Future OnePlus 5 software updates will bring image stabilization for 4K video, Wi-Fi fixes

Future OnePlus 5 software updates will bring image stabilization for 4K video, Wi-Fi fixes
OnePlus today held an AMA (ask me anything) session on Reddit, providing fans with answers to various questions, mainly about the OnePlus 5 - the company's brand new flagship smartphone.

Among other things, OnePlus talked about image stabilization on the OnePlus 5 and its new dual rear camera. As this video is clearly showing, 4K video recording suffers from a total lack of stabilization. Fortunately, OnePlus says that a future software update - no, not the one launched today - will bring EIS (electronic image stabilization) for 4K video recording on the OP5. It's not clear when this update is supposed to arrive, but let's hope it's coming soon.

Another future update should address a Wi-Fi issue that the OnePlus 5 is having. Some of the folks who already own the handset have been noticing that, quite often, even if Wi-Fi appears to be connected, the phone can't access the internet. OnePlus is aware of the problem, and plans to improve things with an upcoming update - which may arrive before the one bringing EIS.

A couple of other notable details that OnePlus shared with the world:
 
  • for now, the company has "no plans" to make phones with support for microSD cards, because "onboard storage is much faster and a much better experience." 
  • OnePlus doesn't plan to launch tablets, as this is "not a great category." 
As a reminder, the OnePlus 5 will be widely available starting tomorrow, June 27, and customers will be able to order it online from OnePlus' official website. We'll soon publish our full review of the phone, so stay tuned!


source: OnePlus AMA session (Reddit)

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  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2457 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh

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4 Comments

1. p51d007

Posts: 700; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

LOL, you want removable storage? By the more expensive Oppo version when released. The oppo version has all of that stuff...removable storage, removable battery etc. "for now, the company has "no plans" to make phones with support for microSD cards, because "onboard storage is much faster and a much better experience."

2. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

Every other tech website has published OnePlus 5 review. What are you guys waiting for?

3. ryanusc75

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 09, 2017

If video stabilization and WiFi wasn't ready, shouldn't have released.

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

WI-FI was already in the OnePlus 5, but it had a glitch which needed fixing

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