Scanning of a QR code can be a bit of a tussle because if you don’t have a special app installed on your phone, it’s basically the same as staring at a black and white box.
Likewise, the idea of another app needed just to scan a QR code stands very absurd. We should live in a world where the Phone Camera app should be able to scam and seamlessly work when you hover on a QR code with your phone.
So, the question is, when will we start living in that world? Not very long
The June Security Update to One UI has introduced a native QR code scanning function the camera app on the Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e. With this latest update, the function can be used within the Samsung stock camera app even though the feature was available in the Bixby Vision.
Pointing the phone to the QR code automatically picks it up and can be disabled subject to the user’s choice. The new toggle in Camera settings labeled “Scan QR codes” enables the user to activate or deactivate the feature at any time.
The update has been made available to the Exynos and Snapdragon versions of the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and the S10e. Switzerland users have also started receiving the update and hopefully the rest of the world would follow suit in the next couple of days.