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OnePlus releases a camera-centric software update for the 7 Pro

Fans of the OnePlus 7 Pro have a new upgrade to look forward to. (Source: OnePlus)
Fans of the OnePlus 7 Pro have a new upgrade to look forward to. (Source: OnePlus)
OnePlus has announced a new update for OxygenOS (OOS, the OEM's Android skin) on its new flagship, the 7 Pro. It contains a long list of potential camera optimizations which, as the company claims, have been developed as a result of user feedback. This OOS 9.5.7 update may also enhance some non-camera aspects of the phone.

The OnePlus 7 Pro's stable OS is based on the current Android flagship, 9.0 (or Pie), as opposed to its betas that test its upcoming successor, Q. Now, it also has a new version of the same. This system is called OxygenOS (OOS) 9.x with Android Pie. Its newest iteration is 9.5.7, which is compatible with the 7 Pro only.

OOS 9.5.7 is intended to address some issues that have become apparent to 7 Pro users in the past. They include an improved Ambient Display mode; the display panel's response to touch and audio quality for voice calls from third-party apps. However, it has mainly been built and rolled out in response to user feedback concerning its triple camera system.

OnePlus attained a score of 111 from DxOMark for its implementation; however, it seems this review may not have translated into reality for the user. Therefore, OOS 9.5.7 also confers the following lengthy list of relevant corrections:

  • Improved overall contrast and color performance
  • Improved white balance consistency of triple camera
  • Improved accuracy and stability of auto focusing
  • Fixed issue of greenish tone in some low light scenes
  • Fixed issue of noise in some HDR scenes
  • Improved contrast and color saturation of ultra wide
  • Improved clarity and noise reduction in low light scene of ultra wide
  • Improved clarity and noise reduction of telephoto
  • Improved clarity and color of Nightscape
  • Improved brightness and clarity in extreme low light scene of Nightscape

While some users appear happy with these new settings, others have reported that resulting images are perceived as simply oversaturated. In addition, the OEM has not confirmed if this new software matches that of the 7 Pro unit it sent to DxOMark.

In any case, OOS 9.5.7 is now being distributed "incrementally" to SIM-unlocked variants of this phone.

 

 

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-06- 8 (Update: 2019-06- 8)