Galaxy S23 update seemingly disables high bitrate 8K video recording

What you need to know

  • Samsung Galaxy S23 users took to Twitter and Reddit to complain after the July 2023 update. 
  • The complaints were allegedly about their devices missing high bitrate 8K video capture.
  • It’s not clear if the ability was removed accidentally or on purpose.

Samsung has just released its latest foldables globally, and with the Galaxy Z Fold 5, Samsung seems to have fixed the camera shutter lag problem, according to our Android Central’s Nicholas Sutrich. However, the other Samsung flagship series launched early this year might have ditched a powerful camera feature.

According to several users on Reddit and Twitter, the latest update has apparently removed the ability to shoot 8K videos at 30fps at a higher bit rate, spotted by Pinuikaweb (via Android Authority). Before the update, the Galaxy S23 series users were able to shoot 8K videos at 30fps with 200 megabits per second (Mb/s) rate. However, after installing the update, users reported that they were able to record the same but only at 80Mb/s.