After announcing the OnePlus 10 Pro earlier this week, OnePlus has been slowly dribbling out more details about its upcoming flagship phone. Now we know what the OP10 Pro’s rear cameras have to offer, and we’re a little underwhelmed.
After revealing the design of the OnePlus 10 Pro on Monday, OnePlus then announced the phone’s specs, which include a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, 120Hz Fluid AMOLED display, 80-watt wired charging, 50-watt wireless charging, a new haptics motor, and dual stereo speakers among them. So far, pretty standard.
We already knew the OP10 Pro would have a 50-MP main cam, but today OnePlus is teasing some of the phone’s new camera modes and features. Some of them look promising, but also somewhat underwhelming given the competition
As part of OnePlus’ ongoing partnership with camera maker Hasselblad, the company is adding a feature to the OnePlus 10 Pro that it calls a Billion Color Solution, which works with Hasselblad’s Natural Color Calibration so that the phone can shoot photos with full 10-bit color. OnePlus claims this increase in color processing allows the OP10 Pro to capture 64 times more colors than last year’s OnePlus 9 Pro, while also removing distracting elements like color banding from photos.
With Hasselblad’s second-gen Pro Mode, the OP10 Pro can also capture RAW photos in 12-bit color. A new RAW+ setting gives photographers greater control over their digital negatives, including data used for computational photography. This gives users the freedom to tweak and edit photos, which has become increasingly difficult with modern-day computational photography effects sometimes applied to RAW files with a user’s knowledge.
The OnePlus 10 Pro’s third big camera upgrade is a new 150-degree ultra-wide-angle lens, which OnePlus says is four times wider than the typical smartphone’s wide-angle lens. The 10 Pro is also adding a new fish-eye recording mode and a more traditional 110-degree wide-angle setting for times when you only need a slightly more expansive field of view compared to the phone’s main cam.
Then there are some confusing elements, like the P2D 50T label OnePlus stamped on the OP10 Pro’s camera module. The “2D” stands for second-generation Hasselblad camera, while the “50T” denotes the phone’s 50-MP main sensor and triple camera array. Really? That’s some rather silly branding for relatively mundane specs, which makes it feel like OnePlus’ other camera features may end up being way less cool than the company is making them sound.
OnePlus wants—and needs—to make a phone that can hold its own against the latest Pixel, Galaxy, or iPhone, but the endless hype and needlessly dragged out reveal of the OnePlus 10 Pro feels extremely extra. Sure, the sample images OnePlus has provided look good, but the real proof is how the camera performs in the wild—and for OnePlus’s sake, we need to get a closer look sooner rather than later.News Source: Gizmodo