Samsung smartphones don’t age well, mainly because the old models fall out of the list of updates sooner than expected. However, this time around, the Korean tech giant is making some changes and will launch timely updates.
In December last year, the Galaxy S9 got Android 9.0 Pie topped with OneUI. Now the flagship has received a night mode, followed by Note 9.
The update with a firmware version of N960FXXU3CSF9 is rolling out to Note 9 devices in Germany. The update requires 704 MB of storage and includes some other changes as well, apart from the night mode.
Samsung’s Galaxy S10 series launched with a “bright night” feature which enables the smartphone to capture low light images with better lighting and detail. Now, Samsung has made a manual version of the “bright night” called “night mode” and has rolled it out to Note 9 users in Germany. The users can manually switch to this mode like Google’s night sight feature.
The night mode will allow users to capture detailed and well-contrasted images in low light. As compared to the existing scene optimizer, we will see lesser noise. The new update has been getting mixed reviews, SamMobile compared the test shot with Google’s night sight feature and said that the new night mode is not nearly as efficient.
Apart from the night mode, the new update brings a built-in QR code scanner saving you the trouble of getting a 3rd party app. On top of these, the update comes with the June security patch for Android and some stability updates. It will take time before the update is globally available.