OnePlus 5 / 5T To Get OnePlus 6 Style Selfie Portrait Mode
OnePlus follows a trend of releasing T version of its smartphones after a few months of the original device. The OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T follow the same trend. The OnePlus 5 launched on 20th June 2017, followed by the OnePlus 5T which launched on 21st November 2017. Now the OnePlus 6 is the company’s new 2018 flagship and it has brought some features which are unique to the smartphone, including the portrait selfie mode. This mode takes selfie shots with a bokeh effect in the background. The company is now planning to bring this feature to the OnePlus 5 and 5T.
OnePlus hosted Open Ears Forum event in India which happened on 7th July 2018. It is in this event that OnePlus confirmed about the selfie portrait mode update for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T.
The OnePlus 6 did have the portrait mode feature out of the box but only for the rear-facing dual cameras. Rather, the smartphone received an OTA (Over The Air) OS update for OxygenOS 5.1.6. The smartphone takes these portrait mode selfies by solely depending on the software processing of the image. The OnePlus 5 and 5T users will also get a similar experience. The front-facing camera on all the three devices; OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, and the OnePlus 6, is a 16MP sensor. So, all the devices should produce a similar type of portrait image, but we will have to wait until the update is available to gauge better.
What is worth noting is, both the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T run on previous year’s Snapdragon 835 chipset. So, it will be interesting to see how well the selfies taken with these smartphones do against the ones taken with the OnePlus 6.
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