Have you noticed your selfies are looking particularly fantastic at the moment?
Without changing a single thing about your skincare or beauty routines, that your skin is looking smoother, younger, less blemished and better looking than usual?
Sorry, but it’s not you. It’s your phone and it’s in-built default settings that automatically edit regular human imperfections out of your photos.
This feature isn’t new. People have been noticing smoother selfies on their smart phones since around 2016, but for anyone who has just upgraded to a new phone for the first time in years, it will be new to you.
After blogger Melissa Wells shared her disappointment with how her new android phone filtered out her freckles and fine lines on Instagram, the tech brand issued a statement to Teen Vogue.
“At Samsung we offer a range of camera settings on our mobile phones for our customers to be able to choose to switch on or use. The beauty setting is one such setting that we know our customers love and has the option of being switched on or turned off completely, depending on personal preference,” it read.
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Wow Samsung. When you get a brand new phone and go to take a selfie and realise that the default setting on the front camera is automatically on “Beauty level 8” which evidently means: seriously airbrushed face. This means everyone who gets a new Samsung phone and flicks the front camera on is automatically being told “Hi, we’re Samsung and we think you look way better when we automatically airbrush your selfies for you, x 8!!” Thanks @samsungmobile for the vote of confidence, I think I’ll keep my freckles and imperfections since this is how I look in 3D and this is how all my friends see me in real life. I hope young girls are buying iPhones instead of Samsungs. (Wait, do iPhones do this too?) To clarify – no apps here – this is Samsung’s DEFAULT FRONT CAMERA SETTING. ????????