Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 just got a cool free upgrade

Photography fans will be impressed with the foldable's additional support

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold
(Image credit: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is at the top of its game when it comes to the best foldable phones. There's nothing else on the market offering this kind of scale in a foldable, making it a real standout model. 

Samsung is improving the device all the time, too, even after purchase, as the Korean company has just announced a free cool upgrade: the Z Fold 3 will be getting Samsung's advanced camera app, called Expert Raw. 

That'll make photography fans will be happy. But for those who don't know much about the idea of Raw files in photography, here's what the addition of this app can do:

What does Samsung Expert Raw actually do?

But what does the addition of Samsung Expert Raw actually do for the Z Fold 3? It's designed for those looking for greater control over their image making, with the option to not only shoot Adobe's DNG Raw file format (which means stacks of data is available for lossless editing), but plenty more besides too. 

Expert Raw also adds the ability to shoot multi-frame capture, view and adjust the white balance (WB), and shoot with full manual control over shutter speed, sensitivity (ISO) and so forth. Like a 'proper camera', just from a big flat foldable phone!

There's also integration with Adobe's Lightroom, which is available on Android (and Apple's iOS, not that's much use here), so you get all the tools to be able to tinker with your Raw files after shooting. It's a great app to get the most out of your picture-taking, without the need to offload to a PC.

The Z Fold 3 won't be the last Galaxy device to benefit from Samsung's Expert Raw app either: there's also plans for the older S20 Ultra, Note 20 Ultra and Z Fold 2 to receive the update. You'll be able to find it in Samsung's Galaxy Store on your relevant device as and when it's available. 

Mike Lowe
Tech Editor

Mike has been writing about consumer technology for 15 years and is T3's Tech Editor. As a phones expert he's seen hundreds of handsets over the years – swathes of Android devices, a smattering of iPhones, and a batch of Windows Phone products (remember those?). But that's not all, as a tech aficionado his beat for T3 also covers tablets, laptops, gaming, home cinema, TVs, speakers and more – there's barely a stone unturned that he's not had a hand on. Previously the Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint for a full decade, he's also provided work for publications such as Wired, The Guardian, Metro, and more. In addition to his tech knowledge, Mike is also a flights and travel expert, having travelled the globe extensively. You'll likely find him setting up a new mobile phone, critiquing the next MacBook, all while planning his next getaway... or cycling somewhere.