Samsung Galaxy S20 series touted to debut new, improved Night Mode
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The Samsung Galaxy S20 phones will be unveiled in eight days at MWC. The phones will headline for their new camera hardware, and it would seem that Samsung will also introduce new software features to utilize all the powerful hardware.
The South Korean giants recently filed a trademark for "Super ISO" with the UK Intellectual Property Office. It's a Class 9 trademark, relevant for "Software for operating image sensor" and "Computer software for processing digital images". Popular leakster Ice Universe has also confirmed that the feature will debut on the Galaxy S20 series.
The filed trademark heavily alludes to it being a night mode feature, as most night modes rely on a combination of slower shutter speeds and high iso to collect the necessary amount of light required to output images.
After the Android 10 update, the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10 phones can now have their ISO set to a peak value of 3200, finally matching most of the compe in that department. On Android Pie, the limit was 800. While the jump to 3200 is great, it's still a far cry from what Huawei does with its phones. The P30 Pro, for example, has an absolutely stupendous max ISO of 409600.
A higher peak ISO will allow the Galaxy S20 phones to be able to gather more light in low-light shooting conditions.