OnePlus AI is coming this month, starting with AI Eraser

Users of a whole range of Android phones are going to enjoy an all new photo editing assistant

The OnePlus 12 in Flowy Emerald on a pink and grey background
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Quick Summary

OnePlus has announced their AI efforts with the first product – AI Eraser.

This photo editing tool will arrive on a range of top devices.

When we think of AI technology implemented on the best phones, photo editing is likely the first thing to come to mind. It was one of the first practical applications employed, offering users a helping hand to get the perfect shot for them.

The practice has been most notably employed by Google, with their Pixel Magic Eraser. That set the standard for AI-powered editing on a phone, before morphing into the Magic Editor with added features and functionality.

Now, another major Android phone manufacturer is entering the AI-powered photo editing game. Kicking off their OnePlus AI campaign, the brand have introduced AI Eraser.

That's a proprietary photo editing model, which has been designed from the ground up as part of an R&D effort by the brand. The feature was trained on a vast dataset, to ensure it would act accurately and appropriately.

As you might expect, the main purpose of the feature is to remove unwanted objects from images. Based on a slim selection of example images which have been showcased as part of the announcement, that appears to work pretty well. 

The OnePlus AI Eraser editing an image

(Image credit: OnePlus)

That shows an image of a couple on their wedding day. The couple are covered with out of focus confetti in the foreground, with the arms of their guests in the sides of the images.

When the AI Eraser was used, the subjects in the sides of the frame are removed. That appears to happen cleanly, with no obvious tells – aside, of course, from the floating confetti.

Even more impressive is the filling of those gaps. There, the bokeh of foreground confetti is well matched, leaving it looking incredibly natural.

Which handsets are getting the OnePlus AI upgrade?

The launch sees a range of devices employ the new features. The updates will land from April, with other markets getting them later in Q2 of 2024. The upgraded devices include: OnePlus 12, OnePlus 12R, OnePlus 11 and OnePlus Open. There is no word on whether older devices will also get the features later down the line.

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.