OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro – Update with New features on Camera
OnePlus 9 & 9 Pro have finally received the feature of HDR video recording with the latest OxygenOS 22.214.171.124 update in the first week of June 2021. The HDR video recording feature was long overdue for the OnePlus 9 & 9 Pro devices. And now, it is finally on the receiving end of it.
OnePlus recently released the OxygenOS 126.96.36.199 update with several camera improvements but most notably, it did not include an HDR video recording feature. OnePlus took note of it and has added that feature in the latest OxygenOS 188.8.131.52 update for OnePlus 9, 9 Pro.
OxygenOS 184.108.40.206 Update
The news broke out when a staff member of OnePlus posted the OxygenOS 220.127.116.11 update details on the official OnePlus community. It was revealed that the latest update is being rolled out to the Indian users of the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro right now and the other regions will soon follow.
The official changelog for the OxygenOS 18.104.22.168 update is :
- Reduced power consumption in specific scenarios.
- Fixed known issues and improved stability.
- Newly added HDR toggle to support manual settings（Path: Menu options in the upper right corner of the screen-Dynamic video) (9 Pro-specific).
- Improved the shooting and recording experience.
Below are the screenshots of the OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro phones’ cameras before and after the latest OxygenOS 22.214.171.124 update. The new HDR feature in the video recording mode can be clearly observed in the pictures.
One user on Twitter posted a screenshot of the latest update for his OnePlus 9 Pro device. It highlighted the size of the latest OxygenOS 126.96.36.199 update to be 3119 MB or 3.04 GB.
Some user reactions on the official OnePlus community –
“Updated yesterday it has more battery draining and there is brightness issue which takes time to increase brightness after we increase it. Please check on that”.
“Got this update day before!!! Must say… the heating issue has come down! Finally the care app doesn’t show error for battery when diagnosed…Thank you OnePlus ❤️❤️”.
“Got the update and it looks good”.
“One problem I see is while recording video the camera and the camera section are getting very heated. Please Fix.”
“Updated yesterday. It’s a very good update for the heating issue. It’s getting less now. Please focus on battery backup….”.
“Thank you for this new and quick update. Keep up the good work improving our beloved phones. 👍”.
As mentioned earlier, the latest OxygenOS 188.8.131.52 update is being rolled out to the Indian users right now and it will soon be released in other regions as well. As the update is incremental, it is available to a limited number of users right now with more users receiving it in the coming days. If the update is available on your OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro device, make sure you are connected to a stable Wi-Fi network before downloading it and back up your important data as well.
Our Verdict : Should you upgrade?
The possible answer is, yes you can update this update as we don’t see any major problems as before, Oneplus owners have been quite disappointed this year with buggy software & issues with updates on Oneplus devices, this update definitely fixes some core issues, but as few user reported it also introduced new bugs along with it.
Good thing, it has reduced some of the heating issues users faced, still some of the heating issue exist when using camera or playing games, but before idle usage also it was heating, now this is fixed.
Main issue is “battery drain” users have reported, that the phone is eating up lot more battery then before and needs to be fixed as soon as possible
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