Samsung Galaxy A70 update adds Super Steady video recording mode

Samsung Galaxy A70 update adds Super Steady video recording mode

The Samsung Galaxy A70 was launched in March 2019 as part of Samsung’s new product strategy that saw the company do away with the J-series and On-series of devices, and refocus its efforts onto the A-series and launch a new M-series (coming back to square one?). The Samsung Galaxy A70 is one of the releases in the upper mid-range segment, boasting of several key features like a 6.7″ Infinity-U FHD+ Super AMOLED display, in-display fingerprint scanner, Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC, a 4,500 mAh battery with 25W fast charging, and a triple rear camera setup.

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The triple rear camera setup on the Samsung Galaxy A70 is one of the highlight features of the device, as it gives the phone enough versatility to capture whatever scenario the average user will face. As is with triple rear camera setups in 2019, the setup comprises of a primary sensor, which is a 32MP f/1.7 shooter on the Galaxy A70; a secondary camera with an ultra wide angle lens ( 8MP f/2.2) and a tertiary depth sensor (5MP, f/2.2). The latest update to the Samsung Galaxy A70 now further increases its camera capabilities by adding in a Super Steady mode for video recording.

Super Steady Mode is a software-based stabilization feature for video recording. As Idrees notes in his Samsung Galaxy S10e Review:

The Galaxy S10e also has a Super Steady mode which is limited to recording in [email protected] This uses the ultra-wide angle camera which means that there is no autofocus in the video. This is quite a significant downside, but the stabilization in this video is definitely better than the EIS in the other 30fps modes, and according to Samsung, this mode can come in useful for replacing cameras like the GoPro. After watching the results of my admittedly aggressive attempt at shaking during recording, I think I’ll take Samsung’s word for it.

Here is a recorded sample with Super Steady Mode, using the wide angle camera and barely featuring any shakes:

Do note that the video above was recorded on the Samsung Galaxy S10e, and is only meant to demonstrate the new feature in action. It may or may not work with such efficacy on the Samsung Galaxy A70 because of difference in hardware.

In addition to Super Steady Mode, the update to the Galaxy A70 also includes improvements for touch screen performance as well as improvements for camera stability. Unfortunately, the update still retains the phone on May 2019’s Android Security Patch.

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A journalist at XDA-Developers and the current Editor in Chief, I have been writing for XDA since 2015, despite being a qualified business-litigation lawyer. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news and tutorials, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected] And my Twitter is @aamirsidd94.

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