OnePlus 9 gets new XPan camera mode in update, here’s how it works

OnePlus has rolled out a new camera feature for its OnePlus 9 range. With the new XPan mode, the devices can now take panoramic photos with special settings that you can adjust. The update is now rolling out.

OnePlus 9 and XPan

OnePlus announced its collaboration with the camera manufacturer Hasselblad at the launch of the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro. The company then made it clear that the two companies mainly work around the camera software of the flagships, and now it is announced that the devices will be treated to a new feature: the XPan mode.

The name is a reference to the Hasselblad XPan camera, which is very suitable for capturing wide landscapes. With XPan, the phone can take photos in a 65:25 aspect ratio, and it works with both the main and wide-angle cameras. The phone takes photos at the full resolution of 50 MP or 48 MP respectively to capture as much detail as possible. Then the standard 4:3 image is cropped to the panorama size. Below you can see some examples of photos taken with the OnePlus 9.

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Special effects

OnePlus comes with a custom user interface that lets you take photos in XPan mode. You can choose between images in color, or a special black and white mode in which the phone briefly shows a negative before the final image is formed. The whole process takes four and a half seconds, so it’s not recommended for when you want to take pictures in quick succession. Remarkably, the XPan feature also only works when you’re taking photos while holding the phone horizontally.

This Xpan mode is part of the 11.2.9.9 update for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. With this software version, the manufacturer has also tinkered with the way the smartphones process HDR photos, sharpen images, deal with white balance and take night photos. Finally, the update includes the September security update. Have you already received the update on your smartphone? Let us know in the comments at the bottom of this article.

OnePlus 9

OnePlus 9