After numerous reports from Samsung Galaxy S5 users, particularly those who are on Verizon and Sprint networks, the South Korean firm has acknowledged that some of their flagship handsets have been affected by a bug which permanently disables the smartphone’s 16-megapixel rear camera.
The folks over at XDA Developers have tried various troubleshooting steps to try to work their way around the error message (Warning: Camera Failed) including Resetting the phone using Recovery but to no avail.
But all is not lost. According to Samsung, impacted phones will be covered by the standard limited warranty and will be promptly replaced by the company or by the network provider.
Just to reiterate, the number of handsets impacted by the error is only minimal so it’s not something to lose sleep on. We know that it kinda suck to encounter a severe bug on a device that’s a barely a month old, but we’re just glad that Samsung is manning up about the problem.