Many South Africans are still waiting for pre-orders of the recently revealed Galaxy S20 lineup to begin shipping locally, but if you were eyeing the Galaxy S20 Ultra, there is something you may want to know.
With several international technology publications getting their hands on the S20 Ultra this week, some have noted a couple of issues with the new camera system that the South Korean firm has introduced for that specific model.
In particular PC Mag and Input have both pointed to one issue on the Galaxy S20 Ultra – autofocus. The publications say the autofocus on the device simply takes too long to register and pull focus to the area of the shot it needs to.
The Verge has found a similar issue with their review unit, but their fully fledged review is yet to be published. Samsung, however, has acknowledged the issue and released a statement on the matter.
“The Galaxy S20 features a groundbreaking, advanced camera system,” Samsung told The Verge, “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.”
The groundbreaking camera system the company refers to is the addition of a 108MP wide-angle lens on the rear. This is one of the biggest found on a commercial smartphone camera to date, but autofocus is not the issue we thought the S20 Ultra would have suffered from.
The S20 Ultra also sports 100 times zoom, which can be difficult to handle depending on what subject matter you’re zeroing in on, but that does not appear to be a problem on this device.
As for the fix that Samsung is working on, it will likely take the guise of an over-the-air (OTA) update to address the software handling the autofocus function, but a precise release for said update is unknown. With the S20 Ultra expected to reach consumers by mid-March, we’re assuming the update will be released by then.
For now we’ll have to wait to see what the firm has in mind to fix one of the biggest elements of its high-powered flagship phone.