OnePlus recently released the Android 11 Developer Preview 4 for the OnePlus 8 Series and a teardown of the same revealed the possible image of the unreleased OnePlus 8T smartphone along with other details. Following that, today OnePlus has released the Open Beta for OxygenOS 11 and a teardown has revealed more details about 8K recording.
The teardown of the OnePlus Camera app in Developer Preview 4 revealed that OnePlus is working on adding support for 8K video recording in its future phones. Similarly, we did a teardown of the OnePlus Camera App V5.4.87 on OxygenOS 11 Open Beta, and there were new strings named “action_item_video_8k”, “action_item_video_8k_120fps”, “action_item_video_8k_240fps”, “action_item_video_8k_480fps”, “action_item_video_8k_60fps”, “action_item_video_8k_960fps”.
<string name="action_item_video_8k">8K 30FPS</string> <string name="action_item_video_8k_120fps">8K 120FPS</string> <string name="action_item_video_8k_240fps">8K 240FPS</string> <string name="action_item_video_8k_480fps">8K 480FPS</string> <string name="action_item_video_8k_60fps">8K 60FPS</string> <string name="action_item_video_8k_960fps">8K 960FPS</string>
The description within these strings indicates that future OnePlus phones (OnePlus 8T/OnePlus 9?) may support 8K video recording up to 960fps. But it is to be noted that the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus Mobile Platform supports 8K video capture at 30fps only, so it is not clear how OnePlus will implement recording at higher frame rates. It could well be a software-based approach to achieve high fps on 8K video recording. Also, it is to be noted that there is a possibility that these features might not make it to the final build.
Further, the image named oneplus_8t.webp that was present in Developer Preview 4 has been replaced by oneplus_kebab.webp in this build and the old image has been removed too. It is most likely the code name of the OnePlus 8T. Also, there are new strings named “oneplus_in_project_kebab_camera_info”, “oneplus_in_project_kebab_screen_info”, “oneplus_in_project_kebab_series_cpu_info” in this build, but the description within these strings are empty as of now. This will be used in the About Phone section i.e., processor, display, camera information, etc.
<string name="oneplus_in_project_kebab_camera_info"/> <string name="oneplus_in_project_kebab_screen_info"/> <string name="oneplus_in_project_kebab_series_cpu_info"/>
Along with this, there is another variant of oneplus_kebab named oneplus_kebabt and there are strings that indicate the FCC ID of oneplus_kebab and oneplus_kebabt. We should know more information on Oneplus 8T soon since the company usually introduces new phones in September or October.