Samsung launches Expert RAW camera app: Camera upgrade for the Galaxy S21 Ultra

One of the most spectacular phones of 2021 is just about to get a little better! The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra joins our list of the best camera phones TechMarkup on and Samsung has just fixed one of the major criticisms of the S21 Ultra’s camera app.


  • Samsung has made the Expert RAW camera app for the Galaxy S21 Ultra available in the Korean Galaxy Store
  • You can also install “Expert RAW” as an APK version in Germany
  • After installing the app, you can use all cameras – primary, ultra-wide angle, 3-fold telephoto lens, and 10-fold telephoto lens – in Pro mode and thus access to exposure values, focus, ISO, shutter speed, white balance and more unlock

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In our test report, the state-of-the-art camera of the Galaxy S21 Ultra was particularly praised because Samsung has installed an ultra-wide-angle camera and two telephoto lenses in addition to the 108-megapixel sensor. Although the camera app of the Galaxy S21 Ultra offers Pro mode, the manual setting options are only available for the main and ultra-wide-angle cameras.

However, Samsung has just announced an app that addresses this limitation. Expert RAW allows the use of the Pro mode, which is also built into the Tele cameras of the device.

In this way, the owners of an S21 Ultra can adjust the exposure values, focus, ISO value, shutter speed, white balance, contrast, shadows, saturation, and hue of photos and videos taken with the telephoto lenses. In addition, the app offers HDR support and can save images in lossless JPG and linear 16-bit DNG RAW formats to save.

Samsung Expert RAW camera app
The Expert Raw app brings more options for the telecameras of the Galaxy S21 Ultra / © FrontTron / Twitter

As XDA Developers writes, the new Expert RAW camera app is currently in the beta phase. However, Samsung plans to release a stable version soon. One of the requirements for downloading Expert RAW is that your Galaxy S21 Ultra is already running with One UI 4.0 and therefore on Android 12.

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As mentioned earlier, the app is only available in the Korean Galaxy Store. But if you want to try the application out, you can install it manually as an APK version on your mobile phone. Be aware, however, that the app may still contain bugs as it is still in beta testing.

  • Download the Samsung Expert RAW apk app

As soon as we have tested Expert RAW on the Galaxy S21 Ultra, we will publish a test of the new feature! Let us know in the comments how you like the new feature!

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