A week after adding Project Treble support to both the devices, OnePlus is adding camera enhancements as well as performance upgrades to the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T through the latest OxygenOS Open Beta.
The Chinese manufacturer is seeding OxygenOS Open Beta 15 and 17 for the OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 5 respectively which will soon be added as an incremental update to the OxygenOS 5.1.5 update that was rolled out last week. The latest firmware brings in a Portrait mode for the front-facing camera and adds the latest August 2018 Android security patches.
OnePlus has the call recording issue for Indian users and has also fine-tuned background power consumption for longer battery life. Inbuilt apps like the OnePlus Switch, Weather and Note have been refined with the Weather app getting hourly weather forecasts and more accurate weather data. There’s a new Gaming Mode 3.0 which suspends call-related notifications, adds a text notification mode and better UI interaction when using the gaming mode.
Considering OnePlus has been seeding incremental stable updates t the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T every month since its launch, we can expect the latest beta update to be converted to a stable on with more new features by September. Earlier this year, OnePlus announced the Software Maintenance Schedule for its older devices promising 2 years of regular software updates followed by an additional year of Android security patch updates every 2 months. With that in mind, it’ll be interesting to see how the company will be able to live up to its promise as that’s what OnePlus has been boasting of since their smartphones aren’t flagship killers no more.