Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+ Banana Blur Issue Acknowledged by Company, Fix Incoming

Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ users reported that their flagship phones are capturing blurry images at times when clicking photos using the main camera.

  1. Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ users reported the banana blur issue.
  2. Users stated that the main camera captured blurry images when capturing close-up shots.
  3. Samsung is working on a fix but in the mean time, has advised users to try some temporary alternative steps while capturing photos.

Samsung Galaxy S23 series has been available worldwide for the better part of the year. The new flagship lineup from Samsung comes with some significant camera upgrades. The Galaxy S23 series, which comprises the Galaxy S23, S23+ and S23 Ultra, offers a versatile range of cameras on the back. However, there have been some minor software issues, which Samsung has quickly resolved over the past few months. One issue reported recently by Galaxy S23 and S23+ users is getting blurry images when clicking photos using the main camera.

Samsung has acknowledged the issue, which some have started calling “banana blur”. The company said that it is aware of the blur issue in Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ devices and is working on fixing it. 

What is the Banana Blur Issue in Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+?

Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ users reported that their flagship phones are capturing blurry images at times when clicking photos using the main camera. The permanent blur was noticeable particularly while clicking close-up shots. The company acknowledged the issue and stated that it is due to the wide aperture of the primary lens.

The Galaxy S23 and S23+ feature a 50MP main camera with an f/1.8 aperture. The fairly wide aperture helps capture more light, especially in darker shots. However, this also results in parts of the photo getting blurred out when getting too close to the subject.

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Samsung said that its engineers are working on a fix. Meanwhile, it advised users to click photos by maintaining some distance from the subject in focus. “Try taking a picture from a slightly greater distance; if the object you are taking the picture of is about 30 cm away, go back a span of your hand,” the blog post read. Alternatively, “Try taking a picture holding your phone upright; if you hold your phone horizontally or diagonally, the background may look more fuzzy,” it further added.

If the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ are experiencing this issue, then why not the S23 Ultra? Well, it is because the Galaxy S23 Ultra has a different sensor (200MP Samsung ISOCELL HP2) with an f/1.7 aperture. The aperture is wider than the S23 and S23+. However, the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s camera switches to the ultra-wide camera when the subject in focus is too close to the device. 

Therefore, if you are using a Galaxy S23 or Galaxy S23+, we suggest waiting for the update that fixes the issue. Meanwhile, we suggest clicking photos from a distance, in case you want to capture some images right away. Also, keep an eye out for the update that should be rolling out soon. Samsung has not revealed the timeline by when the patch will be released.

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