A month after getting its last update, the Galaxy A70 from Samsung is now receiving a new update which brings a new feature, improvements and better stability to the mid-range smartphone.
Firstly, the latest update to the Galaxy A70 shifts the build number of the device to version A705FNXXU2ASF5 and weighs in at 487.49MB. The highlight of the update is a new feature called Super Steady Mode which enabled when shooting videos through the rear camera.
The feature debuted with the launch of the Galaxy S10 and now Samsung has added the camera functionality to the second Galaxy A-series device after the Galaxy A80. Super Steady mode offers a software-based stabilisation and uses the ultra-wide rear camera for shooting videos when it’s toggled ON. This will prevent shakiness inside a video with smoother footage when the camera is on the move.
However, with Super steady mode, users will no longer be able to use the full 123-degree field of view of the ultra-wide camera. The resolution of the footage is also restricted to FHD at 30 frames per second. Super steady can be toggled on/off by tapping the icon with a vibrating hand on top of the camera UI.
Besides that, the latest update brings improvements in touch performances, camera stability and phone security. However, Samsung has still not added the June 2019 batch of Android security level to the Galaxy A70. The changelog also reads that users stalling the latest firmware will no longer be able to downgrade to an older software version because of a new security policy.
Samsung launched Galaxy A70 smartphone in India in May for a price of Rs 28,990. The device is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 675 processor alongside 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. There’s a 6.7-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels.
The Galaxy A70 is equipped with a triple camera set up at the back panel, with a combination of 32MP primary, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, 123-degree field-of-view and a 5MP depth-sensing camera. For the front, there is a 32-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture. The device comes running Android 9 Pie-based One UI and is backed up by a 4,500mAh battery.