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Galaxy S10 update with dedicated camera night mode now widely available

The latest Galaxy S10 update that started rolling out earlier this week is now more widely available. This update is an important one, as it brings a change many Galaxy S10 users had been asking for: A dedicated Night mode can now be found in the camera app. As we had explained earlier, Samsung has simply separated the Bright Night functionality from the camera’s Scene Optimizer feature and turned it into a Night mode, so users can now fire it up at whim.

And that’s an important change. Before the new update arrived, it was the phone itself that would decide when it should use Bright Night, and Samsung had tuned it to kick in only in extremely dark situations. Now, even in scenarios where the automatic mode would take good pictures, you can use Night mode to take brighter photos. As an example of this, we’ve added a comparison below of a scene shot in Night mode (swipe left) and the regular Photo mode (swipe right).

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And we’d say it’s high time a dedicated Night mode came back to Samsung’s flagship phones, as the company had removed Night mode from its flagship devices a few years ago when it started equipping them with cameras that automatically take great pictures in low-light conditions. The next step would be to bring its flagships’ low-light capabilities up to par with what some of the competing smartphones are offering, and we believe Samsung should do that with the Galaxy S11 at the latest or risk falling further behind.

So if you own a Galaxy S10e, S10, or S10+, go ahead and check if the update is available for you. You can do that by tapping Download and install in the Software update menu of the Settings app. The update is a 205 MB download over the air and also includes the latest Android security patch.

  • 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
  • Model: SM-G975F
  • Dimensions: 74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm
  • Display: 6.4"(162.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP.CMOS F2.4 45° Telephoto & 12MP F1.5/F2.4 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide

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harshaanl
harshaanl

Still havent received this update on my S10+ Dual Sim in South Africa…. so annoying

nathan807
nathan807

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.

DJ SNap
DJ SNap

I just installed this update and somehow fingerprint sensor is working way batter.

locarno
locarno

The screenshot from OTA is for what country or CSC code ?

locarno
locarno

“The stability of Wi-Fi has been improved.”

What they fixed exactly ?

ashwinrajsr
ashwinrajsr

There were times when it wouldn’t connect back to my WiFi once I return home. It would detect the network, however, every time I tried to force it to connect, it would error out saying “authentication error”. The only way for me to reconnect to WiFi was to reboot the phone.

locarno
locarno

Thanks for sharing this info !

locarno
locarno

“is now more widely available.”

Which countries exactly ?

locarno
locarno

Where this Pizza Hit is located ?

locarno
locarno

“back to Samsung’s flagship phones, as the company had removed Night mode from its flagship devices a few years ago”

I have this mode on my old A5 2016.

locarno
locarno

“it was the phone itself that would decide when it should use Bright Night”

This is still available ?

Pacific17
Pacific17

I tried it and it works ok, I’m satisfied with it..I’ve no problem with it as I don’t do low light photography that much..Yes, its Nowhere near to Google pixel and Huawei level..but still something is better than nothing. Now I’m waiting for that 25w charging update from Samsung.so I can juice up my phone fast. As my s10 battery backup is average. Hope in next update we will get that 25W tweak. Finger crossed.

karelnovak
karelnovak

Fully agree and Samsung needs to add 25W charging support to S10 series. Still I don’t understand why it wasn’t available out of the box for such a high-end price device incl. 25w charger, especially if Samsung release it for mid range A series one month(!) after flagship S10 releases. It’s really undignified to discuss here and hope for 25W charging support when competitors already implemented 50W charging technology. It’s time to wake up Samsung and finally leave Note 7 paranoia…

kingrohan
kingrohan

I think you didn’t notice but this update also updated the Fingerprint software.
Now the fingerprint has become faster than ever, unlocks every single time even with a light touch.

Biransahin
Biransahin

What do you think of it Abhijeet? Is it an improvement or do you think it’s possible to get even better shots with Pro Mode adjustments?