Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ get camera night mode with new update
Samsung is rolling out a new update for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, which brings the latest security patch, bug fixes and improvements to the camera. Notably, the biggest feature is the dedicated Night mode in the camera app that comes following the latest OTA update. Samsung recently brought the long exposure mode to the Galaxy S10 series, and the Galaxy S9 duo are now the only other phones to get the feature.
The latest software update for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ comes with version number G965FXXU5CSF2 and is reportedly 574MB in size. The update is rolling in a few markets like Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines, but should make it to more markets around the world including India soon.
The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ software update brings with it the June 2019 Android security patch. It also brings a few improvements to camera. Firstly, we have Night mode, which is a dedicated long-exposure feature that slows down the shutter to capture brighter images in low light. Samsung has also added a background blur intensity bar for the selfie camera in Live Focus mode and improvements to QR Code reader.
The new update also improves stability of core apps like Messaging, Contacts and Gallery. Samsung adds in the changelog that the security of the device has been improved. The update reportedly addresses 11 vulnerabilities in the software.
The Galaxy S9 series was succeeded by the Galaxy S10 line this year. The Galaxy S10 series includes the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e. All three flagships were launched without a dedicated Night mode but Samsung later rolled it out to them to compete against the likes of the Huawei P30 Pro. which offers a terrific low-light camera phone.