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OnePlus 8 Pro could finally have great cameras with borrowed tech

It looks like OnePlus is turning to its stablemate for better camera technology.

Published onMarch 30, 2020

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OnePlus phones occasionally tend to borrow features and/or design elements from stablemate OPPO, and it looks like the OnePlus 8 Pro won’t be any different.

According to Pricebaba and teen leaker Ishan Agarwal, the OnePlus 8 Pro will gain the same 48MP main camera and 48MP ultra-wide sensor as the OPPO Find X2 Pro. That means we’re looking at the IMX689 sensor and IMX586 ultra-wide camera respectively.

#OnePlus8Pro to feature 48MP IMX689 as the Main Sensor (F/1.78), 48MP IMX586 Ultra-Wide (F/2.2) & 120° FOV. 8MP (F/2.44) Telephoto w/ 3X Optical & 30X Digital Zoom + 5MP Color Filter. New Night Portrait Mode, ‘3-HDR’ Video, Cinematic Effects & Better OIS!
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) March 29, 2020

The IMX689 is arguably Sony’s most capable camera sensor right now, offering larger individual pixels than other 48MP, 64MP, and 108MP sensors. Noteworthy capabilities include pixel-binned shots equivalent to a 12MP 2.24 micron pixel camera, and All Pixel Autofocus for faster and more accurate focusing.

But the 48MP IMX586 ultra-wide camera would be a welcome addition too, and should deliver better ultra-wide shots in low light owing to pixel-binning.

In other words, the OnePlus 8 Pro could have class-leading main and ultra-wide cameras on paper when it’s eventually released. Hopefully OnePlus’ camera software makes a big leap too, as that’s generally been the firm’s Achilles Heel.

For what it’s worth, our own David Imel thought the OPPO Find X2 Pro had “wonderful” cameras when he reviewed the phone earlier this month. More specifically, David said the main camera offered excellent color, detail, and sharpness. But he also praised the 48MP ultra-wide camera, saying colors and sharpness were “quite good,” and that it showed little distortion.

Other reported OnePlus 8 Pro cameras include an 8MP 3x telephoto camera with 30x digital zoom, and a 5MP “color filter.” Agarwal adds that the phone will also offer a Night Portrait Mode and “3-HDR” video.

Do you think the OnePlus 8 Pro will deliver class-leading picture quality in 2020? Give us your thoughts below!

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