Razer Phone's cameras will get better soon thanks to software updates

Razer Phone's cameras will get better soon thanks to software updates

Razer Phone's cameras will get better soon thanks to software updates

According to Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan, over the next few weeks, the Razer Phone will receive updates bringing enhancement related to low light camera performance and "many other optimizations" (all related to the camera app). Razer is also looking into making further speed and performance improvements with the Oreo update, and Tan says updates to improve the camera software should arrive with some sort of regularity moving forward. Starting with the app itself – Razer will push an update via the Play Store “in the near term” that will improve the performance of the camera app. After that, the firm intends to push further updates created to improve shutter speed, low-light performance, and overall optimisation.

All in all, it looks like Razer is paying close attention to what people have to say regarding the cameras on its first smartphone, but it remains to be seen how much can be improved through software. In the coming months, the camera app will also get an "instazoom button" (to better make use of the rear shooter's 2x optical zoom), plus "4x slow motion" (120p) video recording capabilities. This update will include even more camera improvements, like portrait mode, 60p video recording, and increased overall speed. As we've seen with the Essential Phone, the image quality can be salvaged from the abyss, but the phone still struggles to capture consistently good images.