Google brings Night Sight upgrades to Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones
Google is now distributing the April 2023 update for Pixel smartphones, as well as an equivalent update for the Pixel Watch. However, the company has only just delivered on a promise made during last month's Feature Drop. Specifically, Google has released version 126.96.36.1990435764.11 or its Camera app, which primarily affects the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
As we discussed last month, Google claimed to have improved Night Sight on its last-generation flagships. Supposedly, the company's night mode would work as fast on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro as their successors, despite the inclusion of the more powerful Tensor G2 chipset in the Pixel 7 series. Google did not specify how it improved the Night Sight user experience on Pixel 6 series handsets though, nor whether it would be available on the cheaper Pixel 6a.
Reputedly, Google has halved the required exposure time in Night Sight Mode without compromising image quality. According to 9to5Google, Google credits updated Machine Learning techniques and HDR+ with Bracketing for the Night Sight improvements. Night Sight's zoom bar is still exclusive to the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, though. Google Camera app version 188.8.131.520435764.11 should be available to download through the Google Play Store now.