2019 iPhone could finally take on Google Pixel’s amazing Night Sight

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The Pixel 3 destroys iPhone in low-light performance.
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Apple is developing its very own Night Sight feature for the next-generation iPhone lineup, according to a new report.

Google’s Pixel handsets have been well and truly beating rivals on low-light camera performance for years now. But it is claimed Apple has a similar feature up its sleeve called “Night Mode” — and we should see it this year.

The 2019 iPhone lineup is expected to bring huge improvements in photography and video recording. It’s likely flagship models will get a third rear-facing lens that allows for super-wide-angle panoramas and more.

Apple will also make some major changes to its software, one tipster claims. It is said to be working to take on the Pixel’s Night Sight with a new feature that will be activated automatically when shooting in low-light.

’Night Mode’ feature pegged for 2019 iPhone lineup

The new feature, supposedly called Night Mode, will reportedly be better than Night Sight and similar effects offered by Huawei and Samsung. It will use software to greatly improve visibility in extreme low-light conditions.

The details offered by EverythingApplePro are slim for now. It’s not clear what exactly the new iPhone lineup will do to improve low-light performance — or whether the feature might be extended to older handsets, too.

And we do recommend you take these claims with a pinch of salt.

But having said that, it is about time Apple offered its own Night Sight competitor. Whether you like the effect offered by the Pixel or not, it’s pretty darn impressive, and the iPhone simply can’t match it right now.

Low-light performance should be better anyway

Even without a Night Mode, however, low-light performance on next-generation iPhone units should be improved with a third camera lens. Apple is also thought to be working on a new LED flash that will provide more light.

We expect the 2019 iPhone lineup to appear this fall — likely in September. Other features could include USB-C connectivity, two-way wireless charging, and louder stereo speakers, according to recent rumors.