OnePlus 9 software update brings fun Hasselblad XPan panoramic mode

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(Pocket-lint) - OnePlus is rolling retired an absorbing bundle update for its OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro users, and this 1 brings a caller mode to the camera acquisition to springiness it a spot much of a unsocial edge. 

The caller features is simply a effect of the manufacturer's partnership with Hasselblad, and brings a diagnostic to the telephone that was archetypal introduced to the camera marketplace successful 1998. 

It's called XPan mode - named aft the Hasselblad XPan camera - and enables you to sprout a panoramic benignant 65:24 format representation with conscionable 1 click of the shutter button. 

In truth, it is simply a spot of a gimmick, but it is 1 that's surely worthy trying. It'll alteration you to instrumentality photographs you can't usually execute without editing and cropping. 

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Once the bundle is updated to the latest mentation (Oxygen OS you'll find XPan mode successful the camera app.

To get to it, conscionable swipe up connected the tab astatine the bottommost of the surface and you'll find 'XPAN' on with each the different accustomed further shooting modes similar Nightscape, Pro, Time-lapse and truthful on. 

Once launched, it creates a long, constrictive tract of presumption and allows you to power betwixt some 30mm and 45mm focal lengths, and there's a movie icon which lets you power betwixt achromatic and achromatic and colour modes. 

When you property the shutter button, it shows an animation similar a antagonistic movie processing connected the screen. 

OnePlus announced its multi-year concern with Hasselblad earlier successful the twelvemonth with the purpose to marque its colour and representation processing amended for its flagship cameras. 

However, the concern besides meant the camera app got a redesign to marque it much Hasselblad-like successful appearance. Even down to things similar the shutter fastener colour, and the clicking dependable it makes erstwhile you property it. 

This latest XPan summation conscionable adds to that experience. It whitethorn not beryllium thing you usage each the time, but it is simply a precise casual mode to get immoderate panoramic-looking shots. 

The bundle besides includes optimisations for wireless charging, bug fixes and updates to the September information patch. 

Writing by Cam Bunton. Originally published connected 17 September 2021.

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