You can no longer use the “See Through” X-Ray vision in OnePlus 8 Pro


OnePlus rolling out OxygenOS 10.5.9 for OnePlus 8 Pro which disables the “See Through” X-Ray vision camera feature

We had warned how OnePlus was going to disable the now-famous see-through vision in OnePlus 8 Pro after privacy-related complaints. OnePlus is following up on disabling the feature by rolling out the update for OnePlus 8 Pro.

OnePlus is rolling out the OTA update of OxygenOS 10.5.9 for OnePlus 8 Pro users across the world. The only change in the OxygenOS 10.5.9 from 10.5.8 is the disabling of the Photocrome filter in the OnePlus 8 Pro Camera App, which is what OnePlus users refer to the color filter camera or see-through vision.

The OnePlus 8 Pro see-through vision made news after the release of OnePlus 8 Pro. The feature or bug uses the quad-camera setup of OnePlus 8 Pro’s Photochrom mode to display images seen through clothes and plastic. It happens because the color filter sensor is capable of seeing through objects that have no IR shielding. Initially, OnePlus 8 Pro buyers mistook it for an added feature. However, OnePlus clarified it is actually a bug and the company has decided to disable it citing privacy infringement concerns.

If you are an OnePlus 8 Pro user and liked this see-through feature, you could root your smartphone with a custom ROM when it comes. You should also note that the OnePlus 8 Pro OxygenOS 10.5.9 changelog mentions that OnePlus plans to bring the feature back in “around June.” OnePlus probably intends to make the feature available again after removing some aspects of the see-through vision.

If you want to keep the feature, you can also opt to not install the update. However, the OS update reminder will keep buzzing and irritating you till you update your OnePlus 8 Pro Android smartphone.

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