It’s been a long time coming, but Android users can finally get their hands on a USB-C version of DxO’s detachable smartphone camera — sort of. DxO isn’t doing an “official” launch of the Android camera just yet, but if you’d like to get in on the action early, you can sign up for the company’s “Early Access pack” for $499 over at the DxO website, according to Android Central.
That $499 gets you the USB-C version of the DxO One that was designed for Android phones a few months ago, along with a rugged Outdoor Shell access to DxO’s PhotoLab software. It’s the same price that the original DxO One for iOS runs for, which doesn’t make this a bad deal either.
The only caveat is that DxO is only listing a few phones that will support the camera for now: the HTC U11, Huawei Mate 9, Huawei P10, LG G9, :G V20, Moto Z, Nexus 5X, Nokia 8, Nubia Z11 mini, Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), Samsung Note 8, Samsung S8, and Huawei Honor 9. There is an “other” field to submit phones not on that list, like the Google Pixel 2 XL, but it’s not clear whether or not the camera has been optimized to work with them yet.
According to the company, the Android version of the camera already has “most features currently available in the iOS version,” with things like time lapses and Facebook Live broadcasts planned for future updates.