Samsung’s latest update for the Galaxy S10 brings a dedicated Night mode to the camera app. It was rumored before that the company would be bringing a dedicated Night mode to its latest flagships with a software update in late April or early May, and that’s exactly what has happened. This update also includes the April 2019 security patch and is available in Switzerland at the moment.
It seems Samsung has simply spun out the Bright Night feature into a separate Night mode, so the quality of photos with Night mode active is the same as it would be with Bright Night doing its thing. However, the highlight with this update is that you can now take photos in Night mode anytime you want, instead of the phone deciding when to take long exposure shots, which was rather problematic considering the feature only kicked in when it was extremely dark.
A dedicated mode for shooting in the dark should have been on the Galaxy S10 from day one, but better late than never, right? Hopefully, Samsung is also working on further improvements to the Galaxy S10’s low-light capabilities, as Night mode continues to produce noisy, soft pictures without any of the sharpness we see on competing devices like Google’s Pixel phones and Huawei’s P20 Pro or Mate 20 Pro.
The new update is yet to arrive in any country other than Switzerland, but the rollout should expand in the coming days. You can also keep checking if it’s available by tapping Download and install in the Settings » Software update menu from time to time, and we’ll update this post once more markets start receiving the update.