Some “premium features” that Samsung Galaxy S III owners are set to receive will boost camera functionality and include an “easy mode” for first-time smartphone users, according to a post on the company’s official blog Monday. The new features will arrive alongside the phone’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update.
Samsung teased the addition of a few other features on Friday, including “multi-window functionality” that will allow users to split the screen and use two apps at once, as well as refinements like contextual menus that adjust based on users’ most frequent actions, the ability to auto-launch a music app when headphones are plugged in, and new customizations for the notifications pane.
Now the company has announced that the camera will now have a low-light shot function, which is something that smartphone manufacturers have been increasingly focused on. The camera will also get a “best face” setting that will take a burst of five captures, because, according to Samsung, “Somebody always, ALWAYS blinks.” As for the new “easy mode,” it’s less insulting than it sounds: when it’s turned on, the feature will automatically place the five most frequently used widgets on the home screen, for the types who neglect to optimize their setup manually.