At the end of last month, OnePlus delivered a promised camera update for the OnePlus 7 Pro, which improved HDR and low light performance of the device. The company is now back with yet another update that is full of camera fixes, display optimizations, and a lot more changes.
This new update is marked as OxygenOS 9.5.7, and the company has started rolling it out over-the-air (OTA). This is a staged rollout, as it usually is when it comes to OnePlus’ updates, so some of you may receive it today, while others will have to wait for a couple of days.
The changelog that the company shared is separated into “System” and “Camera” changes, so let’s tackle the System part first, shall we. This update further optimizes Double Tap to Wake and fixes any remaining issues with the Ambient Display-related features. Some users still had issues calling upon the fingerprint scanner by tapping the display after the last update, and this update is aimed to put an end to such issues.
This update also improves the audio quality for voice calls when you’re using third-party applications, while OnePlus also listed improvements for touch sensitivity of the phone’s display. We do not know if the so-called ghost touch issues are fixed in this update, though. Ghost touch issues have been experienced by some users when the CPU is in almost full power, like when you’re running the CPU-Z app, for example.
That is pretty much it as far as “System” fixes are concerned, let’s move to the camera section. OxygenOS 9.5.7 brings improvements for the overall contrast and color output of pictures that you take with the OnePlus 7 Pro. White balance consistency improvements are also included in the update, and that applies for all three rear-facing cameras.
OnePlus has also improved the accuracy and stability of auto focus on the OnePlus 7 Pro, as the camera had issues focusing on the edges of subjects, mainly when doing close-ups. This update also fixes an issue of greenish tone in some low light scenes, and reduces noise in some HDR scenes.
Contract and color saturation of the ultrawide camera has been improved, and the same can be said for clarity and noise reduction in low light scenes when you’re using that ultrawide camera. The telephoto camera should now also be able to shoot sharper images, and provide better color balance.
OnePlus has also listed improvements for the Nightscape mode, that includes improvements to clarity, color reproduction, and brightness. Those are all the fixes that the company noted in OxygenOS 9.5.7 changelog.
Following the launch of the OnePlus 7 Pro, the company received most complaints regarding the phone’s camera, and is trying to fix as many issues as it can via updates. The OnePlus 7 Pro actually boasts rather capable sensors on the back, so it’s obvious that the camera needs further tweaks in order to reach its potential, and the company is obviously aware of that. This new update will hopefully bring it a step closer to being great.