Samsung used to be rather infamous for its slow update cycles in the recent past. However, with the adoption of the One UI, this trend has changed for the better, with a lot more diverse range of devices receiving Android Pie. The Korean giant is releasing a new software build that will update the last years’ flagships the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+. Following the update, both handsets will receive the Night Mode feature which allows in capturing well lit pictures in dark lighting conditions.
The latest build will carry the Galaxy S10 camera feature via an OTA update. Samsung freshly reworked its ‘Bright Night’ camera mode into a standalone Night mode feature, similar to that Google’s Night Sight and Huawei’s Night Vision. Previously, the camera software analyzed the ambient conditions and toggled the Night mode automatically but over an update, the feature can also be manually activated.
In addition to the camera functionality, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are also receiving June 2019s Android Security patch with the said update. Night mode, a dedicated long-exposure feature that lowers shutter speed for brighter images in low light conditions, can now be toggled by swiping across the camera UI. A new background blur intensity bad for the selfie camera in Live Focus mode is also included in the update. Samsung is also seeking to improve the stability of inbuilt apps such as Messaging, Contacts and Gallery. The changelog has pointed at the company improving overall system security with over 11 vulnerabilities being checked in the software.
Updates for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ carry the version number G965FXXU5CSF2 and is reported to be sized around 570MB. The update will initially roll out in countries like Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines, and should soon make an appearance to the global audience including India.