Lines on my camera image? What could cause this? Seems like a hardware issue.

nsouth

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These lines started showing up on my camera on my Galaxy S22 Plus.
  • They only appear on my main rear lens (not zoom, wide-angle, or front lenses)
  • They appear on all camera apps I use, both photo and video
  • They are fixed and don't seem to flicker, change, or move
  • They showed up all at once one day, not gradually
  • The phone was not recently dropped
  • The issue is not with a case/cover/protector (I took mine off to be sure)
  • I've reset the partition cache because someone claimed it might help. It didn't.
I'd like an idea of what this is so that I can get an idea of the cost to repair. Might the entire camera need to be replaced? The sensor? Any insight would be great. Thanks!

Here are 2 photos: one at normal zoom and one at around 2.5x to show that the lines get "zoomed in," too, when using digital zoom. Both photos are with the main rear lens.

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nsouth

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Hi there.
  • Yes, the issue happens in Safe Mode
  • I'm hesitant to do a factory reset simply because of the inconvenience and time it would take to back up and restore all of my data, apps, and configurations.
  • How do I know if my phone is still under manufacturer warranty? I purchased it used a few months ago from an online seller.
 

B. Diddy

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Oh well, warranty is non-transferable.

I was suggesting factory reset more as a last resort before bringing it to a repair shop, because they would almost certainly have to wipe the phone in the course of the repair.
 
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rvbfan

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It happening when using other camera apps is a dead giveaway of failing hardware, sorry.
Is it too late to return it to the seller? If not, that would be my choice.
 
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