OnePlus has released a new software update to the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro. It brings camera improvements and the XPan Mode. The XPan Mode has been co-developed by legendary camera firm Hasselblad. The new mode allows users to recreate the classic experience of the unique Hasselblad XPan camera in a smartphone. When you click pictures in XPan Mode using the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro, a frozen picture will first appear as a film negative which then develops into a final image.
OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro Get XPan Mode With Software Update
OnePlus claims that pictures captured using the XPan Mode on the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro utilizes a 65:24 aspect ratio, the same as the original Hasselblad XPan camera. The photos taken in the XPan Mode are cropped from the 48-megapixel main camera and 50-megapixel ultra-wide camera instead of the default 12-megapixel mode, thus providing photos over 20-megapixel. These images have a resolution of 7552 × 2798 pixels and a 30mm focal length, while the one with a 45mm focal length has a resolution of 7872 × 2916 pixels.
When you open the XPan Mode on the OnePlus 9 series, it is presented in the monochrome (Black & White) mode by default. OnePlus claims that this new mode is suitable for shooting different subjects, whether it is portraits, street photography, or architecture.
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Apart from the XPan Mode, a new software update for the OnePlus 9 series also brings few changes to HDR processing, image sharpening, white balance, Nightscape exposure, and dynamic range in low-light conditions. OnePlus has reduced the over-brightening of photos taken in Nightscape mode in some scenarios. The Chinese smartphone maker has also optimized the auto white balance shift between the main and ultra-wide cameras. OnePlus also has improved the fluency of the camera preview and optimized the shutter lag in some scenarios.
The new software update for the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro is rolling out in stages. The update should be available initially for a limited number of users. You can head over to the Settings > Software Update manually to check if your smartphone has received a new software update.