This week the folks at Samsung released a software update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. This update was just over 700MB in size and included Security Patch Level: June 1, 2019. In addition to the standard device stability improvements and bug fixes, Samsung delivered significantly improved camera performance, along with the first implementation of Night Mode.
With this update, users will find Night Mode in the Camera’s standard set of “modes”. This screen also shows Food (vivid food colors), Wide Selfie (panning), Panorama, Pro, Live Focus, Slow Motion, Super Slow-mo, and Hyperlapse, amongst other more standard modes. If you’ve never used a “Night Mode” before, first try it in a dark space – then try it compared to your normal camera in a more well-lit place. It’s like super-duper HDR!
The last significant software update to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was the May Security Patch for 2019. It’s expected that once Samsung gets their hands on the final version of Android Q, they’ll be bringing that newest version of Android to the Galaxy Note 9, as well.
If you’d like to see photo examples to compare to what’s available today, grab your Galaxy Note 9 and see if you can reproduce the shots shown in Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review. We’ll be taking some comparison shots ourselves, too – stick around for the full gamut!
To attain this update, head over to your Galaxy Note 9’s Settings. Inside Settings, go through the menu options like so: Scroll all the way to the bottom of the list and find System Updates – Check for Updates. If you’ve got the latest software already, check your standard camera app – you might already have the features for which you’ve been waiting all this time.
Samsung also brought about several other major Software updates for similar devices, like Android Pie for the tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018). The Galaxy J7 (2017) has Pie, the Galaxy A9 Star has Pie, the just this morning the Samsung Galaxy A8 Star began to attain Android 9 Pie. It’s a Pie festival for everyone!