How To Check CameraX API Support Of your Device

How To Check CameraX API Support

As we all know Android OS is a vastly fragmented OS with multiple different OEMs shipping their device with different specifications and hardware. Due to this, one of the major issues that come up is the camera support from the developers for every smartphone. Google tried to fix this by releasing an API called CameraX API. So, if any OEM implements this API on their smartphone’s OS then they will be able to use the camera’s processing like HDR, night mode, and portrait shots in third-party apps like Instagram and Snapchat. To check the CameraX API support of your device you can go through the guide below.

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Until now, apps like Snapchat and Instagram used to take a screenshot of the viewfinder and do not actually process the image to give you a good quality picture. However, with the release of the CameraX API Google just fixed the issue. The only thing left is for the OEMs to adapt this API and implement it on their OS.

So, if you are running an Android device and want to check up to what level your smartphone supports the Camera API and what all features and processing of your stock camera can be used in the third-party app then below we have a tool for the same.

It becomes a bit difficult for developers to make apps for each and every device, which is why Google stood up and released APIs to solve the issue of the app support on Android OS.

How To Check CameraX API Support Of your Device

  1. Download Zachary’s created an app called CameraX info from the github.
  2. Install it on your Android device.
  3. Once you have installed it open the app.
  4. Give access to the camera so that the app can check through it.
  5. Now, you will see the CameraX API support of your device. For example below we have the screenshot from the Galaxy S22 Ultra that supports all of the processing and lenses in third-party apps. Samsung did a good job and every other OEM should implement the CameraX API to improve their camera processing in third-party apps.How To Check CameraX API Support

It’s been more than a year since Google released CameraX API and only Samsung has successfully implemented the API. This is the reason why galaxy S22 Ultra can click 100x zoom images on Snapchat while others can’t even though they have the periscope zoom sensors they haven’t implemented it properly. The rest of the OEMs are still catching up. Even Google itself doesn’t support complete CameraX API on their Google Pixel devices. Thanks to Max for pointing out this important piece of information.

In case you want to read the full documentary about Google’s CameraX API, you can find it here. If you are looking for a telegram group of Samsung galaxy device users then you can join here for a community chit-chat.


Maaz Perwez, founder of TheTecheaven, being a technophile loves to write about what's happening in the technical world, aims to deliver the finest & most researched content to the audience through this platform.

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