No Director's View, But Dual Recording Comes To Some Samsung Phones

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Samsung‘s Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 smartphones have picked up another handy camera feature. The May security update for last year’s flagships has introduced a new feature called Dual Recording. As the name suggests, this feature lets you record video from both the front and the primary rear camera at the same time.

Your phone’s screen will show the live feed from both cameras. The feed from one of the two cameras will show up in a small, movable window at the top of the feed from the other camera. You can switch between views from the two cameras as you like.

Dual Recording is kind of a stripped-down version of the Director’s View feature that debuted with the Galaxy S21 series earlier this year, except that you can only see the feed and record from the primary rear camera. Director’s View lets you see the feed from all of the phone’s rear cameras at the same time.


Director’s View also lets you get a close-up view of the subject through different lenses. In simpler terms, this feature gives users more control over the cameras while recording videos. This allows them to capture a scene in the best possible way from their phone. Dual Recording on the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20, meanwhile, only does half of this job.

Samsung introduces a new Dual Recording camera feature

Director’s View is undoubtedly one of the best camera features on a smartphone ever. Following the launch of the Galaxy S21, there were expectations that the new camera feature would come to Samsung’s older flagships down the line.

The Korean firm did introduce some of the Galaxy S21 camera features to its older flagships over the past few months. However, Director’s View was missing from those updates. This led to speculations that this lack of support is because of the limitations in those phone’s ISP (image signal processors).


A recently updated official software support page for the Galaxy S20 5G on T-Mobile USA’s website gave some home that Director’s View may still come to Samsung’s older flagships. It was updated to add instructions on how to use the feature on the handset.

However, it was seemingly a false hope. Meanwhile, a stripped-down version of the feature has now arrived for the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20. It’s unclear whether the Dual Recording feature will trickle down to other Samsung Galaxy smartphones. We will keep you updated as and when we have more information.