First Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra update reportedly rolls out with March 2020 patches and camera auto-focus improvements
Samsung recently launched its Galaxy S20 lineup featuring Space Zoom cameras, 120Hz displays, 5G, and much more. As part of the lineup, the company launched three new devices — the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. As you’d expect, the Galaxy S20 Ultra is the top-of-the-line device from Samsung for 2020 and it packs in all the bells and whistles the company could possibly fit in it. In the camera department, the Galaxy S20 Ultra features a 108MP primary sensor, a 48MP periscope zoom lens, a 12MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 0.3MP ToF sensor. With this kind of hardware, you’d expect the Galaxy S20 Ultra to offer stellar imaging capabilities. But early reports from reviewers reveal that the Galaxy S20 Ultra has some focusing issues. Thankfully though, it seems like Samsung is aware of this issue and has already started rolling out a fix for the same.
Is anyone else seeing autofocus pulsing and some issues with macro focus on the #GalaxyS20Ultra?
— Sascha Segan (@saschasegan) February 23, 2020
As per a recent report from TizenHelp, Samsung has started rolling out the first firmware update for the Galaxy S20 Ultra. As mentioned earlier, the update packs in improvements for the device’s autofocus capabilities, along with the Android security patches for March 2020. The update (firmware version G988NKSU1ATBR) is currently rolling out to Galaxy S20 Ultra users in Samsung’s home country of South Korea and it may also be released for the other two models in the lineup sometime soon. Galaxy S20 Ultra users in other regions should also receive the update in the next couple of days.
Renowned leakster Ice Universe was among the many people to have reported facing focusing issues on the Galaxy S20 Ultra. Now, in a recent post on Weibo, Ice Universe has shared a video claiming that the Korean users who have received the update report that the auto-focus has been much improved. As of now, we have no word from Samsung regarding the release timeline for the firmware update, but we’ll update this post as and when we receive more information.