OnePlus has announced that it’s partnering with DxO to improve the cameras in the upcoming OnePlus 5.
DxO is perhaps best known for the DxOMark benchmarking test that remains one of the most commonly cited metrics for camera performance on a smartphone (even though it’s important to remember that benchmarks never tell the full story), along with developing several pieces of professional photography software. But the company also has hardware experience in the DxO One, a well-regarded camera that slots directly into the Lightning port on an iPhone to offer improved pictures than the built-in camera.
OnePlus and DxO aren’t offering any details as to the nature of the collaboration, or even whether DxO is contributing to the hardware or software components of the OnePlus 5’s camera .A cynical-minded person could look at the partnership as OnePlus looking to ensure it scores highly on the DxOMark test — which OnePlus’s announcement does specifically call it out by name — but we don’t know that for sure.
We’ll presumably find out more soon though, given that the OnePlus 5 is expected to launch sometime this summer.