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    Galaxy Note 10’s 3D Scanner picks up ‘person mode’ in new update


    Last updated: January 10th, 2020 at 10:26 UTC+01:00

    The Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ introduced many new camera features, and perhaps the most disappointing of those was 3D Scanner, which uses the ToF camera on the back to create 3D models of live objects. As we had noted in our Note 10+ review, 3D scanning is a hit-and-miss affair, with the feature often messing up scans of humans and throwing errors when scanning non-human objects. But with the latest update to the 3D Scanner app, Samsung is attempting to improve the former with a dedicated ‘Person' mode.

    With the latest version of 3D Scanner, you can manually switch between ‘Person' and ‘Thing' modes depending on what it is you're scanning. We haven't been able to test the updated app to see if scanning has improved, but it will hopefully do a better job at human scans than it has done in the past. The changelog does mention that improvements have been made to 3D model quality, so it's possible the overall experience and quality of scans will be better after the update.

    3D Scanner also works on other Galaxy phones with ToF cameras, such as the Galaxy S10 5G and Galaxy A80, and you can download the app update from the Galaxy Store. The APK file for the latest version is also available in our APK archive for those who would like to sideload the updated app on their device.