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Samsung Galaxy S10 software updated to be more like the Note10
Wed, 16th Oct 2019
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The Samsung Galaxy S10 is stepping up to become more like its cousin the Note 10, with a bunch of new software updates, camera tools and Windows integration.

The Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+ and S10 5G will feature ‘more powerful' camera software, which expands Night Mode to support the front facing camera as well.  The updates also include super steady video stabilisation.

There's also support for Galaxy Note10 functions like AR Doodle, which enhances videos with augmented reality drawings and messages, and Live focus video recording, which can add bokeh affects like blue and glitch to videos recorded with either front or rear cameras.

 The Galaxy S10 features five cameras, including an 8MP RGB depth camera. The Galaxy S10 comes with three rear cameras and one front camera, while the Galaxy S10e comes with two rear cameras and one front camera.

The camera's new Gallery app-accessible video editor offers all the tools they'll need to turn a recorded clip into a video worth sharing.

This feature makes it easy to edit videos like a pro, and features simple tools for trimming clips, stitching them together, adjusting playback speed and other functions. “You can even use the function to add subtitles and background music to clips to make your content more unique,” Samsung says.

Samsung Messages and Samsung Pass have also been updated. Messages now include new icons for adding photos and videos, while Samsung Pass setup is a little simpler, making it easier for Galaxy S10 users to utilise their device's advanced biometric technologies to log in to apps and websites quickly and securely.

Finally, the Samsung Galaxy S10 also includes support for Samsung DeX on PC.

Once users download the app from SamsungDeX.com, they'll be able to launch Samsung DeX on their PC or Mac simply by connecting their Galaxy S10 to their computer via USB cable. Link to Windows support has also been added, which means that Galaxy S10 users will be able to wirelessly connect their phone to their Windows 10 PC and easily view its contents, send and receive messages, and sync recent photos directly from their computer.

Samsung Mobile R-D Office engineer Jiyoung Mun says, “At Samsung Electronics, we're constantly exploring ways to offer Galaxy device users the best possible smartphone experience, and this software update is an extension of that commitment.

Our reviewer Owen McCarthy recently tried the Galaxy S10+ out – read his review here.