Samsung Galaxy S20 has camera issues, company promises to fix them via software update

“Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra camera issues reported by early reviewers include problems in focusing, over smoothing and so on”

Samsung Galaxy S20 series was unveiled earlier this month at the Unpacked event, and the flagship phones are set to go on sale from the first-week of March. However, early reviewers have found issues with the Galaxy S20 cameras, particularly the Galaxy S20 Ultra. Issues in focusing, over skin smoothing, among others, have been reported by publications like PC Mag and Input. Samsung has reportedly acknowledged the same and mentioned that it’s working on an update to improve the camera performance. To recall, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra packs a huge 108-megapixel primary camera, a 48MP telephoto lens with 100x Super Resolution Zoom, 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 120-degree field of view and depth vision camera.

The Galaxy S20 features a groundbreaking, advanced camera system. We are constantly working to optimize performance to deliver the best experience for consumers. As part of this ongoing effort, we are working on a future update to improve the camera experience,” said Samsung in a statement to The Verge. However, the company didn’t reveal what issues will be fixed or when the update will be available.

However, the company didn’t reveal what issues will be fixed or when the fixes will be available.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra specifications

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra flaunts a 6.9-inch Quad HD+ Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED display with 3,200 × 1,440 pixels resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and HDR10+. It is powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC with Adreno 650 GPU (Exynos 990 7nm SoC for the Indian variant), up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB internal UFS 3.0 storage that is further expandable up to 1TB via microSD card. The handset boots Android 10 OS with One UI 2.0 custom skin.

On the front, there is a 40MP snapper with an 80-degree wide-angle for selfies and video chats. The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is IP68 water and dust resistant, pack stereo speakers tuned by AKG, and Dolby Atmos. There is an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor for security. Connectivity features include 5G, 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, GPS with GLONASS, USB 3.1, and NFC. A 5,000mAh battery with 45W fast-charging support fuels the handset.

Key Specs

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 990 | 12 GBProcessor
6.9 inches Display
108 MP + 48 MP + 12 MPRear camera
40 MPSelfie camera
5000 mAh Battery
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Video