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Samsung Galaxy S9+ to get Galaxy Note 9’s 'Scene Optimizer' with Android Pie

The feature was spotted in test builds of Samsung Experience 10/Android Pie.

  • Published: October 10, 2018 12:53 PM IST
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It’s been two months since Google released the stable version of Android Pie, the latest version of its popular mobile operating system. Many Android OEMs are already hard at work for bringing the new flavor of Android to all of their (eligible) smartphones, including the biggest manufacturer of them all – Samsung.

Samsung is prepping Android Pie for many of its flagship smartphones, including this year’s Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, and Galaxy Note 9. The chaebol is also working on Samsung Experience 10, the newest version of its custom UI overlay, that’ll run over Pie. As the update nears completion, we can expect certain features of Samsung’s most-powerful smartphone – Galaxy Note 9 – to trickle down to ‘regular’ flagships like Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.

According to a report by XDA Developers, Samsung is working on bringing the ‘Scene Optimizer’ feature from the Note 9’s camera app to the S9 duo. The information comes courtesy of a Discord user, who shared a screenshot of the feature with XDA Developers.

Talking about Scene Optimizer, it utilizes AI-capabilities to enhance the quality of captured pictures, by automatically recognizing the environment the user is in. As noted by the report, the feature currently supports 20 different scenes, ranging from portraits to waterfalls at night.

Watch: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 First Look

Based on previous Samsung Experience 10/Android Pie builds, it’s believed that the company is also working to bring the Note 9’s ‘Flaw Detection’ feature to the S9 and S9+. As the name suggests, Flaw Detection can check captured pictures for any issues (e.g. subject blinking eyes, camera lens smudge), using Machine Learning.

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  • Published Date: October 10, 2018 12:53 PM IST