Earlier this year, at CES, Samsung announced its Galaxy S21 lineup of phones. It consists of a trio of models, the Galaxy S21, the S21 Plus, and the flagship S21 Ultra. In our review, we found that the features, the Ultra offers, including the camera, were pretty impressive.
However, over the last couple of months or so, several users of the Galaxy S21 have been reporting problems related to the camera. While a few problems here and there aren't uncommon, the lag issue that the cameras would exhibit was reported by many of the phone's owners and towards the end of last month, the problem was acknowledged by Samsung as well.
Samsung official statement regarding S21 camera app lags— Tron ❂ #MicrosoftEvent (@FrontTron) May 31, 2021
We have confirmed that lag occurs when there is insufficient memory or computational resources in a specific path including portrait mode.
We will make it available by including a fix in the June SW Update.
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Today, on its community forum, the company has stated that a fix for the issue is coming via the phone's June software update. The improvements will address the memory-hogging problem that was being caused when using the Portrait mode or when zooming in. There are several other fixes as well which have been listed below:
- Performance optimization in major camera scenarios (improving stuttering)
- Optimized the portrait mode engine.
- Optimized memory and engine when shooting with high magnification zoom.
- A function has been added so that QR code scan can retrieve and recognize QR images stored in the gallery.
- The usability of the video call effect (Manual color function added) has been improved. Details will be announced separately.
Some users had also reported heating problems with their S21 phones which should also be fixed by this update once it rolls out.
Source: Samsung Community forum