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Galaxy S9 camera gets Flaw Detection, Scene Optimizer with Android Pie

Android Pie may increase the steps needed before one can record a video on a Galaxy S9, but it also brings some new camera features. These camera features, Scene Optimizer and Flaw Detection, debuted on the Galaxy Note 9 and have also been seen on some mid-range devices Samsung has launched in recent weeks (such as the new Galaxy A9).

New Galaxy S9 camera features with Android Pie

Let’s talk about Scene Optimizer first. According to Samsung, this feature automatically selects the “appropriate color and tone settings” for 20 different types of scenery to make the image more pleasing than it would be without Scene Optimizer. It didn’t work too well in practice on the Galaxy Note 9, though. There’s barely any difference in photos taken with and without Scene Optimizer enabled, and it seems to be the same on Android Pie on the Galaxy S9. The good thing is you can just ignore Scene Optimizer altogether, as it is a separate camera mode on Android Pie.

galaxy s9 camera features android pie

Flaw Detection, meanwhile, is hidden in the camera settings, and it brings tangible benefit. Flaw Detection is a very handy feature that tells you if someone may have moved or blinked in a picture after it has been taken or if the photo came out blurry, so you can quickly take another picture to make sure you got the perfect shot. It also detects camera smudges, which is useful for those who tend to touch the camera while using the fingerprint sensor too often. Flaw Detection works great on the Galaxy Note 9, and it shouldn’t be any different on the Galaxy S9.

galaxy s9 camera features android pie

Check out more One UI and Android Pie features that are coming to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Using the Pie beta? Try out Scene Optimizer and let us know if you find it makes a difference to your pictures.

  • Model: SM-G960F
  • Dimensions: 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm
  • Display: 5.8” (146.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS OIS (F1.5/F2.4)
  • Model: SM-G965F
  • Dimensions: 157.7 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
  • Display: 6.2” (158.1mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS Dual OIS (F1.5/F2.4) & Telephoto: 12MP AF F2.4)

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ghayas djibalene
Exa64
Exa64

i can confirm, but after registration i have no Update available…

Exa64
Exa64

fixed : i needed to be on BRJ3 update not BRJ6, a simple flash and it solved it

shezkhan123
shezkhan123

why there is no icon frame in s9 pie beta ?

locarno
locarno

I hate icon frame on oreo.

ash55
ash55

It would be good to have such simple features on S8 and Note as well

locarno
locarno

Probably with Pie update you’ll get it.