Use the steps ahead to install Google Camera app on your Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy Note 9 smartphone — both Exynos and Snapdragon variants supported. Pixel 2 from Google has been leading mobile photography charts for quite some time and the major reason behind it is the software it runs. Thanks to developers, the same app that powers the Pixel series can now be installed on Galaxy S9 and Note 9. Without replacing the stock camera app, users can utilize Google Camera to capture stunning photos with HDR+ and Portrait mode directly from their Samsung flagships.
AI assistance is what makes Google Camera so special. Thanks to it, the app can precisely judge what is in the foreground and what is not hence creating an accurate portrait mode shot. Further, that’s not all, HDR+ is yet another key trait of Google Camera which allows for a much wider dynamic range and balanced shots even in tough lighting conditions. You can test all of these features and more by simply installing Google Camera on your smartphone with the guide ahead — no root or system modification required.
Download Google Camera APK (with Portrait Mode)
NOTE: For all the latest versions and Android devices compatible with Google Camera, visit the following page:
You can find the download link ahead for Google Camera APK that supports Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9. Depending on the variant you have, download the correct file. If you are unsure, read our complete list of Samsung Galaxy S9 variants or Samsung Galaxy Note 9 variants.
Google Camera for Exynos Variants:
Google Camera for Snapdragon Variants:
You can install this app just like you would any other APK. However, as this app provides functionality that is already existing on the smartphone, hence to use it you would have to find the correct shortcut to open Google Camera and it wont replace the stock app.
How to Install Google Camera APK on Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9
Camera2 API is the only requirement for this and luckily, Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 both have it enabled as stock.
Step 1 – Download Google Camera:
- File: Google-Camera-for-Samsung-Exynos.apk
- File: Google-Camera-for-Samsung-Snapdragon.apk
Step 2 – Locate the APK you just downloaded and open it to install it.
Step 3 – If you are installing an APK directly for the very first time, you would be notified to enable “Unknown Source” setting.
Step 4 – After enabling, the app should install. The app would show up in your app drawer. Keep in mind, the stock camera app on your device would remain the same and this would work along side it.
That’s it! You can use the Google Camera app with Portrait mode directly on your Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy Note 9.
If this instructions / guide was not clear enough or you are stuck somewhere, you can read our complete guide on how to install APK files on your Android device here:
How to Uninstall Google Camera From Your Phone
Want to switch back to the stock camera app? Uninstall Google Camera and save on storage with the steps ahead.
Step 1 – Go to Settings > Applications on your phone.
Step 2 – Tap the three-dot menu icon (top right) and select “Show system apps”
Step 3 – Now scroll down and look for the “Camera” app. Tap on it.
Step 4 – Now, click on “Uninstall”.
Note: If the there is no uninstall option, it is possible you have clicked on the stock app. Go back and choose the other option.
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