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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
Brand Samsung
Model Galaxy A30
Release date February 2019
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 158.50 x 74.70 x 7.70
Battery capacity (mAh) 4000
Fast charging Proprietary
Colours Red, Blue, Black

·         Display

Screen size (inches) 6.40
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×2340 pixels

·         Hardware

Processor make Exynos 7904
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 512
Dedicated microSD slot Yes

·         Camera

Rear camera 16-megapixel (f/1.7) + 5-megapixel (f/2.2)
Rear autofocus Yes
Rear flash Yes
Front camera 16-megapixel (f/2.0)

·         Software

Operating system Android Pie
Skin One UI

·         Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
USB Type-C Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes

·         Sensors

Fingerprint sensor Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes

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
Brand Samsung
Model Galaxy A40
Release date March 2019
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 144.30 x 69.10 x 7.90
Battery capacity (mAh) 3100
Colours Blue, Black, Orange, White

·         Display

Screen size (inches) 5.90
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×2280 pixels
Aspect ratio 19:9

·         Hardware

Processor 1.8GHz octa-core
Processor make Samsung Exynos 7885
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD

·         Camera

Rear camera 16-megapixel (f/2.0)
Rear autofocus Yes
Rear flash Yes
Front camera 25-megapixel

·         Software

Operating system Android 9.0 Pie
Skin One UI

·         Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
NFC Yes
USB Type-C Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes

·         Sensors

Face unlock Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes

 

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