Samsung has just released a new update to its Camera Assistant app, adding a 2x zoom crop on the current Galaxy S23 series. The 2x zoom toggle is, of course, added to the default Camera app and Samsung says it isn’t just a standard crop but optimized zoom mode.
The Camera Assistant with version 1.1.03.1 can be downloaded from Samsung’s own Galaxy Store and the company advertises it as an Optical Quality Crop Zoom. The Korean tech giant elaborates that the new feature works as a crop on sensor level by using the primary camera. In reality, quality should be similar to that of the dedicated 3x and 10x telephoto cameras.
In order to gain this feature, you need to install the latest Samsung update bringing the August 2023 security patch in addition to the new Camera Assistant versions of the app.