Samsung on Thursday launched its new Galaxy Note 9 flagship phone at the Barclays Center in New York.
The high-end smartphone alerts owners to problems with their photos as soon as they are snapped.
The Note 9 uses software to identify if the images are blurry or whether the subject is blinking, among other issues.
The innovation is one of several artificial intelligence-enhanced abilities the handset offers that do not rely on remote computer servers.
Analysts say this should help tackle increasing competition from Huawei.
The Note 9's other new features include a stylus that wirelessly communicates with the phone to act as a remote control.
Its display is also bigger than earlier models, with longer battery life and bigger storage.