Chinese smartphone brand OnePlus has rolled out a new software update to fix some critical issues on its latest flagship OnePlus 5 smartphone. The new Oxygen OS 4.5.8 update fixes Wi-Fi connectivity issues and boosts standby battery life. The update also adds Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) for recording 4K videos. This means 4K videos shot on the new OnePlus 5 smartphone can be expected to be more stable. Other fixes include camera shutter bug, better gameplay performance and audio enhancements.
After much hype, OnePlus 5 was recently launched in India for a starting price of Rs 32,999. Soon after the release, several users globally had complained about Wi-Fi, battery and camera issues. Some users in the US had also experienced a reboot issue when emergency numbers like 911 were dialled on the OnePlus 5. The company had issued a software fix earlier for the same.
The OnePlus 5 was launched in Slate Gray and Midnight Black colour options. However, the device will now be reportedly available in Mint Gold colour option as well.
The OnePlus 5 is the company’s first smartphone to offer a dual-lens setup at the back with a combination of the 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.7 aperture, Sony IMX398 sensor and a 20-megapixel telephoto lens with aperture f/2.6. The camera also offers up to 8x zoom which is a combination of optical zoom and fast AF (autofocus), where both the lenses are used to capture the image. The brand claims that it increases the focus speed by 40 percent. Further, there are different modes including Portrait Mode, Pro Mode with the histogram.
Display: 5.5-inch Full HD Optic AMOLED screen (1080 p)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC clocked at 2.45GHz
RAM: 6GB/ 8GB of LPDDR4X
ROM: 64/128GB UFS2.1 2-Lane
Battery: 3300mAh with Dash Charge
Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, WiFi and USB Type-C port
Software: Oxygen OS based on Android Nougat