Hey Y’all. We are back with another Galaxy S10 related news. This phone never gets a break, does it? And no, its not about the infinity-o display or the headphone jack/no headphone jack debate. It is about the software that is going to come shipped with the Galaxy S10.
We all know that Galaxy S10 will come pre-loaded with OneUI, Samsung’s latest take on Android designed to be ideal for larger phones. OneUI focuses on one-handed usability by shifting many menu buttons towards the bottom half of the screen. It also comes with a host of other features like dark mode, gesture support, and faster and smoother animations. However, those are the things that are pretty much expected with new software updates. And these alone won’t help Samsung’s phones compete with rivals like the Huawei Mate 20 Pro which have started to questions Samsung’s lead in the Android Smartphone space.
In 2018, we saw some phones use software tricks to shoot amazing low-light shots. We saw it impressively implemented in the Huawei P20 Pro, Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL. While Samsung’s flagships have competitive cameras that are very capable shooters in the dark, they have started to fall behind the aforementioned phones in night photography. Enter Bright Night. This is a feature that Xda-developers discovered inside the code of Note 9’s one UI beta.
Bright night is a feature similar to Google’s Night sight and Huawei’s night mode that help users take bright shots even in minimal lighting conditions. Some comparisons between photos taken with Google’s Pixel 3 with night sight on and without night sight off are mind-blowing. They have a night and day difference. Seriously, no pun intended.
‘Bright Night’ or ‘Night Sight’or ‘Night mode’ use a similar approach to taking photos in low light. The cameras capture multiple pictures and combine them into one picture that is much brighter, shows more detail than a typical low-light photo, isn’t overexposed, and doesn’t rely on the LED flash.
You can see that ‘Bright Night’ is completely dependent upon software magic. Depending upon the implementation, this feature could help Samsung regain the Smartphone camera throne that it held for quite a while. But if Samsung can’t nail it, the competitors will gain a significant edge over it on Smartphone photography department.
So, will the Samsung Galaxy S10 fail or will it give us the best damn camera on a smartphone? That remains to be seen. What we can say right now is that the S10 is shaping up to be the phone of the year with radical design changes and performance improvements under the hood that will make any tech enthusiast drool over the phone.