Update allows Huawei P30 and P30 Pro users to take selfies in the dark
Night Mode on the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro allows users to snap viewable photos in low-light conditions. According to Huawei Central, an update is currently being pushed out to these two models that will allow the Night Mode feature to be used with both phone's front-facing 32MP selfie camera. This will allow users to take portraits in less than optimal lighting. Following the update you will see a Super Night Mode option when you open the camera app and switch to the front-facing camera.
In addition to widening the use of Night Mode, the update includes the August Android security patch and comes with 220.127.116.11 of Huawei's EMUI user interface for Android. It has already been disseminated in China and will roll out to other markets over the next few weeks. And while the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro weren't sold through U.S. carriers (no surprise there), B&H Photo offered the Latin American variant of both models in the states with its own U.S. warranty. So there are some U.S. consumers who should be watching out for this update. If the phone is set up for automatic updates, users will see the update appear, well, automatically. Or they can go to Settings> System> Software update> Check for updates.
Huawei's Night Mode feature has been well received with some believing that it does a better job at producing viewable pictures in the dark than Google's Night Sight. We would expect that Huawei will include a front-facing Super Night Mode feature with the upcoming Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro right out of the box. Night Mode and Super Night Mode work by taking multiple exposures and combining them to form a single photograph with more light and less noise.
Example of a photo snapped using Huawei's Night Mode