Essential Phone gets a huge camera update, brings Auto-HDR mode
When Andy Rubin released the Essential Phone to the public, it gained a lot of hype. The Flagship had a beautiful ceramic body, a 18:9 display with just a small notch for the front camera, and thin bezels to support the sleek design of the device.
But since its release it has faced negative feedbacks for one of the key features of a smartphone : The Camera.
The camera did not perform well when compared to other devices in the same price bracket. The output from the camera was a average looking picture, that just could not stand out with images taken from other devices. But the company did not lose hope, it kept releasing updates for the device to improve the camera quality. And till date the camera experience and image quality has doubled.
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. Download it here: https://t.co/zXoZ765GHF pic.twitter.com/sxLcHEHJ5n
— Essential (@essential) February 8, 2018
The new update, which bumps the Essential Camera up to version 0.1.096.003, also includes various general stability fixes.
The major feature of the update would be,
Auto-HDR Mode which was being lacked in the camera app since the day of the launch.
Essential also talked up its “new HDR algorithm” in a tweet, which it says will improve overall performance and scene rendering when taking HDR-enabled photos. Dynamic HDR and flash indicators have also been added specifically for Auto-HDR mode.
The users can already feel a noticeable boost to the performance speed and increase in the image quality. The PH-1 users can update their phones now and experience a better camera.