Breaking: Galaxy S10 gets dedicated Night mode in camera with new update

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.

  • Model: SM-G970F
  • Dimensions: 69.9 x 142.2 x 7.9mm
  • Display: 5.8” (146.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS F1.5/F2.4 (77°) & 16MP, CMOS F2.2 (123°)Ultra Wide
  • Model: SM-G973F
  • Dimensions: 70.4 x 149.9 x 7.8mm
  • Display: 6.1"(157.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP.CMOS F2.4 45° Telephoto & 12MP F1.5 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide

View Comments (19)

  • I have a problem with the night mode one ui that did not automatically return default the next day. I hope it is solved. Also, do you know if the notification led is placed default around the camera?

  • I'm a sprint galaxy s10 user and I got the aprill security patch 3 days ago.
    Theres no night mode in the camera app.

  • I hope they've actually made some improvements...
    I currently use the Google Camera port for night shots.

  • If this has no real change to the current night mode version that's on the scene optimizer, then it's a waste of time, a pointless update, samsung is falling behind, samsung now has one of the worse night photography of any flagship, all others, specially huawai have left them in the dust, even one plus has now a better, more advance night mode, I guess we will have to rely on the Google camera APK forever.

  • "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."

    Link ?

  • I think you could share information about April security patch and night mode in one article.

    "and we’ll update this post once more markets start receiving the update."

    Update previous aricle "Samsung now rolling out April security patch for the Galaxy S10".

  • "instead of the phone deciding when to take long exposure shots"

    This is still available or they removed this function ?

  • "and Huawei’s P20 Pro or Mate 20 Pro."

    You should write P30 Pro ! P20 Pro is outdated phone and can be compared to S9+.

    • This is samsung not Huawei, as they are on the way out anyway after the google rejection sanction.

  • Truly speaking Samsung's Night Mode is just Gimmick work in order to retain sorry Cheat the Customers Night Mode has introduced. still, it is way behind the P30 pro and Google Phone.

  • All this hype and no mention about north america.
    Very biased write up as if North america got it which we have May already and zero night mode standalone. Remember there's more than exynos out there, and not all has gotten the aforementioned improvements.
    Not every device is unlocked and not F series.
    IF one desires pixels camera, one should get a pixel and not pixelate a samsung.