The OnePlus 6T and its slightly older predecessor, the OnePlus 6 too, have now received the coveted ‘Night Sight Mode’ that hasn’t even been officially introduced in the latest Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones. Incidentally, the OnePlus smartphones too, haven’t received the feature through official channels. Still, the impact, according to early adopters and testers has been overwhelmingly positive.
Several smartphone enthusiasts recently discovered a new feature buried in the Google Camera app recently. The feature can reportedly capture great low light images. Interestingly the ‘Night Sight Mode’ isn’t officially available. Moreover, not all the Google Pixel smartphones currently sold can use the same. Still, a few tinkerers managed to extract the feature and activate the same in the latest Google Camera app. For the past few days, multiple smartphone users attempted to install the Camera App with the feature activated, and surprisingly, several Android handsets were able to install and use the app with the Night Sight Mode activated. We had previously reported how quite a few Nokia Android One smartphones were able to use the feature.
OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T Gets Night Sight Mode, Updated Gallery App With Gesture Controls
This time around, the active OnePlus community eagerly tested the Night Sight Mode on the OnePlus 6 and the recently launched OnePlus 6T. Needless to add, the results are quite encouraging. Additionally, the OnePlus team too, has been working to add several enhancements to the Gallery App. The latest app version comes with an interesting new design, swipe down gesture and several other improvements.
XDA Developer ‘Arnova8G2’ has successfully brought the Google Camera with Night Sight and HDR+ to the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. The new feature is able to draw in a lot of visual data even in poor to bad lighting conditions. Several smartphone enthusiasts are comparing the Google-developed feature to Huawei’s Night Mode that currently relies on Huawei P20 and Mate 20’s powerful imaging sensors.
The Night Sight Mode makes handheld long exposure shots feasible. Photos taken with the feature have a lot more detail. Incidentally, though the feature works well, it still requires capable imaging hardware to take in a lot of data and then process the same.
The OnePlus Gallery app, which is available on the Google Play Store, recently received an update. Surprisingly, the app takes a simplified approach, but still offers almost everything that an average smartphone user would require from a Gallery App.
The timeline of the update OnePlus Gallery App restricts itself to images and videos captured through the camera. No more cluttered space with screenshots and downloaded multimedia. Users can easily access the images based on timestamps. A simple swipe down gesture while viewing a photo returns the user to the timeline view. The app now allows significantly more zoom in and out. Moreover, the OnePlus team has ensured the zooming is smoother and feels natural.
Download And Use The Modded Google Camera App
We at MSP Gear do not promote using experimental apps or features. However, smartphone enthusiasts can download the APK installer file from XDA website. The app reportedly works on several Nokia smartphones as well. Hence users may try and install the same, but at their own risk. Incidentally, the OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 6T require separate APK files and they are not interchangeable.