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Scene Optimizer on the Galaxy A7 is a dedicated (separate) camera mode

With the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung introduced a new camera feature called Scene Optimizer. Scene Optimizer’s task is simple: Try and detect the kind of scene and subject that the user is trying to take a photo of and then optimize the photo’s colors to make it pop. On the Note 9, you can either turn Scene Optimizer on or off and then take photos in Auto mode. On the Galaxy A7, that’s not the case. The Galaxy A7’s camera app has Scene Optimizer as a dedicated shooting mode.

Galaxy A7 Scene Optimizer a separate camera mode

Galaxy A7 Scene Optimizer

It’s not entirely surprising that Samsung has separated the feature into a mode of its own on a mid-range phone, especially one that takes 24MP photos with the primary rear camera. The Galaxy A7 probably doesn’t have enough power to take photos and then modify its colors quickly enough in real-time mode. On the flip side, it’s now easier to switch between regular automatic mode and Scene Optimizer, as you don’t have to go into the camera settings to turn the latter on or off. In fact, maybe that’s the sole reason for this change compared to the Galaxy Note 9 and not the lower processing power under the hood.

Of course, it also helps in seeing the kind of difference Scene Optimizer makes to the photo. It’s not a huge difference, but we’ll have to take a few photos in both modes to give a proper verdict. That verdict will come as part of our Galaxy A7 review in the coming weeks and will also tell you how those triple rear cameras work. In the meantime, check out how a picture differs when taken with and without Scene Optimizer on the A7 below (swipe right for regular picture, left for optimized picture).

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meyemmabasso
meyemmabasso

How can I get the beta version having a A7 18 (SM-A750GN) or I wouldn’t have it? Is it only for models ending in letter F?;

meyemmabasso
meyemmabasso

How can l get that beta pie being from Argentina? I searched lots of times on Samsung Members app and the notification doesn’t show. By the way I have a A7 18.

WaLiXM
WaLiXM

on my Note 8 SM-N950F i am still on December patch, no Jan or Feb Patch no Pie as well. i have Australian Firmware installed with product code “XSA”.

ssalah12
ssalah12

I have a Galaxy A7 2018 but i can’t see the registration for the beta program and i have Samsung member app, anyone can assist for this

enrico9800
enrico9800

Galaxy A6+ 2018 (SM-A605FN) Get beta? Or only ufficial update?

utvic99
utvic99

This is a final and undisputable confirmation that Note FE and GS7 are indeed not getting Pie. I guess I’ll enjoy Oreo a little bit more, with Android Neko still working xD

andrea140296
andrea140296

Link file beta Android Pie Galaxy A7 2018?

sweetamit4u
sweetamit4u

i got it thanks

miki99m
miki99m

I have a Galaxy A7 2018 but i can’t see the registration for the beta program, how can i do?

fredvaz87
fredvaz87

2nd pie beta for US unlocked s8 rolled out yesterday

tizen99
tizen99

Wow, the February 2010 security patch. Really new. 🙂