Samsung Galaxy Note 9 update brings camera improvements, Night Mode still missing

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 update brings camera improvements, Night Mode still missing
Samsung is pushing out a new update that brings a couple of improvements to the Galaxy Note 9's camera. It's not something major, but it's those little things that make life easier that many users are looking for more often than not.

The South Korean company is delivering the April security patch (May patch for some) to the Galaxy Note 9 users and is using the opportunity to add some enhancements to the phone's camera. As SamMobile points out, the update adds a new option that enables Galaxy Note 9 users to switch FOV (field of view) between standard and wide-angle when taking selfies.

There's one little addition that adds something related to the Night Mode, but it's not actually a Night Mode like that included in the Galaxy S10 phones. This update adds an option to schedule the Night Mode for the camera UI. Basically, you can either let the GPS track your location and automatically switch to a dark theme after sunset, or you can set your own schedule for that.

The Galaxy Note 9 doesn't include a Night Mode for the camera app like the Galaxy S10, but that doesn't mean Samsung won't bring it in at some point. It's just that it's now saving it for its most recent smartphones.

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Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)



1. bucknassty

Posts: 1365; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

funny... thought this night mode that originally was developers options is showing up in my display options... guess i have a different note 9

2. aodfan

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

I guess they are still screwing us around and not replaced Video Pro Mode that was taken away with Pie.

3. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Maybe Samsung wants older phone to upgrade to the new flagship in order to get the latest feature.

5. ramdroid

Posts: 138; Member since: May 21, 2016

Thats why iPhone x have the smart Hdr from iPhone xs? Dude hold an s8 and an s10 in ur hands. The software and features are exactly the same

4. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

The camera software needs an overhaul, there haven't been any major changes for years now.

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