In the patent application, which was filed on September 13, we see a camera interface with improved zoom control. Just like the one-finger exposure control Samsung currently uses in its camera app, zooming in and out can be a one-finger gesture as well. Currently, zoom can be controlled by pinch-to-zoom, or assigned to the volume keys, as it has been for years.
Why is Samsung looking to improve the camera’s zoom control, when its current digital zoom capabilities are nothing to write home about? One possible, though speculative, answer can be found in recent rumors about the upcoming Galaxy S8 having dual rear camera.
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