OnePlus is working on an Instant Translation feature for video calls
At its recent launch event in London, OnePlus finally lifted the covers off the new OnePlus 7T Pro. The device, which is a minor upgrade over the OnePlus 7 Pro, packs in a Snapdragon 855+ chip and up to 12GB of RAM in the McLaren edition. At the launch event, the company also showcased some of the cool new features coming with the latest version of OxygenOS based on Android 10. While some of these features have already made their way to older devices running the latest update, there’s one new feature that caught our eye – Instant Translation.
The feature, which isn’t currently available in OxygenOS 10, aims to help users connect with the OnePlus community around the world without facing any language barriers. Therefore, the feature will help users who don’t speak the same language communicate with each other. For instance, if they are on a live video call, the software will automatically translate whatever the caller is saying and interpret it on the receivers screen as translated text. At the event, OnePlus’ CEO Pete Lau suggested that it would work with video calling, but we aren’t sure which apps will be supported at launch.
We’ve previously seen a similar feature on the Honor Magic 2, which allows users to translate voice calls in real-time. As of now, there’s no word from the company about a release timeline for the feature and we have no clue how many languages will be supported at launch. Nonetheless, the idea is definitely quite impressive and we’re looking forward to test it out for ourselves when it’s finally released. It’s worth noting that Google also showcased a new Live Caption feature in Android 10 which is capable of automatically transcribing audio into captions. The feature is expected to help users with disabilities like hearing impairment, watch videos on their devices. Sadly, the feature doesn’t work in phone calls or video calls due to a limitation in the API.