OnePlus seems to be working on fixing the “oil painting” effect that OnePlus 6 users have been complaining since the launch of the device. OnePlus 6 is not the only device that is affected by this issue as the company admitted the same issue in the images shot using the OnePlus 5 and 5T. While talking about the issue earlier, the company did not issue any timeline on how long OnePlus users will have to wait for the fix. However, it looks like the fix is nearby as the company is planning to launch the fix with the next update as part of the Open Beta program for the OnePlus 5 and 5T.
According to a report by GSMArena, the company has already rolled out the update in the Chinese market. It is likely that the company will launch the Open Beta update for the global market in coming days. This indicates that the company will also launch the update for its latest flagship in the market, the OnePlus 6. The report speculates that the “oil painting” issue takes place because of the HDR mode present in the stock camera app that comes with OxygenOS.
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The reason we know that OnePlus is working on fixing the “oil painting” issue is that a member of the Support team for Open Beta program sent an email to one of the Open Beta testers informing them that the issue “will be optimized in next update”. The support team member asked the tester to “verify it by that time” if the issue is fixed further instructing the tester to provide original photos and logs so that OnePlus can further work on the fix.
The tester posted the screenshot of the email conversation in one of the posts on the official OnePlus forums. This new update comes weeks after the company announced the launch of OxygenOS 5.1.8 OTA for OnePlus 6 users.