It’s no secret that Samsung’s latest and largest smartphone, the Galaxy S20 Ultra, has been plagued by a number of issues, including some camera issues that include slow autofocus when the camera app is launched and the excessive softness applied to selfies. It’s disappointing when you consider the high-end camera hardware that Samsung has included in its flagship, but things are finally changing.
READ: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review: too much
The Galaxy S20 Ultra is the higher-end model of Samsung’s new Galaxy S20 product line: it sports a 108-megapixel wide-angle camera, as well as a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 48-megapixel phone camera and a DepthVision camera. For photographers and media enthusiasts in general, camera capabilities were an exciting prospect.
The first reviews on the phone revealed some problems with the camera, including videos where the cameras took a matter of seconds to focus after the video recording started. Additionally, reviewers have complained about selfies with excessive softness, a problem that has surfaced on some other phone models over the years.
Shortly after the launch of the phone and the onset of concerns, Samsung said it would release a future update that would fix the problem, but with no solid detail as to when the update would be made available. Fortunately, the wait didn’t last as long as some feared: the correction began on Saturday March 21, according to Tom’s Guide.
The update will address the soft focus and autofocus issues, allowing the S20 Ultra to deliver the picture and video quality that consumers expect from high-end hardware. The phone itself remains remarkable: it boasts a 6.9-inch display and a large number of features, but with a big disadvantage: the huge cost of $ 1,400. Make sure to take a look at the SlashGear review above for sample images and all the details!