Photos and videos taken with the Samsung Galaxy S23 phones could be significantly better in the future: there are rumors of a new update arriving in the near future that will boost camera performance and fix some bugs.
This comes from a respected tipster ice universe (opens in new tab) (above PhoneArena (opens in new tab)), who says the “Camera Optimization” update will be a “big one”. Same source has previously highlighted perceived issues with HDR performance on the Galaxy S23.
For the sake of balance, we should point out that we were fairly happy with the S23 cameras – the Galaxy S23 scored a 4/5 for its cameras in our test, while the Galaxy S23 Ultra scored an even better 4.5/5 in our tests scored
Can Samsung fix this?
As our reviews show, these are clearly phones with great cameras, although there have been a number of issues reported on Reddit (opens in new tab). It’s difficult to determine how widespread these issues are, although they certainly seem to affect some users.
It’s currently not clear what improvements and fixes the rumored update will bring, but if you’ve noticed underperforming results from your own Galaxy S23 phone, the upcoming software patch might be enough to fix them.
The Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus both come with a 50MP+12MP+10MP triple-lens rear camera and a 12MP selfie camera on the front. The Galaxy S23 Ultra has the same selfie camera but features a 108MP+12MP+10MP+10MP quad-lens camera module on the back.
Analysis: Modern phones are never finished
Whether it’s Android 13 or iOS 16, we’re now used to annual software updates for our smartphones – updates that add new features and functionality while eliminating bugs and glitches, making our phones more powerful over time.
That has now extended to mobile photography as well, as this new leak shows. Nothing changes to the physical hardware in the Galaxy S23 or any other smartphone, but changes to the underlying code can result in photos and videos ending up looking better than ever.
It’s a sign of the computational photography that smartphones are now capable of: it’s not just about the amount of information captured by the camera lenses, but how that information is processed and refined to produce an end result to achieve. This processing can be improved with software updates.
If your phone camera isn’t giving you photos and videos that you’re completely happy with, another option is to dive into the many free editing apps available on mobile—not least the standard Google Photos and Apple Photos options.
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