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Samsung Galaxy S10 Starts Receiving Dedicated Night Mode to Take on Google's Night Sight: Report

Samsung Galaxy S10 Starts Receiving Dedicated Night Mode to Take on Google's Night Sight: Report

Samsung Galaxy S10 is reportedly getting a new update in Switzerland that adds dedicated Night mode

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 is said to add the Night mode to its camera app
  • The new mode comes as an extension to the Bright Night feature
  • The latest software update also reportedly brings April security patch

Samsung Galaxy S10 is getting a dedicated Night mode through a software update. The new mode, which resembles Google's Night Sight, comes as an extension to the Bright Night feature that was spotted late last year to improve low-light shots. The previous feature was using software-based algorithms on the Galaxy S10 to detect when it requires to take long exposure shots. However, with the new development, users just have to select the available Night mode through the camera app to capture photos in night. The Galaxy S10 users in Switzerland are initially receiving the new software update over-the-air. Nevertheless, it is likely to reach global users in the coming future.

According to a report by SamMobile, the latest software update for the Samsung Galaxy S10 brings the dedicated Night mode to its camera app. The mode appears to be a spin-off of the Bright Night feature.

To recall, the Bright Night feature that was spotted within the code of the Samsung Camera app featured on a One UI beta version last year. It was using software intelligence to improve lighting in the shots automatically. In contrast, the Night mode reportedly comes as an allocated feature in the camera app that can be used at any time. The mode sits next to the Panorama mode in the mode selector strip.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Night mode emerges through the latest software update
Photo Credit: SamMobile


Upon selecting the Night mode, the camera app on the Samsung Galaxy S10 notifies users to hold the handset steady to capture night shots. It seems the new addition considers multiple frames and stacks them to deliver brighter results. The process could be similar to how Google has designed its Night Sight feature.

Having said that, Samsung may be using its native algorithms to improve results in low lighting conditions. These algorithms could be similar to what was powering the Bright Night feature previously.

The latest software update is also said to bring the latest April 2019 security patch to the Galaxy S10. Moreover, it is initially rolling out in Switzerland, though the update is expected to hit other regions in the coming days.


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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Sturdy and compact
  • Very good cameras
  • Powerful SoC
  • Bad
  • Gets warm under heavy load
  • Hole-punch design might not appeal to everyone
Display 6.10-inch
Processor Samsung Exynos 9820
Front Camera 10-megapixel
Rear Camera 12-megapixel + 12-megapixel + 16-megapixel
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 3400mAh
OS Android 9.0

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Jagmeet Singh writes about consumer technology for Gadgets 360, out of New Delhi. Jagmeet is a senior reporter for Gadgets 360, and has frequently written about apps, computer security, Internet services, and telecom developments. Jagmeet is available on Twitter at @JagmeetS13 or Email at jagmeets@ndtv.com. Please send in your leads and tips. More
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