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OnePlus 6 update silently disables ‘Always On’ over battery concerns

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : May 28, 2018 11:02 am

The brand has silently removed the beloved ‘Always-On’ display with the latest update. This was confirmed b a Reddit user, who said that before the update, he was able to see two option, ‘lift up’ and ‘always on’ in Display > Ambient settings. Multiple users took Reddit to express the same issue with OnePlus 6.
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OnePlus recently announced the launch of its latest flagship device, the OnePlus 6. The company then rolled out the first update, which brought a host of new features like slow-motion video support, portrait mode and much more. However, the update took away one feature that its users always loved.

 

The brand has silently removed the beloved ‘Always-On’ display with the latest update. This was confirmed b a Reddit user, who said that before the update, he was able to see two option, ‘lift up’ and ‘always on’ in Display > Ambient settings.  However, with the latest update, the option of Always On option is gone. Multiple users took Reddit to express the same issue with the latest smartphone.

 

OnePlus has also confirmed that it has removed this option amid battery concerns. The company, in a statement to Piunikaweb, said, “We have an official update from our Technical Team confirming that always on display on OnePlus 6 was removed due to battery saving concern.” However, the company has not revealed the detailed reason behind removing the Always-On display on its latest flagship device.

 

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Coming to the latest update, it brings the slow-motion video support for the latest smartphone. This will allow users to capture slow-mo videos at 480fps at 720p resolution and at 240fps at 1080p resolution. Further, the new update also brings the ability to hide/show the notch on the latest smartphone, which is similar to what we have seen in some Huawei and Honor devices. The device will be updated to the latest Android security patch of May.

 

To recollect some key specifications, the phone is equipped with 6.28-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The device is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor along with Adreno 609 GPU.

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