OnePlus announced its latest flagship smartphone last night at a launch event in New York City. The device that we are referring to is the OnePlus 6T, which comes almost six months after the launch of the OnePlus 6. The new device features slight changes to the hardware including the waterdrop-like notch, removal of the 3.5-mm audio socket, in-display fingerprint scanner, removal of the rear fingerprint scanner, and slightly thinner bottom chin on the front.
In addition to all the hardware, OnePlus also revealed small additions to the software. Most software improvements seem to have gone to the camera of the device with the company adding two new features to the 6T’s camera. The first one is ‘Studio Lighting’ in the Portrait mode while the second one is a new and revamped low-light mode known as ‘Nightscape’.
Similar to the Google Pixel 3 lineup and it’s HDR+ technology that takes multiple images and combines them in the software, OnePlus 6T’s Nightscape feature also takes multiple shots and combines them later for improved color reproduction, more details, less noise, and increased dynamic range. The mode is said to improve the images taken in low-light conditions. It also makes use of long shutter speeds to ensure that it has enough light for a properly exposed image.
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While this has been introduced on the OnePlus 6T, here’s some good news for OnePlus 6 users. OnePlus announced at the event last night that this new mode is coming to the older OnePlus 6 devices. The announcement makes sense as both the OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 6 share similar hardware specifications so it won’t be as difficult. That said, there is no word on whether this feature will be making its way to the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T.