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Activate Slow Motion Camera Mode on Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A40

Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A40

How to activate slow motion camera mode on Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A40

The May security update for the Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A40 had one thing in common: The changelog for both devices mentioned that the update adds the ability to take slow motion videos, only for owners of the device to discover that there was no slow motion mode in the camera app after they installed the update. However, it seems the slow motion mode was a part of the update, but there’s something you need to do before that mode shows up in the camera app.

Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A40

Requires a reset of camera settings

As reported by GalaxyClub, clearing the camera app’s data to reset its settings is what does the trick. You can do this by opening the camera app, tapping the gear icon to open camera settings, then hitting the Reset settings option found by scrolling all the way to the bottom. Once you’ve reset camera settings, the slow motion mode should automatically show up in the mode selection carousel in the camera app.

Resetting camera settings won’t delete your photos and videos, but you will lose all the changes you might have made in the camera app (like changing the default resolution for video recording). A small price to pay for being able to capture slow motion videos on the A30 or A40, although Samsung should have tested things more thoroughly before releasing software updates with a common issue to two devices.

Samsung Galaxy A30Samsung Galaxy A30 

Key Specs

  • Display 40-inch (1080×2340)
  • Front Camera 16MP
  • Rear Camera 16MP + 5MP
  • RAM 4GB
  • Storage 64GB
  • Battery Capacity 4000mAh
  • OSAndroid Pie

Good

  • Vivid Super AMOLED display
  • Up-to-date software
  • Solid battery life
  • Built well

Bad

  • Weak speaker
  • Fingerprint sensor isn’t easily accessible
  • Underwhelming cameras
  • Processor not competitive enough at the price
  • Sluggish face recognition

Samsung Galaxy A30 Full Specifications

·         General
BrandSamsung
ModelGalaxy A30
Release dateFebruary 2019
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)158.50 x 74.70 x 7.70
Battery capacity (mAh)4000
Fast chargingProprietary
ColoursRed, Blue, Black

·         Display

Screen size (inches)6.40
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080×2340 pixels

·         Hardware

Processor makeExynos 7904
RAM4GB
Internal storage64GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)512
Dedicated microSD slotYes

·         Camera

Rear camera16-megapixel (f/1.7) + 5-megapixel (f/2.2)
Rear autofocusYes
Rear flashYes
Front camera16-megapixel (f/2.0)

·         Software

Operating systemAndroid Pie
SkinOne UI

·         Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
GPSYes
BluetoothYes
USB Type-CYes
Headphones3.5mm
Number of SIMs2
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes

·         Sensors

Fingerprint sensorYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes

Samsung Galaxy A40Samsung Galaxy A40

Key Specs

  • Display 90-inch (1080×2280)
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7885
  • Front Camera 25MP
  • Rear Camera 16MP
  • RAM 4GB
  • Storage 64GB
  • Battery Capacity 3100mAh
  • OSAndroid 9.0 Pie

Samsung Galaxy A40 Full Specifications

·         General
BrandSamsung
ModelGalaxy A40
Release dateMarch 2019
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)144.30 x 69.10 x 7.90
Battery capacity (mAh)3100
ColoursBlue, Black, Orange, White

·         Display

Screen size (inches)5.90
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080×2280 pixels
Aspect ratio19:9

·         Hardware

Processor1.8GHz octa-core
Processor makeSamsung Exynos 7885
RAM4GB
Internal storage64GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD

·         Camera

Rear camera16-megapixel (f/2.0)
Rear autofocusYes
Rear flashYes
Front camera25-megapixel

·         Software

Operating systemAndroid 9.0 Pie
SkinOne UI

·         Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 4.20
NFCYes
USB Type-CYes
Headphones3.5mm
Number of SIMs2
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4GYes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes

·         Sensors

Face unlockYes
Fingerprint sensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes

 

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