Blurry Images on Samsung Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus: Hardware Defect?
Normally, new smartphones may encounter software glitches. However, this doesn’t seem to be the case with the Samsung Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus. Many users have reported a faulty main lens, resulting in blurry images. The issue was first noticed on German tech forums and has started gaining complaints on Reddit, XDA forums, and Samsung community boards as well. The pictures taken from the phone often have visible banana or ring-shaped blurs, and text images are most affected.
Growing Number of Complaints from Users
The number of complaints regarding the blurry image issue on Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus have been growing. Some Indian and South Korean units are also affected apart from the bulk of units manufactured in Vietnam where most Samsung phones are manufactured.
Possible Hardware Defect: Uneven Focus and Distortion
Leading Tech websites, including Notebookcheck and SamMobile, have observed the blur issue in the images clicked with Galaxy S23 and S23+. In Notebookcheck’s tests, they declared that the blur persisted in the uncompressed and RAW mode, suggesting that this is not a software glitch. Furthermore, as per SamMobile, the issue only seems to affect images with text and documents with a considerable blur on one side that is barely noticeable on the other side, indicating possible field curvature or de-centered lenses in use. Moreover, users have also reported that the blur is banana-shaped around the center, which is not the same as the S22 edge blur issue.
Hope on the Horizon: Huge Camera Update Rumored
Samsung is yet to comment on the issue. However, it is said that Samsung is already preparing for a significant camera update for the Galaxy S23 series, giving a little hope to the users that the issue may still be fixed without any hardware changes. In case this turns out to be a hardware issue, the affected users may have to replace their camera modules.