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Camera Night mode for Galaxy Note 9 arrives with latest monthly update

We know that a lot of you have been looking forward to the dedicated camera Night mode for the Galaxy Note 9. The June 2019 update already brought this feature to the Galaxy S9/S9+ last week. It was only a matter of time before the Galaxy Note 9 got it as well.

Samsung is now rolling out the latest monthly update for the Galaxy Note 9. It not only features the Night mode but also the ability to scan QR codes without using Bixby Vision.

Night mode for Galaxy Note 9 included in latest update

Samsung is rolling out firmware version N960FXXU3CSF9 for the Galaxy Note 9. It’s available over-the-air in Germany and can also be downloaded from our firmware section. The firmware weighs in at just under 704MB and does include the latest security patch for the month of June 2019. The changelog mentions that camera performance has been improved as well.

The first thing we checked after installing this update on one of our devices was whether it brought Night mode to the Galaxy Note 9. We’re glad to report that it does indeed bring the dedicated Night mode to last year’s flagship phablet.

Our impression of the Night mode on the Galaxy S9 was that it works as well as the Galaxy S10’s Night mode. That’s going to be the case on the Galaxy Note 9 as well. The camera app also gets a built-in QR code scanner. It will no longer be required to use Bixby Vision or a third-party QR code-scanning app. The quick toggle in the notification shade can be used to scan QR codes using the camera app itself.

Samsung has just started rolling out this firmware update. It’s going to be a while before it goes live for users across the globe. Are you excited to try out the Night mode on your Galaxy Note 9? Let us know in the comments below.


  • Model: SM-N960F
  • Dimensions: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm
  • Display: 6.4" (162.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 CMOS Dual OIS (F1.5/F2.4) & Telephoto: 12MP AF F2.4)

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arminas1781
arminas1781

I didn’t get it on my note 9 or did my wife.

BlackShuyin
BlackShuyin

Did they also change the Animation when the Power cable was plugged in?

First, Connected with cable, an Animation was shown at the bottom of the Phone. Now a big circle in the middle is displayed like it was shown at Wireless Charging.

Could you check this?

sokol.1
sokol.1

Yes it shows a circle like the wireless charge does

kingston1984
kingston1984

I have an unlocked note 9 in Romania and I`m still on april security patch so..yeah …sammy does a h..ll of a job

MR E
MR E

I’ve been seeing a bunch of noise about the OneUI update (if it’s been included in the download) plaguing users with a bunch of pop-up ads. Has anyone seen this behaviour with this update, or is it specifc to just the OneUI update that you can install from either Galaxy Store or Google Play?
M.

SamsungAmbassadorsUS
SamsungAmbassadorsUS

That’s a 3rd party app

Abhijeet M.
Abhijeet M.

One UI update from the Galaxy Store or Google Play? One UI is a system update so it won’t be on an app store. 🙂

MR E
MR E

Look for One UI Home… on either store… it’s there. If I could post a screenshot I would.

PookiePrancer
PookiePrancer

Apparently, this won’t be coming to Snapdragon versions at all.

paul1035
paul1035

For those of you saying the S10 didn’t get this first, it really did. It got this feature in April’s update. US carriers have been stripping out the new features and only giving you the security updates. The question is WHY!?!?

bayfisher
bayfisher

No dedicated night mode for camera on the s10 snapdragon.
I am on may and have been for 43 days.

locarno
locarno

Why S10 don’t have QR scanner feature ?

Jewelx Chin
Jewelx Chin

I am the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Owner~ I’m very satisfying the Samsung Galaxy Note 9’s features~ Now adding the Night Mode Update I think will be Super Useful~

fenixmobile
fenixmobile

I hope that samsung has corrected the blunder on its high-end phones. The flash mode before taking the picture. Currently the note 9 and s10 computers have this failure. (If you are in a completely dark room, activate the flash and press on the screen the area you want to focus these devices do not turn on the flash and it is impossible to take the photo with the focus detail to your liking) instead mid-range equipment low and other brands that occupy Android if they have the function. I hope this information comes to samsung and correct this garrafal… Read more »

henklbr
henklbr

1. This is an international community, so messages in English (translated your message in Google Translate)
2. You can report above directly to Samsung in the Samsung Members-app

Hambone01
Hambone01

Still no night mode on any of the U.S. s10 phones or China phones with the snapdragon chip

locoguy87
locoguy87

Live in Canada for Rogers

Cliff822
Cliff822

As soon as I seen this article I looked to see if I got the update but no luck I only got the may update smh. Sammy y’all way behind even the s8 gets may update wtf

Biransahin
Biransahin

It’s just in Germany right now, it’ll take a while to hit every country with the Exynos version. Be patient, I know it’s hard but you should have it soon. Beware though if your phone is a carrier version, you’ll be at the mercy of your carrier who can take their sweet time to release it. That’s outside of Samsungs control unfortunately. I have consistently got every update within the same month the patch was released on my unlocked Note9 so personally I’ve no complaints. However Samsung should try to get their consistency better.

Jasi2169
Jasi2169

Man now the unlocked version has multi csc inbuilt, just flash fermany dbt firmware and when u run the update with ur local service sim it will automatically select ur region CSC.

All firmwares now are same even their hashes are same u can match urself and even unpack csc.img file and see

likeson2
likeson2

Hello, I need help, how do I get pie update for N960USQS1ARJA?? Or what firmware can I download so I update??

SamsungAmbassadorsUS
SamsungAmbassadorsUS

What’s your model number

Biransahin
Biransahin

Excellent article. Really looking forward to testing the night mode on my Note9 against my own preferences for pro mode settings. I still imagine my own settings for each night scenario will be better than night mode but maybe not! Will see soon enough!

PookiePrancer
PookiePrancer

So…July or August, before Tmobile US gets it.

bayfisher
bayfisher

I guess the jokes on the s10 series as again, Samsung being negligent sending dedicated night mode to all others and not to the s10 first as the rest of earth on exynos already got it.
Logic is lost.
The jokes keep coming.

Yousef206
Yousef206

Well note 9 was a 1000 dollar flagship !

RomanBRS
RomanBRS

Which one is better to have, Exynos or Snapdragon? I have Exynos and I’m fully satisfied but I want CPU Snapdragon… (S10)

Biransahin
Biransahin

The difference is negligible. The main difference is that the Exynos version can shoot in higher frame rate video than the Snapdragon. Unfortunately it’s disabled in order to keep the devices the same, but with root you can enable it. However, overall, unless you’re carrying a Snapdragon phone in one pocket and an Exynos in the other, you’ll not see any differences worth thinking about. I’ve used both but personally prefer Exynos as I think the phones are designed around Samsungs own processors first. Again, though that might just be my impression. No matter what you have, they’re both very… Read more »

RomanBRS
RomanBRS

I’m sure both are great. If I can decide which one I take I would probably Exynos for updates and quicker

valii
valii

hi can you please tell me how to enable to shoot in higher frames? i have note 9 exynos (root)

Biransahin
Biransahin

Check out XDA developers site. I did it with an S7 Edge which was out of warranty but haven’t tried with Note9 to be honest. But their site will have the relevant information if it’s possible with that particular Exynos chip.