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Default Different camera module/casing on warranty swap S4? EDIT: nope, just plastic covering

So I ordered a warranty replacement for my S4 because I thought the bluetooth a2dp was not functioning right. Looks like it's probably my a2dp speaker, because both S4s don't work quite right with it. Oops!

One random thing I noticed, as I'm debating which one to send back (a bit too OCD, I know), is that the camera modules, or at least the outer casing, are different. Take a look at the photos.

Any thoughts on why they look different? I suppose some phone manufacturers make minor cosmetic changes as they hit their 5 or 10 millionth piece.

On the older one, there's a metal 'frame' which rings the lens (the white photo). Lots of scratches on it which seems inevitable based on the photos I've found. This 'newer' one does not.
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Galaxy S4 T-Mobile
[ROM] Wicked v5.1
[Recovery] TWRP 2.5.0.2
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Galaxy Nexus GSM
[ROM] XenonHD vXVIII
[Build] JZO54K 4.1.2
[Kernel] Leankernel 4.7exp2-180/interactive/deadline
[Recovery] TWRP 2.3.3.0
[Radio] I9250XXLF1
[Bootloader] PRIMELC03
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HP Touchpad 32gb
[ROM] Jcsullins 7/14/13 build with battery fix
 
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With more searching, I found this thread...

http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...mera-lens.html

And with different search terms, there are lots of much older threads on xda here.

Which raises the possibility that a lot of S4 users (myself obviously included) have kept this plastic covering on the camera, not realizing it's even there.

It certainly does not look like a temporary covering to me, especially if there's a cutout right in the middle!

Sorry, non-issue!

Galaxy S4 T-Mobile
[ROM] Wicked v5.1
[Recovery] TWRP 2.5.0.2
------------
Galaxy Nexus GSM
[ROM] XenonHD vXVIII
[Build] JZO54K 4.1.2
[Kernel] Leankernel 4.7exp2-180/interactive/deadline
[Recovery] TWRP 2.3.3.0
[Radio] I9250XXLF1
[Bootloader] PRIMELC03
------------
HP Touchpad 32gb
[ROM] Jcsullins 7/14/13 build with battery fix
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