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OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 8T Pro could be in the works, camera app teardown points to a 64 MP shooter that takes "highly detailed" shots

The upcoming OnePlus 8T will likely sport a 64 MP camera.
The upcoming OnePlus 8T will likely sport a 64 MP camera.
OnePlus may be working on a OnePlus 8T and 8T Pro mid-year refresh. The first clues for this come from a code snippet pertaining to the latest version of the OnePlus Camera app, which includes references to a 64 MP shooting mode. The code indicates that the 64 MP mode can capture highly detailed shots in well-lit scenes.

It is normal to see OnePlus offer mid-year refreshes of its phones and it may be no different this time as well. Though the company has just launched the Nord smartphone, a OnePlus 8T device could also be in the works, and it is likely to sport a 64 MP primary shooter.

XDA Developers reports a teardown of the OnePlus Camera app v5.4.23 that shows strings of code hinting at a possible 64 MP camera. Both the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro feature 48 MP sensors, so the references to a 64 MP shooter likely means that OnePlus is updating the camera app for the upcoming phone's camera setup.

The code snippet also reveals a few interesting aspects of the 8T(?)'s camera. Perusing the code, we see that the 64 MP mode "offers high resolution and captures details in well lit scenes". Also, the burst mode will be disabled while shooting in 64 MP and the app will recommend shooting at 16 MP for better dynamic range. The mention of a 16 MP shooting mode is further confirmation that a new OnePlus 8T device is in the works as both the OnePlus 8 phones capture 12 MP photos.

So far, this camera app code snippet is the first clue that a OnePlus 8T device may be coming soon. Usually, OnePlus mid-year refreshes happen around September, so we should be seeing more concrete leaks in the coming months.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2020-07-25 (Update: 2020-07-25)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.