Essential Phone gets another update for its Camera app, here is what's new

One of the Essential Phone's major letdowns, camera performance continues to be improved through software updates that seem to come pretty often lately. After adding Facebook Live 360 streaming support to its 360 Camera module, Essential is now updating the Camera app that comes pre-installed on the phone.

While there don't seem to be any graphics changes, Essential added two new features: YouTube Live 360 support (for Essential 360 Camera) and the option to broadcast Facebook Live 360 on a Facebook page. In a previous update, Essential finally enabled Portrait Mode and added JPEG compression, along with a few other small improvements.

If you own the Essential Phone, you can already download the latest update to the Camera app via Google Play Store. Keep in mind though that judging by the version number, the application is still in beta, so there's still room for improvements.

For more information about the smartphone, don't forget to check out our full Essential Phone review, who knows maybe you'll like it.

source: Essential (Twitter), Google Play Store

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  • Display 5.7" 1312 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery 3040 mAh



1. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

We cannot expect a better phone from an Android co-founder.....maybe Essential 10 (if any) can compete with iPhone 7.

3. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Android phones went way long in your throat.

2. Whitedot

Posts: 894; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

"For more information about the smartphone, don't forget to check out our full Essential Phone review, who knows maybe you'll like it." Probably worst PA review ever.

6. dimas

Posts: 3448; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Amazon, push the price down to $420 and I will get this phone. I am so curious how it feels to have a ceramic/titanium in my pocket as a work phone.

7. A_A_A

Posts: 229; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

It has quite a lot of negative reviews in customer feedback section on Amazon. I would highly suggest reading them before spending your money not to sorry after...

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