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US Galaxy S10 June update doesn’t include dedicated Night mode

Samsung rolled out a big Galaxy S10 update last month which brought a dedicated Night mode for the camera. What the update basically did is allow manual access to the Night mode which would previously only trigger automatically. The results remained more or less the same, but at least you could now choose when you wanted the Night mode to work its magic.

The feature has since trickled down to devices like the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy Note 9 with the June 2019 update. Unfortunately, the Galaxy S10 didn’t get the feature in last month’s update, and it’s not getting the dedicated Night mode with this month’s update either.

US Galaxy S10 isn’t getting a couple of new features

T-Mobile today started rolling out the June 2019 security update for the Galaxy S10 on its network. While the update firmware version G973USQS2ASF7 does bring the latest security patch for the month of June 2019, it doesn’t bring the dedicated Night mode. This is hardly surprising. The June update that T-Mobile released for the Galaxy Note 9 three days ago didn’t come with these features either.

The June update for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 even added the ability to scan QR codes from the camera app itself without having to use Bixby Vision. This feature wasn’t present on the Galaxy S10 series initially but the June update for the Exynos variant added it. Since US customers get the Snapdragon variant, they won’t be happy to hear that this update doesn’t include the built-in QR scanner as well.

Other models of the Galaxy S10 will soon receive this update as well. T-Mobile’s rival carriers will also be rolling out the update for the Galaxy S10 series on their networks in the near future. It’s going to be the same situation for everyone and users will certainly not be happy about it.

This means that it may not be until when the July update starts rolling out that the Snapdragon-variant gets these features. Even that can’t be said for sure, but many will keep their fingers crossed for it nonetheless.

  • Model: SM-G973U
  • 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

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Anonymous
Anonymous

news flash. ATT in the USA locked so far the ONLY carrier with night camera mode. TODAY.

Anonymous
Anonymous

The article is about snapdragon and none with exynos. Exynos already got theirs.
It serves no relative use to gloat when all else are without the features.
In the civilized North american continent, we have yet to have ANY features in june’s update.
The world doesn’t revolve around Exynos. Theres 2 chips and all equally by all means should be treated as such.
Many complain alleging that snapdragon is better YET all exynos has all the updated features.
Wake up people.

HFL087
HFL087

I own the 975F Exynos version And I can tell you they update it fast with all features, because all first test they do , it’s on there own house processor, now you wonder why in china same processor as in america , basiclly yeah , but you need to remember, there’s different type of firmware , because the networks in china are different then I’m they usa, and yeah I agree that weird that in one of the biggest markets in the world they act like that, but think about it , if they do one thing wrong ,… Read more »

ANDRO102019
ANDRO102019

I have the Exynos version, and I can tell you that the NIGHT MODE on S10 now is really really good, no OVER EXPOSURE or green-ish effect to make the object become visible. It’s NATURAL, and more pleasing to see… Not forget about the sharpness, too. at the first launch, it sucks to be honest, but it improved time by time with consistent update on the CAMERA department. But now, you make your own chipset looks compete or even more superior now for CAMERA department compared to Snapdragon variant, Nicely done, Samsung. Glad to pay $740 for my regular S10.… Read more »

AggroHamtaro
AggroHamtaro

Got the Snapdragon Hong Kong version here. Also very pleased with the nightmode. And additionally I got a much better CPU and even L2 GPS which the Exynos version is also lacking.

ANDRO102019
ANDRO102019

much better CPU only in gaming, I agree…especially on PUBG.

diegoraylan
diegoraylan

Meu Galaxy note9 versão com Qualcomm 845 não recebeu essas atualizações pras câmeras tanto a frontal como a traseira, Samsung só está liberado recursos para as versões com e exynos que uma sacanagem muito grande com o consumidor!

locarno
locarno

“The feature has since trickled down to devices like the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy Note 9 with the June 2019 update.”

S10 got 2 updates with Night mode while S9 only one.

What about US unlocked version ?

Jeffc73OC
Jeffc73OC

I don’t see how difficult it can be to have the new night mode for the camera to be updates for both chip versions. If Hong Kong has the snapdragon and they got it then the US should get it too. It should have nothing to do with the carriers. It is software in a piece of hardware and being connected to a carrier has nothing to do with it. ( you can still use the camera in airplane mode right?) Samsung just needs to get these updates out all at the same time. If it is working in both… Read more »

ANDRO102019
ANDRO102019

“Why is the US always last to get everything when we are probably the biggest buyers.”

