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Galaxy S10 now has Night mode for selfies and telephoto camera

A major new software update for the Galaxy S10 series started rolling out yesterday in some parts of Europe, and it expands the camera’s Night mode to the telephoto rear camera and the front-facing camera. Samsung’s implementation of Night mode has been quite impressive and well received, but it was limited to the primary and ultra-wide rear cameras on the Galaxy S10 lineup and last year’s flagships. The Note 10/10+ introduced Night mode for both selfies and 2x zoom photos, and the Galaxy S10/S10+ now have the functionality as well. The Galaxy S10e only gets it for the front camera since it doesn’t have a telephoto lens.

As we had noted in our Galaxy Note 10+ review, Samsung continues to use the primary camera for 2x zoom photos in very dark conditions even in Night mode, but where it does stick to the telephoto sensor, the results are quite pleasing compared to the photos you would get in the automatic Photo mode. On the Galaxy S10 lineup, Night mode for the telephoto camera is even more useful given the smaller aperture of the sensor – the S10, and S10+ have an F2.4 telephoto camera while the Note 10 and Note 10+ have an F2.1 sensor.

Night mode for the front camera is less of a necessity on the Galaxy S10 lineup, as it sports a wider aperture for the front-facing camera (F1.9) compared to the Galaxy Note 10 duo (which have F2.2 front cameras). That doesn’t mean it won’t come in handy, and if you’re wondering how much of a difference Night mode can make for selfies, you can check out the comparison between a regular and a Night mode selfie below (swipe left for the Night mode photo). A sample of a Night mode photo with the telephoto camera is included just below the selfie shot.

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  • 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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horiakyys
horiakyys

How are those effects made?

novotna
novotna

Again only s10 and n10 and note 9 you somehow embarrassed, but why.Note 9 it would be better if he has spen !!!

torrellclement
torrellclement

Will the Galaxy S9/Note9 series get Night Mode as mentioned for Front cameras/2x zoom even though the S9/Note9 series front camera have larger aperture of f1.7 compared to specified f1.9 of S10 series and f2.2 of Note10 series, which would probably make Night mode a bit more useful? And unlike the S10/Note10 series front cameras, the 2018 flagships do not feature Dual Pixel technology which could have compensated for the smaller apertures on this year’s phones, so even with the wider aperture, Night Mode would be useful for reducing noise in selfies with the S9/Note9 series phones.

Thanu bro
Thanu bro

Yes u are right

novotna
novotna

You’re right