Several users of the Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ smartphones have reported a concerning issue with the primary camera, leading to blurred areas in captured images. Termed the "banana blur" issue by some users, this problem has persisted since the devices were launched earlier this year. Samsung has recently acknowledged the existence of this issue and is actively working to address it.
Complaints regarding the Galaxy S23 and S23+ cameras have centered around instances where certain parts of images appear permanently blurred, particularly noticeable when capturing close-up shots. Samsung has attributed this issue to the wider aperture of the primary camera.
In a statement, Samsung acknowledged the problem, saying, "During testing of the S23 and S23+ camera capabilities, users may have noticed that when taking close-up photos, the area surrounding the subject appears slightly blurry. This is due to the bright aperture of the rear wide-angle camera on the S23 and S23+, which aids in low-light photography. However, it can result in more noticeable selective focus and cause the background of your photos to appear somewhat blurry."
To address the issue, Samsung has provided some suggestions as workarounds. One recommendation is to step back from the subject if it is positioned within 30cm of the camera lens. Another solution proposed by the company is to hold the phone vertically, rather than horizontally or at an angle.
Samsung's acknowledgment of the "banana blur" issue on the Galaxy S23 and S23+ cameras demonstrates its commitment to resolving user concerns and ensuring optimal performance. By providing temporary solutions, the company aims to alleviate the impact of this issue until a permanent fix can be implemented. Users can look forward to forthcoming updates that address this problem, further enhancing the photography experience offered by these smartphones.