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Some Samsung Galaxy S8 Cameras Aren’t Focusing Properly

Ubergizmo 2017-11-29 15:32:39

With our smartphone cameras being of the quality that they are today, it isn’t surprising to see many people use their smartphones as their main camera. So you can imagine that if something were to go wrong with their cameras, it would be rather troublesome, and according to reports, it seems that some Galaxy S8 owners are experiencing some problems with their cameras.

According to users posting on the Samsung Community forums, “When taking photos, the camera tries to focus and refocus continuously,  and never actually focuses. This is leading to very blurry photos. It occurs when using the camera itself, and also when using it apps such as Snapchat. Both for photo and video. Pictures are also blurry in manual mode and there isn’t any other way to turn auto focus off.”

It is unclear if this is specifically related to the Galaxy S8, but a Samsung rep has responded in the forums with some steps that should fix it. For the most part it is rather general advice, such as making sure apps are up to date, making sure their OS is up to date, and one solution even involves tapping the back of the phone and giving it a small shake, presumably to dislodge any dust or particles that might be causing the camera to not focus properly.

So if you are experiencing these problems, you could try the steps Samsung outlined and if it still doesn’t work, Samsung has suggested sending it in for a repair.

Filed in Cellphones >Photo-Video. Read more about Galaxy S8 and Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy S8Display5.8"2960x1440 Super AMOLEDPrice (approximative)~$670 - AmazonCamera12 MPFf/1.7 Aperture Size
Image StabilizationWeight155 gBattery3000 mAhWireless Charging
Launched in2017/03/29System4GB RAMSnapdragon 835 + MicroSDStorage (GB)64Samsung Galaxy S8 ReviewUbergizmo Rating: 10/10Gallery: Samsung Galaxy S8 Hands-On User Comments