Thank you for your input! I know it's unusual but yes, I would prefer a "true to life" image over unexpectedly post-processed anytime. At the risk of using a bad metaphor (lol, please bear with me), it's kinda like ordering plain ham and getting a smoked one; when you had a specific recipe in mind but now need to tweak things in order to accommodate for the unwarranted difference. I have the same mindset with photos. I want them "raw" so I can "cook them up" exactly how I want to, and that's if I do decide to edit afterwards.
There have been a few times when I've captured a really nice shot only to have the auto-enhancing ruin the color values, contrast, etc. The sample photo I've provided demonstrates how the auto-enhancing significantly changes what should have been the result.
Another possibility is to download a third-party app like Open Camera from the Google Play Store, plus there's Samsung's Expert RAW camera app in the Galaxy Store that often produces more realistic-looking images.
Thank you for this. I tried it in PRO mode and it does stay true to the viewfinder image; that is, until you switch to 3:4 50MP. But it helps to know there is a non-auto enhancing option!