On earlier smartphones, Samsung used to let you capture photos and record videos in Pro Mode. But with newer updates, Samsung limited this feature only to photos and those using the feature weren’t very happy about it. Well, it seems the Korean tech giant listened to the feedback and will bring back Pro Mode video recording.
While digging through the Galaxy Note9‘s official One UI 2.0 update, the folks over at XDA-Developers found evidence suggesting the Galaxy S20 (previously rumored as S11) will mark the return of Pro Mode video recording, which will let you control various aspects of its camera manually like shutter speed and exposure.
In the past, features found on Samsung’s latest flagships have trickled down to older ones, so we expect the Pro Mode video recording to make its way at least to the Galaxy S10 and Note10 lineups.
The teardown also sheds some light on two camera features we’ve heard of before – Directors View and Single Take Photo.
Directors View will let you lock focus on a subject when recording a video and switch between the main, ultrawide, and telephoto cameras.
The Single Take Photo, on the other hand, is similar to Google’s Photobooth mode which takes pictures automatically when it detects optimal moments – like smiling or kissing.
The Galaxy S20 lineup is expected to go official on February 11. That’s still more than a month away, but in the meantime, we are likely to learn more about Samsung’s 2020 flagships.