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Latest Oxygen OS update re-enables the 'X-ray' color filter camera on Oneplus 8 Pro

Latest Oxygen OS update re-enables the 'X-ray' color filter camera on Oneplus 8 Pro

Turns out, there was a little more to the OxygenOS 10.5.10 update for the 8 Pro than we thought. Although it isn't mentioned in the changelog, we can confirm that the update also re-enables the "X-Ray" color filter infrared camera on the 8 Pro, previously disabled in the 10.5.9 update before it was pulled.

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OnePlus 8 Pro's color filter mode won't be disabled after all (except in China), but will receive changes

OnePlus 8 Pro's color filter mode won't be disabled after all (except in China), but will receive changes

OnePlus has announced that it will temporarily disable the "color filter" camera on the 8 Pro in a future update, but only the Chinese version of the phone running HydrogenOS will be affected. The camera, which is augmented with its ability to gather infrared light, was able to see through materials like certain plastics and even some kinds of cloth. The functionality will apparently return in the future when OnePlus can limit "other functionality that may be of concern."

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Video: Quick Look At The World's First Thermal Camera Smartphone, The CAT S60 (MWC 2016)

Video: Quick Look At The World's First Thermal Camera Smartphone, The CAT S60 (MWC 2016)

A thermal camera smartphone may not sound like the most useful thing to you in the world, but there's little doubt a niche market for such a thing probably exists, not to mention the undeniable cool factor. And by cool, I mean hot. As in heat. Temperature jokes. The CAT S60 (our announcement post here) features the same thermal imaging sensor found in FLIR's FLIR One dongles for Android and iOS devices, and that's a damn good system - we reviewed it.

By slapping it inside a smartphone, FLIR has eliminated one of the major complaints about the device.

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