Your OnePlus 2 can snap RAW photos with OxygenOS 2.2.1

Get more out of your OnePlus 2 photos. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Get more out of your OnePlus 2 photos. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

The camera upgrade OnePlus has been promising OnePlus 2 owners has finally arrived — but it doesn’t come with Marshmallow.

With OxygenOS 2.2.1, based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, users finally have the ability to shoot RAW images using the built-in OnePlus Camera app, while features like Bluetooth, Ultra SIM compatibility, and more have been improved.

The OnePlus 2 received RAW support for third-party camera apps way back in September 2015, but those hoping to capture this format with the stock OnePlus Camera were out of luck. That changes with this OxygenOS release.

With the ability to capture in RAW, rather than compressed JPEGs, users end up with unprocessed images that contain a lot more information, so they’re more flexible when you come to edit them later on. This is the format favored by pro photographers.

In addition to RAW photo support, here’s what OxygenOS 2.2.1 is bringing to your OnePlus 2:

  • Bluetooth compatibility improvement
  • Ultra SIM compatibility improvement
  • GMS 3.0 upgrade
  • Improvement for roaming issues
  • Fix for occasional image corruption issue in OnePlus Camera
  • Security patch update
  • Romanian language support

Like all OnePlus updates, this is rolling out in phases, so it might take some time to reach your device. Keep your eyes peeled for an update notification, then, but don’t worry if it doesn’t arrive today.