Mobile phones have been getting some very creative technology, and one enhancement that just keeps pushing limits: the cameras. Each year we see a new round of professional camera technology, embedded in the body of a new thinner flashy smartphone. The iPhone 7 brought a dual camera technology, one of the first mainstream devices to have two cameras working cooperatively together. The Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL were built with amazing HDR+ technology, for professional quality portrait photos that blur the background —which gives a very pristine look.
Wait, isn't Google's Portrait mode just for Google devices like the Pixel?
Officially yes, however, not anymore, thanks to a developer named Arnova8G2 who has figured out how to make the technology work with other Android Oreo driven devices.
According to XDA, the app has successfully brought this functionality to the following devices:
Xiaomi Mi 5/5s on LineageOS 15, OnePlus 3 & 3T on OxygenOS 5, Moto G5s Plus, and reportedly even the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 running the leaked Oreo beta ROM.
They also go on to note that it's looking like Android Oreo 64-bit devices are working with the feature, so others that are not on the above list may work — as long as they are 64-bit on the latest Android version. The developer has also made the Portrait mode feature have compatibility with Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+.
The best feature of the port is probably the lack of root requirement as all you need to do it to install the .APK file on your compatible device.
What are your thoughts? Does the portrait mode work well on your device? Let us know in the comments below!
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