12 March 2018
A couple weeks ago, Sony seeded the Android Oreo update to its flagship Xperia XZ Premium way ahead of its scheduled release in December. This led to a camera problem in the device which the company acknowledged a week after it rolled out a camera distortion fix for a few other devices in the XZ lineup.
A week after unveiling its mid-range Xperia R1 and the R1 Plus, we’ve come to know that the newest Xperia device will sport a new camera UI that will be served with the 8MP front facing and the 13MP rear primary cameras. Judging from what we from a hands-on video, the Xperia R1 Plus features a more simplistic camera interface with bigger icons that go well with the phone’s budget minded approach.
While the camera settings menu seems to have changed big time, users do get to choose from three different scenes upon swiping left inside the camera to choose from Portrait, HDR & Landscape. In addition to the newly added filters to apply to your pictures, the camera app also features a redesigned focus ring. What remains to be questioned is whether Sony is opting towards branding its traditional camera app features to its higher priced variants or is it going to seed such an update to all of its devices in the future. Only time would tell.