Previously, Oneplus had announced their partnership with the Swedish camera manufacturer Hasselblad, to develop a camera system for the new generation of mobile phones, the new 9 series which was launched on March 23.
The partnership will see Hasselblad work with Chinese company Oneplus to improve camera technology in their flagship phones. OnePlus says the partnership will start with software upgrades including color adjustment and sensor calibration, and expand to many dimensions in the future.
After this collaboration, Oneplus today (18/9) started to launch version 184.108.40.206 for Oneplus 9 and 9 Pro. This update 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 that was launched in the late 90s. In addition to shooting on 35mm film, this camera can also shoot in the wider 65mm format for panoramas in a 65:24 (or 2.7:1) aspect ratio.
In this mode you can choose from three options, such as being able to 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.
Then you can also change the focal length from 45mm to a wider 30mm, switching to an ultra-wide lens. Lastly, you can also control the exposure.