OnePlus 7 Pro Android 10 beta adds wide-angle video recording and more

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OnePlus 7 Pro (Image credit: Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • The Android 10 open beta for the OnePlus 7 Pro has added video recording for the wide-angle and telephoto lenses.
  • You can also now use the wide-angle lens in Nightscape and the telephoto lens in Portrait Mode.
  • To access the new features you'll have to be enrolled in the open beta, sideloading the camera app won't work.

On September 3, the Android 10 update began rolling out to Pixel phones. However, the Pixel phones weren't the only ones to get a taste of Android 10 that day. OnePlus also began rolling out a new open beta for Android 10 to the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro, which followed a series of closed beta releases for the two phones.

Along with all the changes and features that Android 10 brings to the table, OnePlus also snuck in the ability to record video with the wide-angle lens, one of the most requested features since the phone first launched. OnePlus has been teasing us for months now saying it was in the works.

That would probably be enough to make most OnePlus fans happy, but the company didn't stop there. The update also includes the less requested ability to record video with the telephoto lens. We should note, that both cameras appear to be limited to 30fps, though.

While the option to take video with all three of the cameras has been high on the to-do list, OnePlus has also made some improvements to its "Super Steady" video algorithms. Previously the option didn't do much to stabilize video, but in the new Android 10 update, it appears to be improved.

Besides allowing all three cameras to capture video, OnePlus has also made the lenses available in other shooting modes with the Android 10 beta. Now, when using Nightscape or Portrait mode, it will give you options to use one of the additional lenses. In Nightscape, that lens is the ultra-wide camera, and in Portrait mode, you'll now be able to use the telephoto lens.

For all of you OnePlus 7 Pro users itching to try these features out, unfortunately, sideloading the app will not work. If you want to get access to the latest camera features, you'll have to join in on the open beta (opens in new tab).

Jason England
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  • Why do you have your phone's sound on at work? That annoys the hell out of me when I hear that even when it's a work phone. It breaks my concentration. I have my sound off.
  • My phone is on silent at work. Media sound is on because MOST apps have media muted by default or they let you choose in their settings to have media sound off by default and ADS are muted by default on mostly everything except THIS app. This is literally the only app where ads play with the sound ON.
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  • I love Root Insurance.😃😃 On a serious note, this is why I'm on board with OnePlus. These guys are seriously on a roll with updates and meaningful additions to an already great device. Never got this level of updates with LG in over 3 years. Can't wait to get this. Also for portrait mode the addition is being able to use the main lens. The telephoto lens is the default lens for portrait mode currently. This adds greater flexibility for low light portrait mode shots being able to use the main sensor now.
  • Can someone please advise how stable the open beta is? Unsure whether ready as daily driver or not. Thanks.
  • So it looks like the Wide angle Video mode is gone with the Full release Android 10. It was available on the Beta, just not final release.