, this update should particularly enhance the Galaxy S24 Ultra’s still zoom shots. For example, photos taken with the periscope and zoom modes from the camera phone should output better dynamic range control and overall image quality compared with the earlier firmware the device boots on.

Samsung's Vividness slider added on the Galaxy S24
Samsung adds a new Vividness slider on the Galaxy S24’s advanced display settings. / © Samsung

More vibrant AMOLED screen option for the Samsung Galaxy S24

Beyond the camera fixes and improvements, the software update also adds a new “Vividness” slider on the advanced display settings of these three Galaxy S24 models. This new option should boost the AMOLED’s screen color, finally addressing one of the gripes that users highlighted with the Galaxy S24’s display being too bland even with the vivid mode enabled.

Apart from the February timetable given, there is no exact timeline as to when exactly the software update based on Android 14 will hit the Galaxy S24. At the same time, it’s unknown which regional variants will receive the update first. However, you can manually check on your Galaxy S24 by going to the device’s settings and software update section.

Have you gotten the first Galaxy S24 software update in your end? Which notable changes have you noticed? Do share with us your findings in the comment section.


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