Samsung has released a major new software update for the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 Ultra. The new firmware brings camera improvements and also some bug fixes for the Galaxy S23 series. For starters, the autofocus algorithm has been changed and may deliver even faster snapshots in the future. If you tap the shutter button with the new feature activated in the camera app, the photo will be taken even if the focus is not fully adjusted.
If you want to continue waiting for the exact focus before the app takes a photo, you can set that as well. To do this, go to the Camera Assistant menu in your Samsung Galaxy S23 and click “Prioritize focus over speed”. In addition, the recording functions in low-light situations have been revised, as has the noise algorithm in low and normal light. The photo and video stabilization has also received an update and should run more stable in addition to better results. For more details, see the update changelog screenshot (translated from Korean) above.
It is important to note, however, that these changes are coming to the Samsung Galaxy S23 trio as part of the March update in South Korea. It remains to be seen whether Samsung phones in other regions will only receive the improvements with the April update. There may also come a new firmware first that only provides the current improvements and corrections.