I am a OnePlus lover and I will never settle for less because I am obsessed with OnePlus expert craftsmanship, marvelous specs, sheer exclusivity, and superb sale experience. And of course, its whole set of new KILLER UPDATES that keeps on adding to OnePlus’s popularity quotient.

Very recently OnePlus 6/6T and 5/5T were updated with May’19 June’19 security patches with few general bug fixes and system improvements.  Once again, OnePlus has released a new beta software update i.e  OxygenOS 9.0.6 for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T as well as OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T have received OxygenOS 9.0.6 and 9.0.14 respectively with a few exciting improvements.

Upcoming Features on OnePlus 6/6T Mobile Phones: Get OxygenOS Open Beta Updates Bring Screen Recorder and More

OnePlus has confirmed the version updates and new features on the OnePlus forum for its 2018 devices – the OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 6. Here are some great improvements and additions:

1) Always on Display (AOD): Always on Display was introduced by Nokia almost a decade back as Glance Screen, but then it got lost somewhere in time with Nokia taking a break from Phone handset business as Microsoft started pushing Windows phones more aggressively. Today Windows phones are long gone and some Samsung, Motorola, LG, Nokia phones do have this AOD feature. Since there is an absence of notification light on OnePlus 7 phones, OnePlus is looking into implementing AOD in their devices.

2) Video recording with the ultra wide camera: This widely awaited feature request by fans is approved and will very soon make its way to OnePlus 7 phones.

3) Folders in app drawer: App Drawer in Oneplus phones can be accessed via swiping left on the home screen. OnePlus commented that it was looking into this request currently.

4) Adaptive Icons: OnePlus is looking into this request as well.

5) Step Counter: OnePlus stated that it will add this functionality in the Shelf Drawer without making a separate app for the same.

6)Recent Apps Menu: Users will soon be able to view more apps in this category in the upcoming future updates.

7) Quick reply in the landscape mode: OnePlus is looking into the request that background apps should not freeze while using a quick reply in the landscape mode.

Update for OnePlus 6/6T and 5/5T Users

Apart from the above features, OnePlus has rolled out betas (for those who are eager to try out the latest updates and features) for OnePlus 5/5T/6/6T models which bring in Digital Wellbeing and Wind Down feature. An awesome update which helps the mobile user to take a short or long break from their phone screens by turning the brilliant colorful screen to gray color. In addition, the users can track the time spent and notifications received per app using this feature. For your information, many pixel smartphones from Google, Samsung mobile phones and a few others already have the Digital Wellbeing app.

Fnatic Mode is another great addition to OnePlus handsets which will provide an ‘immersive gaming experience’ as stated by OnePlus. As stated earlier, other features of OnePlus 7 Pro like Zen Mode, DC Dimmimg, Screen Recorder are also expected to arrive shortly on OnePlus 5/5T/6/6T in addition to Android Q.

Without wasting much time, let us give you the sneak-peek of all the exciting additions (confirmed by Manu J. on One Plus community by sharing the detailed change-log on May’19) you shall now able to enjoy in OnePlus 5/5T & 6/6T. And for your kind information, some set of features are common to OnePlus 7. Here’s everything you wanted to hear about OnePlus 6/6T and 5/5T software updates and the wonderful improvements:

1. Now, both OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T are supported with the Quick Pairing feature and the Bullets Wireless 2 earphones. This Quick Pairing feature works very similar to the Apple Airpods with the iPhones. Also, the new version update has fixed the automatic answering issue that keeps troubling OnePlus users while connecting to a Bluetooth handset.

2) Android Q Developer Preview is already available for OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus6/6T users. Android Q has been promised for OnePlus 5/5T users too but no deadline has been confirmed. (Very much scenario like OnePlus 3/3T users who got their third and final major upgrade in the form of Android P this year which was delivered very late in May’19).

3) Fnatic Mode to block all distractions, boost CPU performance, network speed in the device. The feature shall help the phone reach its maximum performance while playing games (sounds like a major upgrade over the Gaming Mode already present in OnePlus 6/6T users).

4) Zen Mode to stop all notifications and distractions for 20 minutes. The user will still have access to the device’s camera and make emergency calls. (Again, sounds like a rip off from Digital Wellbeing App given on Pixel phones initially to power down the phone from Sunset to Sunrise or as per user specifications to stop all notifications and allowing the phone user a much-deserved break).

5) Quick Reply in Landscape Mode. Yeah, after this update one can directly reply in landscape mode while watching a movie or playing games without having to switch over to portrait mode.

6) DC dimming: The screen brightness will/can be reduced by the user by changing the circuit power of the screen. This feature will arrive first for OnePlus 6/6T users and then testing for OnePlus 5/5T users will begin.

7) Screen Recorder to enable users to record their gameplay as a video or even make a video tutorial with high-quality internal sound included.

8) RAM Boost to increase RAM utilization according to the user’s usage, will also predict apps one wants to launch and data one wants to load.OnePlus 6/6T users already have Smart-Boost function and will upgrade to RAM Boost in future updates. OnePlus 5/5T users will also get this feature in the future (although, as usual, OnePlus 6/6T users will receive this feature before OnePlus 5/5T users).

Way to go, OnePlus!


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