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Galaxy Note 10+ 3D scanner app now available on the Galaxy Store

Samsung has published a new app called 3D Scanner on the Galaxy Store. The 3D Scanner app takes advantage of the ToF (time-of-flight) camera on the back of the Galaxy Note 10+ (and Note 10+ 5G) to scan and create 3D models of real-world objects. The Galaxy S10 5G and Galaxy A80 also have a ToF sensor and should technically support the app, but Galaxy Note 10 owners won’t be able to use it as the smaller Note 10 doesn’t have a ToF camera at the back.

Creating 3D models of real-world objects requires one to scan the object from all directions. Those models can then be transported as a GIF file for sharing with others and can also be added to pictures and videos captured with the camera. Samsung recommends objects sized between 20-80 cubic centimetres, and we also found that you need to make sure there’s nothing else around the object that you’re trying to scan when we tested it out, or you simply end up with a scan of the object and its surroundings.

We’ll test 3D Scanner on the Galaxy Note 10+ more thoroughly later on and will tell you all about it in our review of the device. For now, if you have the Galaxy Note 10+ (or a Galaxy A80 or Galaxy S10 5G), you can grab the app from the Galaxy Store by clicking this link on your phone. After it has been installed, you will find a shortcut to the app in the app drawer. You can also access 3D Scanner from Bixby Vision –  just open the camera app, tap Bixby Vision, then switch to the apps panel.

If the app isn’t available for you via the Galaxy Store, you can download the APK file on your phone and install the app manually by navigating to the downloaded file in the My Files or other file manager app. Download the APK file here, and let us know your experience with 3D Scanner once you’ve been able to use it on the Galaxy Note 10+ (or Note 10+ 5G). Also let us know if it works for you on the Galaxy A80 or Galaxy S10 5G.

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Manitu1705
Manitu1705

Doesn’t work on my S10 5G:-(

PJaya
PJaya

Did you notice, note 10+ only

locarno
locarno

An s10 5g and a80.

Gunter2
Gunter2

Ok, I uninstalled and reinstalled it and it’s working again. 👍👍 Thanks @pigglett.

crispqdtt
crispqdtt

Note 10 +

crispqdtt
crispqdtt

Vcs ja repararam numa luz que pisca do lado direito da camera quando reproduz audio

Gunter2
Gunter2

Front or rear camera?? I don’t see anything on either side. I tried with Spotify and Samsung music. No flashing light. If you’re using the camera app and switch between the rear and front camera a little led light flashes around the selfie camera.

locarno
locarno

English.

raresborcea
raresborcea

Well, considering their new partnership with Microsoft, how about being able to upload your scans to Paint 3D online platform, so that you (and others) could edit it in the PC app and have a way to share it?

locarno
locarno

you can;t/

PookiePrancer
PookiePrancer

Tried it, and it sucked; kept failing. Might have to get a little turntable.

locarno
locarno

wait for updates.

bayfisher
bayfisher

people on reddit reporting link IN ARTICLE is no good.
going directly to galaxy apps store will in a search of 3d. some on wifi cant find it but using LTE SHOWS.

Gunter2
Gunter2

When I got the phone this morning I went to Bixby vision and could scan with no problem. Since I got the update from the Galaxy Store, the scan keeps failing and says try again. But it’s still not working for me. I even tried restarting. Anyone else have the same problem?

pigglett
pigglett

I did a force close of the app then uninstalled 3D… seems to have fixed it as mine was freezing after the small update

Gunter2
Gunter2

Thanks for the advice. I will try that. Much appreciated.

thomwithah
thomwithah

Same, but I did the APK. Wasn’t available in the Galaxy store for me. Said it was incompatible. I am in the United States on a 512GB model.

Gunter2
Gunter2

Thanks for the info. I think there may be a general issue with the update.

Landon A
Landon A

I am going to test out 3D printing something today!

Gunter2
Gunter2

It’s absolutely great Abhijeet. I just made a 3D scan of one our hand held dental x-ray scanners and made a Gif. This will be a great addition to our promotional literature and even as a training tool. I honestly didn’t expect it to be as good as it is. It’s only good for smaller sized equipment but that’s the best option for us anyway. Way to go Samsung!