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Just like the Google Pixel 2, Samsung allows Galaxy S9 and S9+ owners to take those blurry background portrait mode selfies with the single front-facing camera. Here’s how…

Steps to taking portrait mode-like selfie photos on the Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+

  1. Selfie Focus
  2. Enjoy

1. Selfie Focus

Launch Samsung’s Camera application and switch to the front-facing shooter. In the menu bar above the live-view, you can see different photo/video modes. Locate and switch to ‘Selfie Focus’ on the far left side of the interface.

2. Enjoy

Now that you’re in ‘Selfie Focus’ mode, you just need to line up your shot and take a picture. As mentioned before, the Galaxy S9/S9+ is using software paired with the phone’s single front-facing camera to create the blurry background. Because of this, the mode’s functionality might be hit or miss.

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