Samsung Galaxy S24 to feature Instagram camera shortcut on lockscreen

Highlights
  • Instagram is working on a shortcut for the Galaxy S24.
  • It will let you open the Instagram camera directly from the lockscreen.
  • This feature might be exclusive to the Galaxy S24 series.

Samsung’s upcoming flagships, the Galaxy S24 series is expected to debut early next year. It could feature at least three phones — Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24+ and Galaxy S24 Ultra. There are multiple leaks already on the hardware upgrades, design and specs. Now a new leak reveals an Instagram feature that will arrive on the Galaxy S24 series. 

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Instagram camera shortcut on Galaxy S24 series

A new feature, or shortcut rather, that Instagram is testing is a faster way to open the app’s camera. First spotted by tipster Alessandro Paluzzi, Galaxy S24 users will be able to access the Instagram camera from their phone’s lockscreen. This is a feature that can be turned on from Instagram’s settings, and it will enable a shortcut that will let you open the camera directly from the lockscreen. 

So this way you won’t even have to unlock your phone to open the Instagram app in case you want to use its camera. This shortcut will presumably be only for the Instagram camera, and not the app. But since the Galaxy S24 series is yet to debut and we don’t have screenshots of the feature, the details aren’t confirmed yet. Also, it seems like this Instagram camera shortcut is going to be exclusive to be the Galaxy S24 series. 

This might not seem like a major feature but it’s still useful considering how Instagram is one of the most widely used social apps. 

Samsung Galaxy S24 series: what we know so far

According to recent leaks and rumours, the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Ultra is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and Exynos 2400 chipsets depending on the market. The Galaxy S24 Ultra, on the other hand, is said to come only in the Snapdragon version. Samsung is also tipped to launch its new flagships in six colour options of Black, Gray, Violet, Yellow, Green, Blue and Orange. 

As for the launch date, it’s tipped to fall on January 17th at an in-person event in San Francisco, US. 

Review Summary

Expert Rating
8.0/10

Design
★  
8.5
/10
Display
★  
8.0
/10
Software
★  
8.0
/10
Camera
★  
8.0
/10
Performance
★  
8.0
/10
Battery
★  
8.0
/10

Pros

  • Compact, premium, lightweight
  • Vibrant display
  • Swift performance, useful AI features
  • Advance camera setup

Cons

  • Battery life could have been better
  • No charger in the box

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