Samsung has promised to fix the issues that many reviewers have found with the Galaxy S20 Ultra's camera. The company is working on an update to further improve the camera experience of the device.
Initial reviews of the Galaxy S20 Ultra have panned it for its poor autofocus performance, aggressive skin smoothening and image processing. The autofocus issue, in particular, has been a major cause of concern among reviewers as they have noticed the camera regularly failing to focus properly while taking photos or recording videos. Such camera issues taint the image of a phone whose entire highlight is its monstrous camera system.
While the Galaxy S20 and the S20+ feature a primary 12MP f/1.8 shooter with Dual Pixel PDAF, the Galaxy S20 Ultra comes with an even bigger 108MP camera sensor from Samsung itself. It lacks Dual Pixel AF though and instead only relies on Phase Detection AF. The device uses 9-to-1 pixel binning to output 12MP photos with more details. Samsung has not outright confirmed the autofocus issue with the Galaxy S20 Ultra's 108MP shooter, but has promised to improve its performance further.
Below is Samsung's statement to The Verge about the entire issue:
“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.”
The Samsung Galaxy S20 series is scheduled to go on sale on March 6th in most regions of the world. It is likely that Samsung will fix at least some of the camera issues with a software update on the launch day itself.
Source: The Verge