First OnePlus 7 Pro Update Brings Camera Optimizations, New Features

It seems like the very first firmware update will be ready the moment you power on your brand new OnePlus 7 Pro. This update weighs 125MB, and its changelog is quite a long one, actually. The update comes with OxygenOS 9.5.3.GM21AA build, based on the provided screenshots that the source shared.

First and foremost, it’s worth noting that the update brings the Android security patch for April to the device, which are great news. On top of that, your regular general bug fixes and improvements are mentioned in the changelog, along with the DC dimming feature.

DC dimming will be available once you install this update, but it is available via the OnePlus Laboratory menu, which suggests it’s still experimental. For those of you who do not know, DC dimming adjusts the power current going through the display, and reduces flicker at lower brightness.

This update also improves the smooth-scrolling experience on the device, while it brings enhancements to audiovisual experience by adding haptic feedback. You can find more info regarding this in the Gaming mode section of the phone’s settings.

Fnatic mode that the company talked about during the OnePlus 7 Pro’s announcement is also being added via this update, you can spot it in the Gaming mode section of the phone’s settings as well, simply navigate to “Utilities” and “Gaming mode”. Fnatic mode will probably prove to be more than useful for those of you who intend to use the OnePlus 7 Pro for gaming.

Now, this update is also said to improve the photo quality the phone’s camera setup can provide. Such improvements are always welcomed, though it remains to be seen how much will the update improve things. Not that the phone’s camera is bad out of the box, but OnePlus does need to improve some things… well, tweak is the better word for it.

The last entry in the official changelog actually considers only users in Thailand, as it enabled VoLTE and WoWifi for Thailand AIS. That’s pretty much it as this changelog is concerned, but as you can see, there are quite a few entries included here.

The OnePlus 7 series of devices was announced quite recently, as the company introduced its OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro devices. The OnePlus 7 Pro is the company’s brand new, a cutting-edge phone that is supposed to compete with the very best out there, while the OnePlus 7 is still a flagship handset, but a considerably more affordable variant.

Both devices are first to the market to offer UFS 3.0 storage, beating Samsung’s Galaxy Fold smartphone whose launch got postponed a while back. The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro are both fueled by the Snapdragon 855, and both of them ship with stereo speakers, which is yet another first for the company.

The OnePlus 7 Pro includes a curved display, and no notches or display holes, instead, the company opted to include a pop-up selfie camera here. Android 9 Pie comes pre-installed on both devices, along with the company’s OxygenOS skin. If you’d like to know more about the OnePlus 7 Pro, click here.

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