Samsung to improve Galaxy S20 Ultra camera with a software update

February 28, 2020
Posted in Tech
February 28, 2020 Tumelo Moloi

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra is supposed to be the most powerful cameraphone in the world – but not everything is perfect. 

Following criticism from several reviewers, including InputMag and Mashable, which complained about unreliable autofocus, Samsung said it will fix the camera via a software update. 

“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,” a Samsung spokesperson told InputMag. 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra’s camera is undoubtedly powerful, with an otherworldly 100x zoom and 8K video recording, among other features. But reviewers noted that autofocus is noticeably slower than on other flagships such as the iPhone 11 Pro or even Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10. 

Can Samsung fix this via a software update? It can probably make the autofocus faster, though we’ll have to wait for the update to see how that will reflect on the quality of the photos. In Korea, Samsung already pushed an update, and there’s a YouTube video which shows some degree of improvement in autofocus. It’s unclear, though, whether this will be the same update that Samsung plans to release globally. 

It’s important to note that the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (along with its S20 brethren) isn’t actually available yet; it hits the stores on March 6, giving Samsung a decent amount of time to fine-tune the software. 

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