Samsung caught again – falsifies moon photography feature {UPDATE}

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It is quite common for mobile phone brands to exaggerate their features. This means that these features do not really perform as well as the company claims. Also, ads can be a bit deceptive because they often do not reveal the “terms and conditions”. A user posted on Reddit that he had proved that the Samsung Galaxy flagship model had fraudulent behaviour in taking pictures of the moon. The user reveals images of a moon image with a smaller size (170 x 170) on the display. At this time, the picture was blurred and the details on the moon could not be shown. Then the user turned off the lights in the room and took a photo with the telephoto lens of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.

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Samsung moon photography AI needs tuning

The result is not a blurry photo, but a calculated and fine-tuned photo of the moon that is clear. In fact, such posts have emerged endlessly. Samsung also posted that the “scene optimization” function developed since the S10 can use AI to help identify the shooting content of the screen content and help obtain the best imaging effect.

In addition, for shooting moon scenes, Samsung has added a “moon recognition engine” to its mobile phone. Once the AI ​​detects the moon with a high-magnification telephoto, the camera will dim the screen brightness and specify the best brightness. This is convenient for mobile phones to get a clear image of the moon.

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Not only that, when the user presses the shutter, the camera will automatically run several steps of calculations. It will finally provide a very bright and clear photo of the moon, which can be called computational photography. This time, netizens discovered a loophole in AI and made blurry moon pictures clearer. It cannot be said that Samsung’s moon photos are bad. It’s just the AI ​​algorithm, and the degree of acceptance varies from person to person.

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Samsung responds {UPDATE}

Since the report of Samsung falsifying its moon photography feature, there have been a lot of reactions. Most of the reaction is questioning the capacity of the Galaxy S23 Ultra to take images of the moon. Some users claim that what Samsung did is “fraudulent”. However, in a rather swift response, Samsung debunked the claims. The company claims that its images of the moon are directly from the Galaxy S23 Ultra. It also said that there was no image overlay or any form of processing.

In response, the official said: “Samsung is committed to providing the best photo experience under any conditions. When a user takes a picture of the moon, the AI-based scene optimization tech will recognize that the moon is the main subject and perform multi-frame synthesis, and then AI enhances image quality and colour detail. It does not apply any image overlaying to photos.”

Simply put, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra improves the image quality and colour details of the moon with multi-frame synthesis tech. This makes the image to be clearer rather than directly concealing it with false images.

The official added that if the user objects to the AI-based image optimization, he can disable the AI-based scene optimization function in the settings. This will stop the user’s photos from being enhanced in terms of detail. It’s worth noting that professional photographer, Fahim Al Mahmud Ashik showed images of the moon that were shot with high-end phones like the iPhone 14 Pro and OnePlus 11. As a result, similar multi-frame synthesis technology is now utilized by several mobile phone brands in addition to Samsung. Do you have the Galaxy S23 Ultra? Have you tried to use it to capture the moon? Let us know your experience in the comment section below

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