Earlier this week, we got wind that some owners of the Verizon Galaxy S5 were experiencing camera issues with their shiny new smartphone. The devices were said to be presenting a “Warning: Camera Failed” message whenever the user tried to snap some photos. Now Samsung and Verizon have confirmed the issue and offered those affected a solution.
Samsung has told The Verge that it’s aware that a “limited number” of Galaxy S5 models are being presented with “Camera Failure” error messages. The company says that anyone that’s running into the bug can call 1-888-987-4357 or visit their carrier to exchange their defective unit for a new one.
Verizon has also issued a statement on the matter. The big red carrier took to Twitter today to say that any of its customers that are being greeted with the “Warning: Camera Failed” message can contact the @VZWsupport account to resolve the problem. Verizon says that it will issue a replacement unit if necessary.
There’s no word yet on exactly what’s causing this camera failure, but the fact that the bug renders the Galaxy S5’s 16-megapixel shooter unusable makes this a pretty big issue. The good news is that Samsung and Verizon have acknowledged the problem and are issuing replacement models to anyone affected. Obviously having to send in a broken GS5 and set up a new unit isn’t ideal, but hey, at least doing so means that you’ll have a working camera again.
Have any of you been hit by the “Warning: Camera Failed” bug?