Time to import the Exynos version or get the Hong Kong version of Snapdragon.

FRBonvoyage
FRBonvoyage

HK version and US version are not 100% same
First their model number is different : HK is G97X0 while US is 97XU (X is 0, 3 or 5)
Maybe the hardware is not 100% same because for example 9750 (HK and China) are the only S10+ to support dual band GPS, so we can imagine there are some différences with hardware…
But cameras must be the same everywhere so Don’t know why there is such of a difference…

ANDRO102019
ANDRO102019

agree with you, despite the feature, many people already imported the Hong Kong version of Snapdragon variant. And they happy with their purchase.

Anonymous
Anonymous

The ONLY logical comment I can see and agree with.

AggroHamtaro
AggroHamtaro

Snapdragon 855 Hong Kong Version Here. I received the update a week ago. Why the American Snapdragon still didn’t get it remains a mystery. Samsung should really try to release these updates on an equal speed.

FRBonvoyage
FRBonvoyage

You’re so lucky, you also have HK/CN exclusive L1+L5 GPS

AggroHamtaro
AggroHamtaro

Yes, I went to HK just to get the S10 plus. And since I go hiking a lot the dual band GPS comes in very handy!

SamsungAmbassadorsUS
SamsungAmbassadorsUS

Well since I get my phones free each year I can’t complain. No, actually I am going to complain. That’s trash. Hopefully Samsung improves on their exynos chip because I’m planning on getting the exynos variants

ANDRO102019
ANDRO102019

They did, at least on my units. CAMERA now is superior….especially on LOW LIGHT, which has been improved a lot with JUNE update.

kakudiego
kakudiego

Snapdragon S9+ unlocked stuck forever in April patch, thx Sammy

FRBonvoyage
FRBonvoyage

Dépends on the region…
CHC got May Patch on May, 31st

Anthony17
Anthony17

For the looks this features for now only is available for the Exynos version.

AggroHamtaro
AggroHamtaro

855 HK version got it. So the answer is no.

ANDRO102019
ANDRO102019

I guess I have both version Exynos and Snapdragon, but didn’t have the money right now to have both of them 🙁

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

That’s a shame as in UK I just got the updates with qr scanner

paul1035
paul1035

Thank you for this article! I’m glad to see it being reported on that the US updates aren’t getting any of the new features.
I thought it was a carrier thing, so at least now I know it’s Samsung that’s dropping the ball on these updates with the Snapdragon variant of the S10.
It’s hard hearing about all these new features that we aren’t getting. It’s getting pretty frustrating!

Anonymous
Anonymous

qr scanner was already working on snapdragon.
automatic. point and scan. cheers. But no dedicated night shot for camera.

AggroHamtaro
AggroHamtaro

I got the update on the 855 Snapdragon Hong Kong version. So it’s more about the carrier than the chipset.

Anonymous
Anonymous

This surely will have people finally fed up with the incompetence of Samsung.
Let alone the note 10 losing most its features when 99 percent of exynos gets many new features and snapdragon gets 1 percent of such.
It’s a kick in the face. My next will not be samsung.
MANY exynos complain snapdragon is faster, and how’s fast have to do with anything if its left hanging without promised features?
So, its either alleged fast vs features, so the playing field is leveled now.

FRBonvoyage
FRBonvoyage

The best combo is HK version… SD855, international software, not too slow updates (about 1 month after Exynos), plus an exclusive L1+L5 GPS

mademan420
mademan420

This is the very reason I fall in love with Sammy again(new phone released) then months later, fall out of love with Sammy again…. Then I move on to other devices hoping for a better showing the following year from Sammy… Anyyyyywho, I was having second thoughts when selling my S10+ but things like this make my decision easier.

PookiePrancer
PookiePrancer

Well, at least they can keep bragging that they roll updates out in a timely manner. They’re leaving 90% of the update out, but it was timely.

Security updates are a joke anyway. Feature updates are what matter!

Hambone01
Hambone01

I can’t believe 2 months after the first night mode there is nothing on my tmobile s10, the new vibrations in gestures will probably come in like 4 months.

FRBonvoyage
FRBonvoyage

It’s not exactly the same hardware, Chinese S10 got the first night mode update 1 month after exynos, but it was a fake night mode, and then they got second one couple weeks ago, which was a real, so you won’t be getting 2 updates.
I can tell you with confidence that the new night mode is worth the wait