Samsung Galaxy S10 gains dedicated Night mode in latest update

Samsung Galaxy S10 gains dedicated Night mode in latest update
If you've bought one of Samsung's newest Galaxy S10 flagships, you probably know that the phones don't come with a dedicated Night mode. With the help of the Bright Night feature, the phones are capable of taking pictures in low-light environments, but everything is done automatically, so you won't have to adjust any settings.

Rumored to arrive in late April or early May, the dedicated Night mode is now being pushed out as an update to all Galaxy S10 units across the globe. According to SamMobile, the update, which also contains the April security patch, has already made its way to Switzerland, but it's expected to rapidly expand to more countries in the coming days.

With the dedicated Night mode, Galaxy S10 users will be able to take photos whenever they want to capture long exposure pictures. Although it's not a completely new feature, Night mode allows you to specifically choose when to use a dedicated mode to capture pictures in the dark, whereas you couldn't do that before.

We're not convinced that the dedicated Night mode brings any real improvements to the pictures you take in low-light conditions, but our best is that it doesn't. Even so, you can now manually enable the Night mode whenever you plan to take shots in dark areas.

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18 Comments

1. chris2k5

Posts: 249; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

And night shots are still horrible. Samsung can cut their wrists

3. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Because you own S10 and already received the update. Get out

10. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It's the old Bright Night Shot, just rebranded and moved into the main screen of the S10+. Already received the update on my wife's phone, and it's as bad as it was before the update. There is a slight improvement in daylight pictures, more detailed and less overexposure, but low light and indoors photos are still average at best.

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4200; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

How's your iPhone night mode?

12. iloveapps

Posts: 855; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Why bother to brought apple when apple tried to make what you see is what you get in picture? Its only a gimmick for others to love talking pic at night and suddenly the result is almost daytime. And don’t worry butthurt, it will come soon in iphones and still you will find to cry about how apple is catching up and not being innovative. What’s the use of features if its bad? Same with face recognition in androids until apple do it what it should be. Also in Display, Samsung sucks until apple calibrated and copy how it is done. The same goes with folded phones, it sucks until apple get it done.

14. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It's sad that you actually believe all that bullcrap you just typed.

16. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

More sad thing is that we know iloveapps is peaceboy.

18. wickedwilly

Posts: 693; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

How soon is soon, 1 year 2, more? Will it even be as good, past experience says no. The S10 camera is already rated above all iPhones, as they have against the leading Android phones for years. The myth "Apple takes its time to get it right" was debunked light years ago. Only fools like you try to keep it alive. Even Face-ID is not an example of what phone biometrics should be, it is slow, does not work well in all uses, is not totally secure and demands an ugly notch that is an eyesore and reduces the viewing experience. Others already have better biometrics that combine the best of all methods, that is how it should be done.

8. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 573; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

"Cut their wrists" Wow thats a real dark attitude dont know how you survived without dark mode until now :/

2. libra89

Posts: 2280; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It will be interesting to try out.

4. legar123

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 26, 2019

the "night mode" is a joke... they just separated it out from the existing scene optimiser and named it night mode.. the photo quality is no different... it's not just me, users on XDA and reddit are also saying the same thing.

6. cmdacos

Posts: 4200; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Post a link because I can't find anything where a hands on test of the new software was done.

11. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Check reddit, tons of pictures on there. As he said, it's just a rebranded Bright Night Shot mode. Useless to say the least.

7. IHateAlanILikePeter

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 18, 2019

so Gcam is still the way to go for night pictues on QCOM S10+?

9. blingblingthing

Posts: 960; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

S10 has another night mode? Looks like iPhone users will need to wait 2-4 years for their own night mode.

13. iloveapps

Posts: 855; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

But when apple put it in their camera it will be 5 years ahead in quality.

15. blingblingthing

Posts: 960; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Let's be realistic here, when has Apple been ahead in tech? They watch what others do then implement it. Portrait cameras, finger print scanner, phablets etc. No way will Apple be ahead in camera tech.

17. ramdroid

Posts: 132; Member since: May 21, 2016

Just got the update and compared the results to mate 20 pro. It's actually better than Huawei's... daytime I had the chance to compare it with p30 pro and I honestly dont know how much Huawei paid the reviewers but that yellow tinted day photos are extremely awful...dont know about the p30 at night though... but Huawei benefits from using the night mode with all 3 lenses. Samsung use it with only the main lens. What a shame

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