Galaxy S24 Ultra Camera to Get Fix for Telephoto, White Balance, and Color Issues

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is the company’s top flagship for 2024, and Samsung’s Ultra series generally stays among the best smartphones every year.

The S24 Ultra carries all the good stuff about the top-tier Samsung flagships, like the incredible display and the built-in S Pen, and it even brings new improvements from the S23 Ultra in the form of a flat display, the new titanium-coated frame and the new 5x telephoto camera.

The other three rear cameras are equally good: the primary sensor is the same great 200 MP ISOCELL HP3 as the S23 Ultra, with a good 3x 10 MP zoom lens and the 12 MP ultrawide.

However, since its launch, the S24 Ultra has been plagued with specific camera processing issues.

  • The new 5x telephoto zoom lens wasn’t as good at long-range zoom as the older 10x lens in image quality.
  • The camera white balance tuning was inconsistent and sometimes resulted in cooler outputs than the scene suggested.
  • ¬†Many users also reported an abnormal red tint in low-light shots taken on the phone, leaving it with mediocre camera performance for an Ultra phone.

Fortunately, Samsung has listened to all the user complaints and is trying to improve the camera performance with updates.

To this end, prominent Samsung tipster Ice Universe (via @UniverseIce on X/Twitter) has reported that the company plans to fix these three major camera issues with an upcoming firmware update.

Fix for Telephoto

However, he notes that this update has no accurate timeline, so that users might be in for a waiting period. He hopes for this big camera update to arrive by the end of this month (April 2024).

It has to be said that Samsung makes great cameras, but this type of camera optimization, which is only fixed months down the line, is unacceptable for phones that cost more than a thousand dollars.

We hope the company does better with its users by bringing perfect camera optimization right out-of-the-box with the Galaxy S25 Ultra: if Google and Apple can achieve this with their flagships, why not Samsung?

Aryan Gupta is a tech writer at SamInsider. He keeps readers up-to-date on all things Samsung. He is passionate about the latest consumer gadgets, especially smartphones, smartwatches, and audio products. When not writing, He enjoys playing mobile games. You can follow him on X/Twitter

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