The technology sector never ceases to amaze us with constant innovations and Samsung, the undisputed leader in the Android smartphone market, is always up to date. In this article, we dive into the heart of the innovations that the South Korean company has introduced to its famous line of smartphones Samsung Galaxy S21. Together we will discover the potential of the new functionalityastrophotographya feature that can further expand the horizons of mobile photography.
Astrophotography is also a reality for the Samsung Galaxy S21 family
Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra owners can breathe a sigh of relief: Samsung has finally expanded support for astrophotography via the app Expert RAW also for the top of the range of 2021. First introduced with the Galaxy S22 series, this special mode allows you to take long exposure photos of the firmament, capturing stars, constellations and everything the night sky has to offer. Although the update to the latest version of the proprietary One UI 5.1 graphical interface was also expected for the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S20 series (expanded to many other smartphones of the house in recent hours), this function was only released last April included 2023 update of Expert RAW app on Galaxy S21 smartphones.
For the layman, astrophotography is a photographic technique that uses particularly long exposure times sharp and detailed images of the night sky. Thanks to this mode, users can find out the position of the constellations and point the camera to points of interest. However, it is important to remember that the quality of the images obtained depends on the clarity of the sky in the area where you are: people living in cities may not get the desired results.
The good news doesn’t end here: Samsung has confirmed that the Added support for astrophotography via the Expert RAW app also to other flagships of not entirely new production, including the Samsung Galaxy S20 series and all Galaxy Z Fold devices. Although the company hasn’t given an exact date, photography enthusiasts can rest assured that this fascinating feature will be rolling out to their devices in the coming months.
How to get Astrophotography feature on Galaxy S21
To access the astrophotography feature on Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra devices, you need to download the latest version of the Expert RAW app from the Galaxy Store, Samsung’s proprietary store. However, this step is not enough to benefit from this new feature: the April 2023 security update is a requirement for using Astrophotography mode, so it is important to check that your device is updated to the latest firmware available in the “Settings > Software update” and when the latest April 2023 update is available, proceed with the installation by clicking “Download and install”.
We just have to wait for further developments and, as promised by the South Korean giant, the expansion of this function to other models, so that all enthusiasts can grab the infinite firmament right from the palm of their hand.
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