The Galaxy S23 is Samsung’s best flagship smartphone lineup, equipped with the fastest Snapdragon chip, a powerful camera, stunningly power-efficient screens, and more. Meanwhile, a limited number of Samsung Galaxy S23 models are affected by blurry camera issues.
Some Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus users reported that the camera fails to accurately focus in 1x Photo mode. This causes a blurry subject or somewhat focussed subject, which is situated in an appropriate range of the lens. It’s reported that initial units that manufactured in Vietnam are highly affected by the problem.
Since the issue seems a hardware problem, Samsung has not yet acknowledged the same, just moderators are conversing with users and promising software fixes. However, the company has not yet fixed the bananagate and HDR vignetting problems with the big March software.
At the end of this month, Samsung might push a big firmware to the Galaxy S23 series, as revealed by the tipster. Hopefully, the blurry image problem will get fixed with the next update, until then, you can follow this troubleshooting guide to enhance camera performance.
Samsung Galaxy S23 blurry camera troubleshooting
Clean the lenses.
Dust or debris can interfere with autofocus. Clean all the lenses with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth.
Move the camera.
If you’re aiming for a close-up, try backing away and zooming in. Each lens has a different range of focus.
Turn off Tracking auto-focus.
Open the Camera app and tap the Settings icon. Tap the switch next to Tracking auto-focus to turn it off.
Reset the camera.
If the camera still isn’t focusing, you should try resetting the camera to its default settings. Tap the Settings gear, and then swipe to and tap Reset settings.
Make sure your software is up to date.
Performing a software update can resolve issues and problems with apps, including your camera.
Listen to the lens.
The focus on the camera is controlled by a tiny mechanism. Some slight clicking and whirring is normal, but if you hear any grinding, your device may require service.
Use your phone in Safe mode.
You can try using Safe mode to figure out if recently installed apps are causing an issue with your camera’s focus.
Press and hold the Power key and Side key. On phones without a dedicated Power key, you can swipe down from the top of the screen to open Quick settings, and then tap the Power icon. Touch and hold the Power off icon, and then tap Safe mode when it appears.
Your phone will restart and “Safe mode” will be displayed in the bottom left corner of the screen. Check your camera’s focus and remove any recently installed apps if needed. Restart your phone to exit Safe mode.
Apple to reduce iPhone 15 ‘hotness’ w/ new iOS 17 update
Apple’s newly released iPhone 15 Pro models evolved controversial over the heating problems. Various users complain that their device gets warm even without heavy usage. Well, Apple has finally decided to acknowledge overheating issues with the iPhone 15 Pro.
The iPhone maker issued a statement via Forbes, as to how it plans to address the problems. Apple has finally acknowledged that the iPhone 15 Pro series is having overheating problems. The company will release a new iOS 17 update for the devices soon.
Apple said the following: “We have identified a few conditions which can cause iPhone to run warmer than expected. The device may feel warmer during the first few days after setting up or restoring the device because of increased background activity”.
Apple’s statement notes that recent updates to some third-party apps on iOS 17, like Instagram, Asphalt 9, and Uber, overload the A17 Pro chip’s CPU, causing the iPhone to get warmer than normal. The optimization work is underway along with implementing necessary fixes to completely address the problem.
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Samsung’s Galaxy S24 Ultra with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will be the next king of gaming
Samsung is returning the Exynos chip, while the next Galaxy S Ultra will solely use the Snapdragon chipset. Equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, the Galaxy S23 Ultra already surpasses the iPhone 15 Pro Max in graphics tests, the Galaxy S24 Ultra will be the next gaming king.
In a recent GPU compute test on Geekbench 6, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 scored over 15,000 points, 60% higher than the GPU score (9,000 points) of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Since the Galaxy S24 Ultra will boast the 8 Gen 3’s “for Galaxy” variant, the GPU performance will likely be even better.
The time for Snapdragon has returned.
The GPU score for 8 Gen 3+ has been leaked.
8G3+ 15K. pic.twitter.com/PdR8S6RzWA
— Revegnus (@Tech_Reve) September 25, 2023
Previous reports revealed that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 brings one ARM Cortex-X4 CPU core, five ARM Cortex-A720 CPU cores, and two Cortex-A520 CPU cores. In particular, it packs the Adreno 750 GPU with hardware ray-tracing acceleration, offering 50% better graphics than its predecessor.
Samsung’s Galaxy S23 FE with Exynos 2200 launching on October 4
Samsung is ready to return the Exynos chip with its next Fan Edition smartphone. The Galaxy S23 FE will come with Exynos 2200 processor and is set to officially debut on October 4. The aggressive pricing strategy of this device will help Samsung boost sales in key markets like India.
Earlier, tipster @stufflistings made an X post, revealing that the upcoming Galaxy S23 FE uses Exynos 2200 chip in India. In other markets like the United States, the device will get Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 AP, the same as the Galaxy S22 flagships.
Apart from the S23 FE, the South Korean tech giant will also unveil the Galaxy Tab S9 FE and Tab S9+ FE tablets alongside the Galaxy Buds FE on the same day. It’s worth mentioning that Google will also hold its made by Google event to introduce the Pixel 8 series.
[Exclusive] Here’s a real-life image of the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE.
Plus, here's the Geekbench score comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE (right) with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (left).
Furthermore, I can confirm that the Exynos 2200 variant of the Galaxy S23 FE will launch in… pic.twitter.com/5872oKbh6Q
— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) September 30, 2023