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Download Google Camera 6.1 for Samsung Galaxy Phones [Latest APK]

The most anticipated camera phones, Pixel 3 & 3 XL came with the all-new stock camera app. Yes, the Google camera app has updated to version 6.1 (latest), which is now available for almost all the Samsung Galaxy devices, running on Android 9.0 Pie. As, Google Camera 6.1 is available for the Android Pie smartphones, the developers have started porting the app to other Android devices as well. And here, you can download Google Camera 6.1 for your Samsung Galaxy smartphone (for both Exynos & Snapdragon) variants.

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Google Camera 6.1 is available for these Samsung devices, S8, S8 Plus, S9, S9 Plus, Note 8 and Note 9 to download. All thanks to Arnova8G2, XDA-Developers Member who have ported the google camera APK for these Samsung Galaxy phones. So, Here’s the step by step guide on how to Download & Install Google Camera for Samsung S8, S8 Plus, S9, S9 Plus, Note 8 & Note 9.Download Google Camera 6.1 for Samsung S8

Note: The new Gcam Mod 6.1 from Pixel 3 (XL) is available for both Exynos and Snapdragon variants, running on Android Oreo or Android 9.0 Pie. If you’ve not updated to Android Pie, then you may also want to try the previous One UI updates in our detailed articles.

Google Camera – Features

The Pixel 3 (XL) phones are one of the best camera smartphones of 2018, even when it comes with only single lens camera. This is only possible with some software implementations, which uses Artificial Intelligence to make pictures more realistic. Night Sight is one of the major updates to the Google Camera 6.1. Well, the updated app has night sight, Photo Sphere, Slow Motion, Playground (AR Stickers), RAW support, HDR+ mode, Panorama, Lens Blur, Portrait mode (with Focus Slider), Google Lens mode & few more.

Before Downloading the Gcam Mod 6.1, Check our Detailed Guide on Google Camera with its Features & Use

Download Google Camera for Samsung Galaxy (Snapdragon)

All the Galaxy S-series phones have received the Android Pie update, whether its S8, S8 Plus, S9, S9 Plus, Note 8, or Note 9. So, the Gcam Mod ported for these phones and you can easily download and install it on your smartphone. Download the app accordingly for your phone:

Download Google Camera 6.1 for Samsung S9/S9+, S8/S8+, Note 8/9:

If you face any errors in the app like crash or lag, these are the settings we recommend you to change:

  1. Go to Camera app settings > advanced > FIX > viewfinder format > YUV_420_888
  2. Also, use RAW_SENSOR, RAW10 Image processing

Download Google Camera for Samsung Galaxy (Exynos)

If you’re Exynos variant user, then you may have already received the One UI based on Android Pie 9.0 update on your S8/S8+, S9/S9+, Note 8, and Note 9. So, You can also taste the Gcam Mod and capture some amazing shots from your smartphone’s camera. Download the mod (MGC_6.1.021_BSG_Arnova_TlnNeun_1.2_Final.apk) for your phone here:

Download Google Camera 6.1 for Samsung S9/S9+, S8/S8+, Note 8/9:

If you face any errors like crash or lag, these are the settings we recommend you to change:

  1. Go to Camera app settings > advanced > FIX > viewfinder format > YUV_420_888

You can directly download the file, by clicking on the download link. If you face any error, while downloading from Google drive, then you can try downloading it from your PC/Desktop.

What’s New in the new Google Camera 6.1:

  • The new UI with Product Sans font
  • RAW support
  • HDR+ mode
  • Night Sight
  • Photo Sphere
  • Playground (AR Stickers)
  • Lens Blur
  • Dirty Lens Warning
  • 4K Video Recording @30 fps (Depends on the device)
  • Auto Focus with object tracking

HDR+ Enhanced feature works only for the Snapdragon variant phones with support of RAW 10 on Samsung Galaxy SM-G9650 & SM-G965W. While for the Exynos variant RAW 10 format is disabled on SM-G960F. You can use the Huawei DEPTH 16 from the viewfinder, by changing the settings from (settings > advanced > FIX > Viewfinder Format).

Download AR Core & AR Stickers

  1. First, Install AR Core app on your smartphone (Download Link).
  2. Then, Install AR Stickers app (Download Link).
  3. Close the Google Camera app.
  4. Go to settings > apps > Google Camera > Force Stop.
  5. Now open the app and start using the AR Stickers.

Note: Before Installing the new Gcam Mod ported app, make sure to delete the older version (if you’ve installed). If the app hangs, clear data and cache using Samsung Smart Manager App.

How to Install Google Camera on Samsung Galaxy Phones (S8, S9, S8+, S9+, Note 8/9)

  1. At first, download the app accordingly for your smartphone (from the links available in the download section).
  2. Once done, install the google camera APK. (You can also find the downloaded app in file explorer).Google Camera APK
  3. That’s it. Open the app & grant the needed permissions like Camera, Microphone, Storage, and Location.

So, Capture the beautiful moments of your life with Google Camera on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

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Haneet Singh
He enjoys troubleshooting with iOS & Android devices. He loves to keep in touch with the latest technology! He loves to do experiments on new Operating Systems.


  1. tried all exynos version of note 9. i got fc when opening the beta and modded version. only can open stable version. but its too over exposure even in auto mode. i already done the fix like u show and it only fix the lag in portrait mode

    • Khairul, the developers keep updating the app to make it perfect we will update the link when it will be available.

      Thank you!

  2. Tried the exynos version on S9. App can be open but keep on crash, lag and the photo is overexposed. Not all mode can be used. Only the main one can be used.
    Waiting for the next update. Cheers!

    • Hey Wafi, If the app crashes on your S9, you can follow the recommended settings attached below the download section. Then, it will work fine, but not as the stable one. But, don’t worry, we will keep updating the download link, if the newer version is available.

  3. I have exynos variant of samsung galaxy note 9 running on one ui program.
    My app for google camera keep crashing as soon as it opens.
    Is there any fix for it…pls do share and help me understand.

    • Hey Rahul,

      After downloading the app, Go to the Settings > Advanced > FIX and set viewfinder format to YUV_420_888 and make sure RAW format is RAW_SENSOR.
      Apply this and close the app and force stop it once.

      Then open the app, it starts working for you.

  4. on my note 8 exynos version after i take first picture opening the app its camera lags and the pictures are blown out with white colors

    • Hey Rohit,

      We have attached the recommended settings, you can simply follow the instructions and then force stop the app and launch it again. It starts working fine.

  5. Only able to record simple videos and use auto mode camera. Portrait mode and night sight not working. Using note 8 running on android pie. Thanks.

    • Hey Prabhjot, You can manually enable the Portrait Mode from the app settings, if it isn’t available to you. And Go to Camera app settings > advanced > FIX > viewfinder format > YUV_420_888. And try it now, if you’re still facing any error, let me know.

  6. Can anyone please give me gcam for Samsung Galaxy a20 which is running on android pie with one ui. If yes please give the link

    • Hey Devanshu,

      The stable Google Camera for Galaxy A20 and other A-series phones is not available yet. Once it is available. We will share it with you.

  7. Hi i have downloaded for s8 ( exynos). I have followed the recommended settings also. But my pictures are over exposed with white colour and night sight is also not working. Please suggest how to fix

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