30 July 2020
OnePlus 8 Pro’s color filter camera grabbed some attention a few days back for its capability that allows you to see through certain plastics, like TV remotes, game controllers, or any plastic that does not have any IR shielding. But during the course of its usage, it was discovered that the filter can even see through very thin clothes as well. This brought up much controversy and interestingly, OnePlus was quick to address this and acknowledged that this should be fixed soon.
But OnePlus had decided to disable the Photochrom filter in the OnePlus 8 Pro camera app only on HydrogenOS and clarified that this action would not affect the global variant of the phone. But now, according to XDA Developers, the feature is completely disabled even on the global variants.
The new stable update that is rolling out to the OnePlus 8 Pro across the world removes the Photochrom filter. The changelog of this build 10.5.9.IN11AA suggests that the company is going to re-introduce this camera mode sometime in June, presumably after making the required adjustments. However, it is unknown exactly when the company will bring back the tweaked and polished filter again.
The Indian variant of the OnePlus 8 Pro has received a similar version number but the changelog is a bit different. For the Indian users, OnePlus 8 Pro gets April 2020 security patch as well. The update has just started to roll out and it is unknown if OnePlus has disabled the feature on Indian variants as well. We will update the story once we get to know about it. Also, there is no new OTA for the European variant so far.