Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is starting to get the Galaxy S10’s camera night mode
Samsung has been busy these last few weeks updating their 2018 flagship phones. Just last week, the Galaxy S9/S9+ received the dedicated camera Night Mode. Now, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is getting the same feature. This camera feature is not to be confused with Samsung’s system-wide dark theme that is also called “Night Mode” (fix this, Samsung).
The Samsung Galaxy S10 series launched with a camera feature called “Bright Night.” This is an automatic feature that is enabled when the camera detects a dark scene. Samsung eventually pulled the feature out as a manual control called “Night” mode, which is now coming to the Galaxy Note 9. This gives users the option to switch to Night Mode on their own, much like Google’s Night Sight feature.
The Night Mode feature itself has received mixed reviews. Most people seem to agree it’s not nearly as effective as low-light modes from other OEMs. The update for the Galaxy Note 9 not only brings the Night Mode camera feature but also the ability to scan QR codes without Bixby Vision and the June 2019 security patches. QR codes can now be scanned directly with the camera from a Quick Settings toggle.
The firmware update comes in at 703.98 MB and it should be rolling out now, though it will be a while before it hits all Galaxy Note 9 users around the world.