Samsung activates the Galaxy S10's Bright Night camera feature, which allows the S10 to automatically turn on the night mode for low-light shots, to its own dedicated night mode. Users will be able to use it manually whenever they want, instead of relying on the algorithm to choose them (as reported by SamMobile).
Once the update is complete (for now, it only seems to be available in Switzerland), users will get a new night mode option for the camera. The mode can be enabled by scanning, as in other modes such as Panorama or Instagram modes built into the Samsung Camera app.
The lack of manual night mode was one of the most confusing parts of the S10. As my colleague Natt Garun noted in his reviewDo not let users choose when to use Bright Night for shooting was an unusual oversight, especially compared to Pixel 3, which allows users to switch the long exposure mode as they please.
Although manual control is nice, Samsung still has some way to go for the algorithm with regards to its images. According to Natt, the Pixel 3 has always taken better images in night mode than the Samsung version, and newcomers like the Huawei P30 Pro have already overshadowed even the performance of the Pixel.
Considering that Samsung has already done all the work to develop its own night mode feature for the S10, it is always good to see that the company offers it as a full feature for those who want it.