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Galaxy S10 could have a low-light camera feature similar to Google's Night Sight

Mentions of a "Bright Night" camera feature have been found in the code of Samsung's One UI beta.

Published onDecember 20, 2018

Samsung may be getting ready to compete with Night Sight, the excellent low-light camera feature Google introduced on the Pixel 3 and 3 XL. Samsung’s version could even have a somewhat similar label: Bright Night.

That’s according to a new report from XDA-Developers, who have found mentions of “Bright Night” inside the code for the Android 9 Pie-based One UI beta that launched on the Galaxy Note 9. The Samsung Camera APK in the One UI beta included code strings that indicate Bright Night will be able to take multiple shots of the same scene and combine them to get a brighter image overall.

Here's what the Google Pixel 3's Night Sight camera can do

It’s possible the new camera feature could make its debut in the upcoming Galaxy S10, but that it could later be released as a camera update for current phones like the Galaxy S9 and Note 9.

Google’s Night Sight mode has certainly raised the bar when it comes to taking excellent pictures in low-light settings, though Google isn’t the only one trying to improve nighttime photography. Huawei’s P20 and Mate 20 phones have their “Night Mode” low-light camera feature, and both OnePlus and Xiaomi have added “Nightscape” and “Night Scene” modes to some of their recent phone releases. Hopefully we’ll learn more about how Samsung will take on this new low-light camera trend in 2019.

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