In November last year, Samsung began testing the Expert RAW Camera app with the Galaxy S21 Ultra, with the company confirming earlier this month that the camera app will be available for more “supported” Galaxy devices in the future. However, the company hasn’t shared details with us about which Galaxy phones will receive Expert RAW.

While the official details have still not been released, on his Twitter account, the serial leaker ice universe, which has an excellent track record of leaking accurate information, announced that the new stable version of the Expert RAW camera app will be available on high-end Galaxy smartphones. The leaker listed up to eight Galaxy handsets that will receive the advanced camera app by the end of the first half of 2022:

  • Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy S22 Plus
  • Galaxy S22
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy Z Fold3
  • Galaxy Z Fold2
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Galaxy Note20 Ultra

The tweet also mentions when the app will be available for Galaxy smartphone users. And according to the tweet, the Galaxy S22 series should get the app this month, while Galaxy S21 Ultra and Galaxy Z Fold 3 users will start getting it from March and April, respectively. However, Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Z Fold2 and S20 Ultra users may have to wait until June.

For those unaware, the Expert RAW camera app brings Pro mode camera features to telephoto lenses, which are currently limited to ultra-wide and primary lenses. When you capture a photo in your Galaxy smartphone using the standard camera app, only the wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle, and prime lenses are used. The new camera app is developed to extend the same benefits to telephoto lenses.

The ability to save images in Lossless JPEG and 16-bit linear DNG RAW formats, open DNG RAW files directly in the Adobe Lightroom application, and capture images with less noise, increased sharpness, more detail and wider dynamic range are some of the advanced features offered by the new camera app.

It should also be noted that the Expert RAW camera app requires your Galaxy handset to be on One UI 4.0 based on Android 12.