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How to check if Camera2 API is enabled on your Android device

A smartphone’s hardware is often capable of more than just what the software allows by default. This is the exact reason why Google Camera ports have become very popular on our forums, as many see them as an easy way to dramatically improve picture quality on a wide range of devices. With the ported Google...

This app lets you list the Camera2 and CameraX extensions supported by your phone

Android users have numerous options when it comes to devices, with a diverse combination of specifications, features, and of course, budgets. Not only the regular customers are spoiled by choice, but this also confuses veteran users when it comes to features that cannot be easily measured and compared. Take, for instance, the camera performance. Thanks...

Apple adds Photonic Engine to the iPhone 14 for better low-light camera performance

Computational photography is all the rage, apparently. Apple's version of such machine learning-powered imaging is known as Deep Fusion, which helps you take better pictures with your iPhone. Now with the iPhone 14 lineup, the Cupertino giant is pushing its Deep Fusion feature to a whole new level. The improved photo processing stack is called...

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra could arrive with 200MP camera sensor

Towards the tail end of 2021, Samsung announced its first 200MP camera sensor for smartphones. This particular sensor has yet to make its debut on a device, but it appears that something better might have already eclipsed it. According to a new report from South Korean-based publication ETNews, an updated version of the 200MP sensor...

Apple could be upgrading the front camera for the iPhone 14 series, and Android phones will definitely follow

We're about half a year away from the iPhone 14 lineup's potential release. Typically, Apple holds iPhone launch events in the Fall -- usually in September. Despite it being months away, we've already been hearing rumors and spotting leaks revolving around the upcoming lineup. For example, we already know that the Cupertino tech giant could...

Imint’s Vidhance Photo Zoom Stabilization solution will help you capture better images at high zoom levels

Last December, Swedish video software solutions provider Imint unveiled its Vidhance Video Stabilization 4 engine. The fourth-generation video stabilization engine brought various improvements to the table, including better motion detection, lower power consumption, improved memory handling, and more, in a bid to enhance smartphone video capture performance. The company has now debuted its highly-anticipated Vidhance...

GrapheneOS brings its privacy-conscious camera and PDF viewer apps to the Play Store

There is certainly no shortage of camera apps on the Google Play Store. If you're been a part of the Android ecosystem for any length of time, you’ve probably tried out several different camera apps besides the OEM ones. While there may be many to choose from — including the community favorite Google Camera ports...

Facing issues with the Pixel 6 Pro’s camera app? Try this Open Camera mod

Although the Pixel 6 lineup has received rave reviews, the latest flagships from Google are far from perfect. Over the last few months, we've seen several reports of Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro users facing various issues, ranging from poor fingerprint scanner performance to sub-par network connectivity. While Google has addressed some of these...

Android 13 DP1 for some Pixel devices includes a Camera Obfuscator app

Google has finally released the first Android 13 developer preview build for its Pixel devices. The update packs a host of new features and changes that will make their way to users with the next major Android upgrade, including new APIs, developer tools, new Quick Settings tiles, and more. In addition, Android 13 DP1 for...

OnePlus 10 Pro Camera Review and Shootout: Fast and accurate clicker with a great camera app

OnePlus's main series of phones have always been known for having fast, zippy software, top-tier SoCs, and great build quality. For half a year in 2019, it even had the best phone screen on the market (the awesome OnePlus 7 Pro). But having a tip-top camera that could at least make a claim as being...

Tecno showcases new telescopic macro lens for smartphones

In December last year, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Tecno shared a teaser for its upcoming telescopic macro lens for smartphones. The teaser revealed that the new lens would feature a compress back focal length (BFL) design with motorized stretchable lenses to offer a large aperture and continuous lossless zoon. At the time, the company also said...

Imint’s new Vidhance Video Stabiltization 4 engine delivers better motion detection, improved memory performance and more

Imint, the Sweden-based company that specializes in video software solutions for smartphones, today unveiled the Vidhance Video Stabiltization 4. The fourth-generation video stabilization engine builds upon the company's previous solutions and offers various improvements including better motion detection, lower power consumption, improved memory handling, and more. Imint says the new stabilization engine is completely redesigned from...