Copying my recent message regarding the same issue for my S20 Ultra from a similar topic here, for the visibility https://eu.community.samsung.com/t5/galaxy-s20-series/s20-ultra-camera-focus-issues/td-p/4163024#.Y0... and https://eu.community.samsung.com/t5/galaxy-s20-series/s20-ultra-camera-not-focusing-in-the-distant/t...
Hey there, keeping this thread alive, as I'm having the same main camera focusing issue. Adding my two cents on top.
I was reluctant to update to android 12 and One UI 4 for almost ten months and gave it up about three weeks ago. Since then, the main camera module has been 50/50 able to focus on objects that are far than one or two meters away. In other words, it is totally unreliable at this point. Can I have an answer if this is addressed to an engineering/developers team, and should I hope to receive the fix one day?
The Samsung phone is the heart of the whole ecosystem that consists of numerous devices (Galaxy Tab s7, watch 4 classic, galaxy watch, galaxy watch active 2, and galaxy s20 ultra). I can't believe that the lifespan of the flagship phone that I bought Nov 26, 2020, can be so short - less than two years.
My wife has been using (is using) the iPhone 12 pro max (+whole ecosystem) for the same period of time and frankly speaking, with every update, the iPhone is just getting more refined. I would really love to have such an attitude for the customers from the Samsung side.
Adding a few recent samples. The first one is a quick snap with the main camera (x1), the second one after realizing that it's out of focus and after giving a slight nudge: