OnePlus CEO Pete Lau promises camera improvements across the board starting with the OnePlus 9 series
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If there is one grouse that most OnePlus users have with their devices, it is almost always camera-related. OnePlus smartphones' cameras have consistently failed to perform on par with similarly-specced offerings from Samsung, Google, and even Xiaomi in some cases. Almost every OnePlus flagship comes with a laundry list of bugs that inadvertently find their way into the camera software. Hopefully, that should be a thing of the past, if OnePlus CEO Pete Lau is to be believed.
In an interview with MyDrivers, Lau says that OnePlus is investing a significant amount of resources into research and development. The endgame is to bring OnePlus' camera on par with the competition. Much like Samsung, even OnePlus seems to have torn a page out of Huawei's book; albeit a different one. The report also mentions a collaboration between OnePlus and Leica. That partnership has worked wonderfully for Huawei, and we see no reason why OnePlus won't benefit from it.
Earlier leaks have told us that the OnePlus 9 series will follow the Oppo Find X3's footsteps by using its 50MP Ultra Vision camera, supplemented by a 20 MP Cine Camera, and a 12MP telephoto lens. Die-hard OnePlus fans have been clamouring for a periscope-style telephoto lens to be thrown in the mix, but that seems unlikely at this point. Perhaps we could see it debut alongside the OnePlus 9T later this year.
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