Update coming to improve a disappointing feature on the OnePlus 7 Pro

Update coming to improve a disappointing feature on the OnePlus 7 Pro
After several OnePlus 7 Pro owners complained that the camera on the OnePlus 7 Pro "sucks" (to quote one user) on the company's forum (and no, it's nothing like the forum you're thinking of), a OnePlus staff member wrote a lengthy post addressing the issue. According to this OnePlus employee, the camera team has been working on "analyzing and fixing issues." According to the post, an update that was pushed out right after the phone was launched improved the camera, but apparently, it was not enough.

Now, another update is expected next week and will contain improvements to the HDR effect and the Nightscape mode. The latter is used on OnePlus phones to take viewable photos under low-light conditions. Think of the Night Sight feature that is found on the Google Pixel handsets. The former is an acronym for High-Dynamic Range and is used to improve and enhance a photo taken with the phone's camera. This is accomplished by taking different exposures of a single photo and combining them during processing. The result is a picture showing a wider range of lighting details.

The setup on back includes a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP telephoto camera, and a 16MP Ultra-wide camera

In addition, the update might contain some fixes based on feedback from OnePlus 7 Pro owners. According to the staff member who wrote the post, tests conducted by the company have shown a substantial improvement. So if you own a OnePlus 7 Pro and are not happy with the results you've had with the triple camera setup in back, the cavalry is coming.

Speaking of the three rear-facing cameras, they include a 48MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.6 and optical imaging stabilization (OIS), an 8MP camera with a telephoto lens offering 3x optical zoom, and a 16MP camera sporting an Ultra-wide lens. For those selfie fanatics, the 16MP front-facing camera pops up from the top of the phone. If the device starts to fall, the phone will sense this and automatically retract the camera.

The OnePlus 7 Pro launched in the states on May 17th. It features a notchless, curved 6.7-inch AMOLED display and is the company's first phone to carry a QHD+ resolution (1440 x 3120). The 19.5 aspect ratio gives the screen today's modern thin and tall near bezel-less look, and the pop-up selfie snapper means that the phone is nearly all screen. With a 90Hz refresh rate (60Hz is found on most phones), the display is buttery smooth. The version offered by T-Mobile includes 8GB of memory and 256GB of storage. Keeping the lights on is a 4000mAh battery, and a version of OxygenOS based on Android 9 Pie is pre-installed.

The OnePlus 7 Pro is available in the U.S. exclusively from T-Mobile, priced at $699.99. Or, you can use the carrier's Equipment Installation Plan (EIP) and make 24 monthly payments of $29.17. Color options include Nebula Blue and Mirror Grey.

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7 Pro
  • Display 6.7" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 48 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh(34h talk time)



1. superguy

Posts: 464; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

I thought they were going to say the curved screen. :D lol

2. AllMyXsLiveInTX

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 10, 2019

You beat me to it. The flat screen got me into the McLaren and away from Samsung. No reason to stay with Oneplus now

5. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 129; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

Or you could always get the flat screened oneplus 7.

4. zorg3d

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

because nobody is doing his job I will do it... Mr Z I will remember you that dxo rate 111 for your phone camera... saying that this is made with a so called new update so my question is where is it? unless you paid to have this fake result.. so stop your blabla and give us this update!

6. rsiders

Posts: 1975; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Looking forward to it.

7. Vega007

Posts: 86; Member since: May 18, 2017

I love how every single OnePlus phone I can think of has had to rely on an upcoming "fix" for their camera lol. Listen here...you don't buy a OnePlus phone if camera is your main priority. If it is, stick to Google or some other phone of your choice. But if you just need a camera for your Instagram flavors, man, this is one nice package. Just sucks its so big, which is why I will pass it by.

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