Samsung Galaxy S23 was launched in the global market last February. Samsung’s new flagship lineup comes with some significant camera upgrades. The series includes the Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+ and S23 Ultra – all three models offer impressive rear camera setups. But initially, they had some minor software issues, which Samsung quickly fixed over the past few months. Again, some issues remain with the S23 series. Recently, users of Galaxy S23 and S23+ have been complaining about taking blurry photos while clicking photos using the phone’s main camera. Samsung has already acknowledged the issue, which some have started calling “banana blur”. The South Korean company said that they are aware of the blurring issue on the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ devices and their team is working quickly to fix it.
Is this Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+ Banana Blur problem?
Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus users claim that blurry pictures are taken while clicking using the main camera. The blur is more noticeable especially when taking close-up shots. According to Samsung, this is due to the wide aperture of the primary lens. Note that the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus have a 50-megapixel primary camera with f/1.8 aperture. Wide apertures help capture more light, especially in dark shots. However, parts of the image become blurred when an object is too close.
Samsung said in a blog post that its engineers are working on a fix. Also, they advised users to click photos keeping some distance from the object in focus. According to the post, if the object being photographed is about 30cm away, users will have to step back a little further to take the picture. Or try to hold the phone upright to take a picture. Holding horizontally or diagonally can make the background appear more blurred.
Now the question is, if the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ faced this problem, how did the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra survive it? In fact, the Ultra model has a different sensor (a 200-megapixel Samsung ISOcell HP2) with an f/1.7 aperture. Its aperture is wider than S23 and S23+. So, if you are using Galaxy S23 or Galaxy S23+, you will have to wait for the update provided by the company to completely fix the ‘banana blur’ issue. However, Samsung is yet to say when new software will be released to fix the issue.