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.
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.