Smartphone brand OnePlus has started rolling out version 18.104.22.168 for the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro brings a new camera mode called XPan.
The XPan mode is a reference to the Hasselblad XPan, a rebranded version of the dual-format Fuji TX-1 camera launched in the late 90s, reports GSMArena.
Apart from shooting on 35mm film, this camera could also shoot in a wider 65mm format for panoramas in a 65:24 (or 2.7:1) aspect ratio.
The XPan mode on the OnePlus nine series aims to emulate this. Users can launch this mode from the mode selection screen. The report said that this brings up a new UI with the 65:25 aspect ratio viewfinder and limited controls.
Users can switch between two color modes, a slightly tweaked natural color preset and a default black and white mode based on the Ilford Delta 400 film.
Users can also switch their focal length from 45mm to a wider 30mm, which switches to the ultra-wide lens. Lastly, they can also control exposure, the report said.
When users capture a shot, the screen briefly turns negative as the final image slowly forms and is saved. This is supposed to “reproduce the ritual sense of film developing”.
The 65:25 aspect ratio on these phones cannot be recreated natively, and the images are cropped from their native 4:3 sensor.