Samsung's new Galaxy S23 series, especially the S23 Ultra model, has a fantastic camera. But it's not flawless, which prompted Samsung to keep improving it with regular firmware updates. Recently, users found an HDR issue affecting the Galaxy S23 camera experience in some lighting conditions, but thankfully, Samsung reconfirmed this week that it's working on a fix.
According to a Samsung support conversation captured by @UniverseIce a few days ago, on the 3rd of the month, Samsung is working on fixing the Galaxy S23 camera HDR issue with the next update. In translation, Samsung said, “Improvements are in progress and will be included in the next version.”
Rumors in mid-April suggested the same, but the May 2023 security patch that is now rolling out doesn't seem to bring these much-needed HDR fixes. So, whether “the next version” means that Samsung has a 2nd May update in store for Galaxy S23 users is not entirely clear. It could be that, or Samsung may plan on fixing these problems once it's ready to roll out the June 2023 security patch.
Thankfully, the HDR issue demonstrated in the photo below isn't extremely prevalent and easy to recreate. It appears to happen only in certain conditions. This bug causes a halo effect around objects in low-light or indoor conditions, seemingly when the primary light source is in the frame. Samsung says the issue has something to do with the exposure value (EV) frame and local tone-mapping (LTM).