While smartphones provide the convenience of point-and-shoot photography for ordinary users, photography fanatics value the Pro mode on most phones out there. The freedom to toggle camera settings like on a DSLR camera is something that makes mobile photography fun. Most devices have Pro mode enabled for the main camera lens only and Samsung is on its way to change that. The South Korean giant has announced that it is considering allowing Pro mode for telephoto lenses on the Galaxy line of devices.
Those used to DSLR cameras prefer to fiddle with camera settings such as ISO levels, white balance, aperture settings, and shutter speed. The same goes for smartphone shooting modes, as it gives them more control over the final image.
After many requests from the Samsung community, they have finally decided to give it a try and add the Pro mode for the telephoto lens. Of course, they will bite their time as implementation takes a bit of time, but it will eventually land on at least Galaxy’s current flagship devices.
According to the Samsung Community South Korea, the mode will start soon via software update. This is good news for current Samsung owners and for those who are considering purchasing the phone (s) in the future.
Common sense says that the Pro mode for telephoto will initially launch for the Galaxy S21, Z Fold, Note 20 and the Z Flip series, given their flagship status in the product portfolio. Would the higher-end Galaxy A series or mid-range devices get it too?
Well, they might get it eventually, but it will be much later than the premium devices, that’s for sure. Either way, this is good news for advanced fans of mobile photography and would-be buyers who have found another reason to go Samsung’s way.