Latest Essential Phone update adds Auto-HDR, new HDR algorithm

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The Essential Phone updates keep on coming.

Just earlier this week, Essential updated the PH-1 with February’s Android security patch. Now the company is pushing yet another camera update to its first smartphone.

Announced on Thursday by Essential over on its official Twitter account, the update adds a new Auto-HDR mode to the Essential Phone’s camera app, as well as an all new HDR algorithm.

Previously, if Essential Phone users wanted to bracket multiple shots together into a single HDR photo, they had to manually switch to the phone’s HDR capture mode. Moving forward, the Auto-HDR mode will allow the phone to do that for the user automatically.

Meanwhile, according to Essential, its new HDR algorithm improves “camera performance” and “scene rendering,” which is good news since the PH-1’s original HDR mode wasn’t great, especially when compared to the competition.

Download the latest Essential Phone camera update from the Google Play Store, and let us know how well new HDR algorithm works in the comment section.

Source: Essential