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Latest Galaxy S20 update fixes annoying focus issue with zoom camera

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Last updated: April 2nd, 2020 at 16:19 UTC+02:00

Earlier this week, Samsung released yet another update in an attempt to improve the camera performance on its latest flagship series. That update was initially released in Hong Kong and Taiwan and has begun rolling out in Korea today, and changelog for the Korean release reveals that the update fixes an annoying autofocus issue when switching between the main rear camera and the and zoom camera.

As we noted in our Galaxy S20 Ultra review, while autofocus issues with the 108MP primary camera have been fixed, some focus issues remain with the zoom camera. The zoom lens fails to focus or takes time to focus on the subject every now and then, especially when you are zooming in at a small object (like a bird or a flower) after taking a photo of the same scene with the regular camera. That problem should now be fixed, or at least somewhat alleviated, thanks to the new software update.

The update also makes a lot of other improvements to the camera experience. Quality of Super Slow-mo (960 fps slow motion) videos in low-light conditions has been improved, and the camera should also be less prone to blurring out moving objects when taking regular photos. The translation from Korean is a bit rough, but it seems the camera will now be able to more accurately capture dark and pale skin tones as well.

The update comes with software version G98xNKSU1ATCT in Korea and includes the April 2020 security patch, which Samsung is yet to detail in its monthly security bulletin. It can be downloaded over the air from the phone’s Settings » Software update menu; you can also download the latest firmware from our archive for updating manually. The update will probably roll out in other markets in the coming days, and we will be sure to let you know once that happens.

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