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Samsung working on dedicated Night mode for Galaxy S10 camera?

Samsung is reportedly working on bringing a dedicated Night mode to the camera on its latest flagships. Samsung’s response to the critically acclaimed dedicated night modes on Google and Huawei phones is a feature called Bright Night on the Galaxy S10 lineup, but the feature turned out to be a dud, partly because it doesn’t work very well and partly because Bright Night only works when the camera deems it necessary. Users can’t manually force their Galaxy S10 to use the Bright Night feature, but that will apparently change with an upcoming software update.

Tipster Ice universe says this particular software update could come out in April or May and that it will also update the camera algorithm. Since the Galaxy S10’s camera hardware cannot be upgraded to match Huawei’s, Samsung will have to turn to advanced software processing to achieve the kind of results you see on Google’s Pixel phones, and we’re guessing that is what the algorithm part may be referring to.

Of course, it’s best to remain skeptical until such a software update actually shows up, even though Ice universe has a pretty solid track record with such rumors. Samsung has openly said that it will improve the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+, but the company is yet to say anything about improving the Galaxy S10 trio’s camera performance. We’ve reached out to Samsung for a comment and have our fingers crossed we’ll get an affirmative response, although we’re not very hopeful that will actually be the case.

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o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I think it’s unfair to compare “Night Mode”. Samsung had it right with it being an auto function on scene optimiser! If you’re complaining about night mode, then spend literally 10 minutes reading about how to use Pro Mode and then you can take even better night shots than “night mode”. And remember you can save up to 3 configured Pro mode settings. So you can 3 different “Night Modes” depending on indoor, outdoor, and whatever the heck you want! To me “Night Mode” is just a gimmick. You have Pro Mode and the flash. How lazy do you have… Read more »

locarno
locarno

“Since the Galaxy S10’s camera hardware cannot be upgraded to match Huawei’s, Samsung will have to turn to advanced software processing to achieve the kind of results you see on Google’s Pixel phones”

But you know that S10 have best hardware camera ? Google and Huawei have better photos because they are created with software processing.

zlobster
zlobster

Uhm, no. Pixel, P30 Pro, Nokia 9 PV all have better sensors and optics for low light conditions. My S9+ makes better night stills and videos, for crying out loud.

Even daylight shots are sharper for the bunch I mentioned above.

No need to google anything, I’ve compared it myself.

locarno
locarno

Samsung f1/5
P30 pro f1/6

zlobster
zlobster

If that is your best argument, I won’t even consider taking the discussion further.

locarno
locarno

So what other manufacters have better than Samsung?

mklasse83
mklasse83

What blew me away from Huawei latest phones are you could take pictures in night mode, the phone will ask you to hold for 4 secs or more, but you don’t have to hold the phone perfectly still (it is impossible to do without tripod), but if the objects in the photo is moving, it looks moving in the image. So I took pictures of pretty cool effects using night mode in broad daylight (ie. took picture of water mill with the mill turning but the rest of the picture is perfectly still, no camera shake) Question is, does Samsung… Read more »

Biransahin
Biransahin

I can’t understand how they can’t make a permanent setting for night mode. You can great photos at night, better than the Pixel with some pro mode settings. They should take those settings and save them as a night mode. It shouldn’t be difficult to do. In the meantime there are excellent tutorials on YouTube on pro mode usage for Samsung cameras. Worth looking at. You can save your optimum pro mode setting for night shots so you need only set it up once. Highly recommended. 🙂

hammadk
hammadk

Hey Guys, quick question. can i flash my S10+ from Portugal TPH to United Kindom TBU. I am unable to use Samsung Pay and Google Pay as it has a country lock of some sort. It is unlocked handset though. any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks

Biransahin
Biransahin

Under normal circumstances you can flash the new firmware safely, but of course there’s a risk. I’ve flashed updates for years as where I live has,been slow, though for the past couple of years for some reason now we’re one of the first. I’m not sure what will happen with Samsung and Google Pay functionality but you could try it. NOTE : Do this at your own risk. If you brick your phone, it’s on you. LOLOL.

hammadk
hammadk

Thanks, mate, so switching CSC shouldn’t be a problem do you think?

jekylnaruto
jekylnaruto

yep no problem. the phone itself will changed that new csc to be compatible with your system. I’ve done it a million times with my other phones. it will trigger back to your old csc. just keep in mind the SoC though. SD and Exynos.

zlobster
zlobster

Wonder what use will it have, as the low-light performance of the camera is abysmal to begin with.

Their only way are some fancy algorithms, but due to the above mentioned reson, it will suffer from horrible reproduction accuracy.

skyethur
skyethur

How about the 25W support of the S10 series?? any update?

CroGamer1
CroGamer1

It’s not possible. This has hardware implications. The S10 family will be forever stuck with QuickCharge 2.0 (i.e., 15W charging). The S10 5G is an exception since it has 25W charging speeds by hardware.

hogar
hogar

That’s great. Pixel isn’t available in my country and my Huawei record hasn’t been good. My P20 Pro erased all my job data and my Mate 20 Pro had Gluegate in two devices.

lfcrodrigues
lfcrodrigues

It should be there FROM THE START. I have the S10e, coming from Pixel 2XL,and night time let me down. Front facing camera also (especially on medium to low light). I also hate portrait mode in this CONDITIONS, compared to my Pixel, Samsung is faar from it. A lot of smoothing and saturated Colors. In day time Samsung is better, hands down, but that’s it. They need to improve their cameras, they are now far behind and I HOPE for the best since I own one S10 now.

jekylnaruto
jekylnaruto

do you even know that videos are still part of that camera of yours? do you even know that no other companies can exceed the videos produced by samsung cameras? other companies may exceed in photography but in videography no one can match samsungs. so don’t be so crazy about your pixel’s coz’ they just rely on the cameras software from the billion picturesl algorithms we send to google photos.

deliquescator
deliquescator

Sammy had a very good (for the time) Night Mode on the Note 3. Why they got rid of it and didn’t continue on making it better is beyond me. Now they’re playing catch up to a feature they excelled at before…

Saranan Majilya
Saranan Majilya

I think S10 night photos are quite good. But any improvement is always welcome. Personally I don’t like daytime like photo in night photo.

lfcrodrigues
lfcrodrigues

Coming from Pixel I feel exacly the opposite. Night time on Samsung is a SHAME. Reaally. Day time is better because The S10 has better dynamic rage so I am pleased by it

jekylnaruto
jekylnaruto

and pixels videos also are extremely shameful compared to Samsung incomparable videos.

djcbs
djcbs

Well, this IS what I’ve heard from Samsung reps since before the 8th of March. Samsung reps were clearly told about this feature (and it wasn’t Bright Night) and were shown the feature.
So I wouldn’t be surprised to see it coming.
My guess is that Samsung wasn’t pleased with the performance of the Night Mode on launch so they took it out and delayed it for later.

But let’s see. Huawei’s Night Mode is pretty impressive. Much much better than the iPixel’s. So Samsung needs to really nail it.