Google Camera Go adds Night Mode and HDR for better budget phone photography

Google Camera Go adds Night Mode and HDR for better budget phone photography

Google Camera Go is a trimmed down version of the Pixel’s Google Camera app. The app was released earlier this year in March with the Nokia 1.3, a Snapdragon 250-powered entry-level device that runs Android 10 Go Edition. As you’d expect, the app is quite barebones, and it doesn’t include most of the cool features that you’d find on the full-blown Google Camera app. However, Google has been working to bring new features to the app to give entry-level smartphone users a taste of its computational photography prowess. Earlier this year in April, we learned that the company was working to bring HDR support to Google Camera Go. But while the feature is yet to make it’s way to users, Google has now announced that it’s introducing Night Mode to the Google Camera Go app.

In a short video on the matter, Google Camera Go’s Product Manager Pranay Bhatia revealed that the Night Mode feature has started rolling out to the Nokia 1.3, Wiko Y61, and the Wiko Y81 with its latest update. With the new Night Mode, users will now be able to use Google Camera Go to click high-quality images even in low light without using the flash. As with the Night Mode feature on the full-blown Google Camera app, the mode for entry-level devices makes use of burst photography to capture multiple frames of a scene and merges them to get a brighter image. Check out the video embedded below for some sample shots taken with the new feature:

The video also confirms that Google is working to bring HDR support on Google Camera Go, which will allow users with entry-level devices to click images with a better dynamic range. But the company hasn’t revealed a release timeline for the HDR feature yet. If you’re interested in learning more about Google Camera Go and its capabilities, do check out our hands-on review of the app by following this link.

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Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra

A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.