OnePlus 12 gets camera improvements with a new update

OnePlus is rolling out a new update to the OnePlus 12. It brings the February 2024 Android security patch, camera improvements, and a handful of other changes. The update is currently available in India. A global rollout may follow soon.

A new update brings camera improvements to the OnePlus 12

This is the second feature update for the OnePlus 12 since its global launch in late January. The first update came in early February and brought Hasselblad Master Mode for enhanced colors in photos, fingerprint improvements, connectivity improvements, and more. The Chinese version of the phone, which runs HydrogeOS instead of OxygenOS, also picked up a host of AI features last month.

While those AI features are yet to make it into the global version of the OnePlus 12, the company is now pushing another update with more camera improvements. According to the official release notes, the zoom buttons in the camera app now let you switch between more focal lengths. OnePlus has also enhanced the clarity of photos captured with 2x zoom in Portrait mode.

Additionally, the company has improved the color accuracy of selfies captured in warm-light environments. This update also improves the stability of NFC and network connections. OnePlus mentions system stability improvements as well. While not included in the release notes, Android Authority confirms that the update adds the ability to unlock the device without turning the display on.

According to the publication, the OnePlus 12’s under-display fingerprint now works even if you have disabled AOD (Always-On Display). The fingerprint icon briefly appears on the screen when you move the device without turning the screen on. There may be more hidden changes that OnePlus didn’t list in the changelog. Don’t expect the latest security patch, though. You are only getting the February release.

OnePlus says this update is India-only

The latest update for the OnePlus 12 is currently rolling out in India with firmware version CPH2573_14.0.0.602(EX01). Interestingly, the company says the update is India-only. In Europe and North America, the phone is getting a different update with build numbers CPH2581_14.0.0.502(EX01) and CPH2583_14.0.0.502(EX01), respectively. More importantly, the latter markets aren’t getting the camera improvements and other changes.

The official changelog for these regions only mentions system stability improvements. It is unclear whether OnePlus will roll out another update later with the additional changes. Hopefully, it does sooner rather than later. Perhaps a bigger update may be on the cards with the mentioned AI features that are available to OnePlus 12 users in China. We will let you know when we have more information.