Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra camera housing

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  • The latest version of Samsung’s Expert RAW app describes an unannounced “AstroPortrait” mode.
  • From the description, we think this is a way of taking astrophotography shots with a person in the foreground.
  • A similar mode — Astro Portrait — appeared on the vivo X100 Pro recently, so this could be Samsung’s response to that.

For Android camera phones, Samsung sits right near the top of the list regarding features, reliability, and quality. However, you can’t sit stagnant at the top, so Samsung always needs to figure out ways to make its offerings even better. On that note, today, we found a hint of what could be coming soon for high-end Samsung phones: “AstroPortrait.”

In the latest version of the Expert RAW app — an app exclusively for high-end Samsung phones to take professional advantage of the camera hardware — we found multiple strings referencing AstroPortrait mode. We can deduce what the mode does by the name and the strings. First, here are those strings: