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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra with 8K issues, S23 FE close to launch

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is currently not shooting 8K high bitrate videos and the Galaxy S23 FE is about to launch.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

Samsung is disabling 8K high bitrate video on the Galaxy S23 Ultra

As usual, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra received its monthly Android security patch in June. Since then, various users have reported that 8K video recording is no longer available in high bitrate mode. The option in the camera menu is still there, but the switch is grayed out. So far there is neither a mention in the changelog nor an official statement from Samsung.

Some users assume that the high bitrate option has been disabled due to stability issues. There have been reports in the past that recording 8K videos sometimes resulted in stuttering and the videos appearing choppy. Perhaps that’s why Samsung decided to disable the feature until a bug fix for the issue is available. Until then, the 8K recording will still be available, but in lower quality.


Samsung vice president confirms: Galaxy S23 FE is close to launch

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5 are now officially out and all eyes are on the next big event. Actually, one would think of the S24 series in February. Until then, the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE should actually start first. On the one hand, this is supported by a new certification from the WPC (Wireless Power Consortium) including a live photo of the front.

On the other hand, Justin Hume, Vice President Mobile at Samsung South Africa, has just confirmed to Android Authority that the Galaxy S23 FE is “imminently coming”. According to Hume, there is a FE-sized gap in the portfolio between the Galaxy A54 and the Galaxy S23. It will be powered by either an Exynos 2200 chipset or a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, possibly depending on the market.

Pictures already indicated that the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE will have a design similar to the Galaxy A54. However, one of the top chipsets of the last one to two years should take over the drive.

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Thomas Dietrich
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