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Galaxy S10 Bright Night camera feature discovered in One UI beta

From a hardware standpoint, Samsung’s flagship smartphones are the best out there for low-light photography, and the Galaxy S10 may be even better thanks to some software tricks. The folks over at XDA Developers have discovered code in the Galaxy Note 9’s Android Pie beta camera app that hints at a dedicated camera mode for bright pictures “even in very dark conditions.” This would be similar to Google’s Night Sight and Huawei’s Night Mode feature.

As you can see in the image below, the text in the code makes for a pretty clear hint. Bright Night seems to be the new camera feature’s name, with Super Night describing just how it would work: taking multiple shots and combining them to get brighter images. Samsung’s new flagships already combine multiple shots for excellent end results in all conditions, and Bright Night is likely to add long exposure and slow shutter speeds to the mix for better low-light shots. Think of it as an automated Pro mode, as it would¬†adjust the necessary camera parameters on its own instead of putting the onus on the user.

Samsung’s implementation is likely to depend mainly on long exposure times and slow shutter speed. Google’s implementation of Night Sight on Pixel phones uses machine learning and software processing, but while Samsung doesn’t have any major machine learning skills, factors like a camera sensor with F1.5 aperture should even things out.

Bright Night might someday make its way to currents flagships (Galaxy S9 and Note 9), similar to how Super Slow-mo or AR Emoji were released for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8. That may take a few months, however, as Samsung is going to need the Galaxy S10 to offer as many exclusive features as possible to attract consumers.

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SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

This sounds like a good addition. Now Samsung bring back the old camera interface and get rid of this one introduced with S9 a lo iPhone. I also miss the ability to put my preferred modes as individual icons on the home screen like I could do on my Note 8.

ash55
ash55

Finally something to compete with Night Sight and Huwaei’s Night mode. Samsung camera for this year is pretty embarrassingly average.

Biransahin
Biransahin

This would be a good idea. I have my own permanent pro mode setting on my Note9 that produces better low light pics, bright, and less noise than on the Pixel 3 for example. It would be nice for this to be available for people who aren’t into photography or using Pro.

siaho
siaho

Yep, from a pure hardware stand point the galaxy 9 series have the edge. Pro mode surely helps bringing up bright enough night shots that are more natural and not super heavy processed via machine learning and whatnot.

Sepirwa1611
Sepirwa1611

What settings do you have.