Back in the last week, OnePlus rolled out the third OxygenOS Open Beta for the OnePlus 7T. It introduces some interesting camera-centric features like a camera lens dirt detection feature. Moreover, it introduced April 2020 security patches. However, it seems that the company also enabled the 960fps slow-motion video recording with this update. It’s curious to see a long-waited feature coming and OnePlus didn’t make any buzz to announce its arrival.
A user in Reddit noticed this feature with Open Beta 3. According to him, the 720p@960fps slow motion option is now available on the stock camera application. The person also confirmed in a follow-up reply that the 4K@30fps wide-angle video is also available via the latest update. Interestingly enough, neither of these changes made it to the official changelog. As we said before, none of the above features was mentioned in the changelog, which is really curious. In the last year, OnePlus mentioned that they were working on these two features. It’s too soon to affirm, but maybe, just maybe, the features are still in development and the company isn’t confident enough to announce them.
Curiously, the Sony IMX586 48MP camera doesn’t have enough horsepower to actually record 960 frames each second. However, they do support 720@480fps. For that reason, we believe that OnePlus is just using some kind of advanced interpolation to result in the 960 videos. Let’s see if the referred features will be announced in the next Open Beta release for the OnePlus 7T series.