Essential Phone Camera App Receives An Auto-HDR Update


Andy Rubin first creation, Essential Phone, had a rough start in the smartphone market probably because of the huge expectations that users envisaged from the co-founder of Android. Nevertheless, Essential Phone settled in quickly and for some time now, it has not been in the news for the wrong reasons – at least its better than the never-ending reports from the Pixel smartphones. Just recently, the company released the February security patch to the Essential Phone and now, there are reports that its camera app is getting a major boost. Essential took to its official Twitter handle to announce this update. It said

“We just released an update to Essential Camera App that adds Auto-HDR, a new HDR algorithm that improves camera performance and scene rendering, dynamic HDR and Flash indicators, and various stability fixes.”

As a reminder, the Essential Phone is powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It is equipped with a Gorilla Glass 5 protected 5.71-inch LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen having an 84.9% screen-to-body ratio with a 1312 x 2560 pixel resolution. In the camera department, we have a 13MP camera on the rear coupled with an 8MP shooter for selfies. It runs a pre-installed Android Nougat OS and its lights are kept on by a non-removable Li-Ion 3040 mAh battery. At launch, this phone sold for $699 but after some issues, it took a nosedive in price to about $499 for both Black and White versions and the phone comes unlocked which means that it is ready to work with any carrier of buyer’s choice. This recent camera app update can be downloaded from Play Store HERE

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