Samsung has just initiated the rollout of the much-awaited camera update alongside the April 2023 security patch for their flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra. These devices have become the first in the Galaxy series to receive the April patch, marking it as their debut update of the month. The latest update not only addresses the known bugs but also enhances the overall quality of the smartphones. The latest firmware version is denoted by ‘AWC8.’
It is interesting to note that the April update is being rolled out in March, which is not the first time this has happened. Samsung has been known to release updates ahead of their scheduled release date, which is always a pleasant surprise for Galaxy users.
- Build Number: S918NKSU1AWC8/S918NOKR1AWC8/S918NKSU1AWC5
- Security Patch: March/April 2023
- Region: All South Korean CSCs
Galaxy S23 Series Gets Major Camera Upgrade
The eagerly awaited camera update alongside the April patch has finally arrived, bringing with it a host of new features and enhancements. The standout feature of this update is undoubtedly the Camera Super Steady function, which allows for stable video shooting in dynamic situations such as running. This update also includes the “Prioritize focus over speed” feature in the camera settings. This feature allows users to choose whether they want their device to prioritize focus over speed when taking photos.
If you turn on this feature, your device will take a little more time to focus on the subject before capturing the photo, ensuring that the subject is sharp and in focus. On the other hand, if you turn off this feature, your device will capture the photo more quickly, but there is a higher chance that the subject may not be in focus or may appear blurry.
The latest update not only includes the highly anticipated camera improvements but also features 9 important fixes and enhancements that aim to improve the user experience. The full changelog of the update is as follows:
- Addition of a function in the gallery, enabling immediate deletion of photos being processed after taking them with the camera.
- Change of AF concept for faster photo-taking, allowing users to take a photo even when focus is not fully set.
- Improvement of sharpness/flicker and addition of notice when shooting Ultrawide in low light indoors after setting Camera Video Mode > Super Steady On.
- Resolution of an intermittent green line display issue on the left side during rear photo mode shooting.
- Improvement of image stabilization when shooting with FHD60 after setting Auto FPS Off in rear video.
- Improvement of line-shaped banding noise in the sky during mid-low light high-pixel shooting and overall sharpness optimization.
- Resolution of a malfunction when shooting after Night Off in low light after selecting Shooting Speed > High Resolution > Speed Priority in Camera Assistant.
- Resolution of an intermittent face recognition issue after ending a 3rd party video call.
- Improved stability for camera movements introduced through other routes.
With these enhancements, Samsung has demonstrated its commitment to providing users with a seamless and enjoyable experience with their Galaxy S23 devices.
As of now, the update is currently being rolled out in South Korea, with Samsung making it available to a limited number of users before making it more widely available. Please note that the update has a file size of 922.88MB. If you are in South Korea or surrounding countries and would like to install the update on your device, you can do so by following these steps:
- Go to Settings on your Galaxy S23 device.
- Scroll down and tap on Software update.
- If the update is available for your device, you will see a notification for it. Click on Download and install to begin the update process.
- Wait for the update to download and install on your device. This may take some time depending on your internet connection speed.
- Once the update is installed, your device will restart automatically.
However, users in other regions can expect the update to be released soon. Samsung has a history of releasing updates in a phased manner, which means that it may take some time for the update to reach all devices. Nonetheless, users can rest assured that the update will be available to them soon, and they can look forward to enjoying the latest camera features and enhancements on their Galaxy S23 smartphones.