“The Samsung Galaxy S10 series update also adds the ability to click ‘Live Focus’ images using either the ultra-wide angle lens or the telephoto lens”
Samsung Galaxy S10 series’ upcoming major update focuses on night mode improvements with two new camera functionalities, May security patch, and more. According to SamMobile, who got to test the update ahead of the public release, Night Mode on the Galaxy S10 (review), Galaxy S10+ (review) and S10e (review) will now take much sharper images in low-light conditions. It also allows users to access Night Mode with the ultra-wide-angle sensor, which wasn’t available prior to this update. It only makes sense for the camera’s software to take advantage of the multiple lenses on the phone.
While the Night Mode shots with ultra-wide-angle lens have plenty of noise, they are now said to be much brighter and more detailed in comparison. Night Mode, in general, is also claimed to have improved considerably as the images clicked in lowlight have lesser noise. Furthermore, the update also adds the ability to click ‘Live Focus’ images using either the ultra-wide angle lens or the telephoto lens present on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+. This will make it easier to click bokeh shots of larger objects up close without moving. The update to all three Galaxy S10 models with significant camera improvements and May security patch is currently rolling out in Switzerland, but it should expand to other markets globally in the coming few weeks.
Separately, Samsung India claims that its new Galaxy S10 series accounted for three out of four premium smartphones sold in the country in the month of March. The company cites data by Gfk, which tracks retail offtake and not shipments that other market research firms provide in their reports. This means that three out of four premium smartphones purchased by consumers in March in the country were Samsung Galaxy S10 series models.