Realme camera upgrades: Convert photos to PDF, selfie camera Chroma boost, starry mode, movie mode, & more

Realme offers some of the best budget, mid-range, and flagship phones. The Oppo sub-brand has not been around for a long time but has quickly amassed a massive fan following thanks to its competitively priced smartphones.

Further, Realme takes user feedback seriously and works to bring some of the most requested features from users to its devices and software. Just a few days ago, the company brought a bunch of useful features for the Realme X2 Pro and the Realme X50 Pro and X50 Pro Player Edition.

And now the company has posted a new ‘episode‘ of the OS QnA With Devs. With these monthly QnA sessions, the company aims to answer questions from users regarding Realme’s software features.

Realme X50 Pro Player Edition front and back

This time around, the QnA session is based on the default Camera application. And the developer who was assigned to answer user questions regarding the camera on Realme phones has shed some light on the new features that we can expect to see arrive with future updates.

When asked about the Chroma boost option for the selfie camera, the developer responded by stating that the Chroma boost option is meant for capturing scenery and it may not work well with the selfie camera. Here’s the complete response:

Q: realme provide front camera Chroma boost
A: The chroma boost will mode is desired for different scenes such as : sky/portrait/grassland, etc. I dont think this feature will work with selfie camera. However we are woking on the new generation AI beauty for selfie.

Another user suggested that Realme should add the option to convert photos taken from the camera to a PDF document. Luckily, it seems that this is a feature that’s actually being worked upon.

Q: great ui but we need some more customised interface, there should be an option to make pdf from our photos
A: Got it. We are planning to upgrade the txt scanner feature which will feat ur needs of changing photos to PDF

When asked about whether Realme will add stickers to the camera app, the developer stated that there are many third-party alternatives that offer stickers. Therefore, this is a feature that’s not on the cards for the time being.

Q: stickers features need to be added in camera
A: We believe lots of 3rd apps do much better sticker than stock camera. This feature is not in our plan for now.

Further, Starry mode has been one of the most requested features from users. With this mode, users can set their phones down and capture the stars in the night sky. At present, it’s only available on the Realme X3 SuperZoom. Here’s what the developer had to say on that:

Q: Hello there,#1. Can we except starry mode from x3 superzoom to x2 pro and x50pro?#2. Can we except more options like light trail, document scanning,ar emoji,etc. from OEMs like EMUI, one ui?#3. Can except original google camera from google like you enable to download google phone app.
A: 1.Yes. We are considering taking starry mode to flagship devices.2.Yes. We will keep working on starry mode. Document scanning is existing as txt scanner. Emoji is not in our plan.3.Gcam is not our job, sorry for that.

The developer also claimed that a new Movie Mode will be added to the camera application for recording videos in a cinematic aspect ratio:

Q: I want more updates in these section:
-sometimes UI delay the time between tapping the shutter and actually clicking the photo, this needs to be optimised
-Hope you include the Cinemascope ratio (2.39:1) for videos
A: 1.I will inform the team. mode is coming.

These are the major new features that Realme plans to bring to most of its smartphones. However, there are a few phones that will not be receiving any new camera features. These are the Realme 2 Pro, Realme 2, and Realme C1.


That being said, it’s good to see the company clarifying and answering questions from its users. Of course, not all these features will be available right away. But users can expect to see some features become available in the near future via OTA updates.

Speaking of which, Realme is set to release Android 11 for its eligible devices soon. It will bring along a bunch of new features and improvements, possibly even the new camera features. So keep an eye out on our dedicated tracker to know more.

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