OnePlus 5T Will Soon Receive Android 8.0 Oreo Open Beta Version
The OnePlus 5T was launched back in November and many were disappointed to see that the newly launched device was still running Android Nougat despite Android 8.0 Oreo launching in August. OnePlus had its reasons and promised that it would launch the beta program on its latest flagship in the coming weeks.
After the OnePlus 5 started receiving the stable build of Android 8.0 Oreo and OxygenOS, there is now news that the OnePlus 5T will soon receive its first-ever Android 8.0 Oreo open beta version. The tweet from OnePlus Germany seemingly confirmed that the open beta of Android 8 Oreo for OnePlus 5T is one the fore.
— OnePlus Deutschland (@OnePlus_DE) December 27, 2017
OnePlus co-founder also announced that the OnePlus 5 will soon be getting the Face Unlock feature which was exclusive to the OnePlus 5T so far. The Chinese smartphone maker has been pushing software upgrades regularly and this new development means that the company’s latest flagship will soon be running a stable build of Android 8.0 Oreo.
Due to popular demand, Face Unlock is coming for the OnePlus 5. Thanks for the feedback, and merry Christmas! ???
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) December 24, 2017
The OnePlus 5T has a 6-inch Full Optic AMOLED display with a 2160 x 1080 px resolution and an 80.5% screen to body ratio. This is a huge detour from the short history of OnePlus devices which have so far had a 5.5-inch display.
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Under the hood, the OnePlus 5T has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, a 2.4GHz octa-core processor, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of onboard storage which cannot be expanded. Powering the device is a 3300 mAh battery which supports OnePlus’ DashCharge technology.
Due to thin bezels, there is no place for a home button and the fingerprint sensor has now been shifted to the back of the phone and is placed right above OnePlus logo. The OnePlus 5T also features facial recognition for unlocking the device. The alert slider retains its place at the top left side of the phone which can be used to switch between different modes of notification alerts.
The OnePlus 5T runs stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat with customisability options thanks to the Oxygen OS on top. OnePlus has promised an update to Android 8.0 Oreo by early 2018. The Android 8.0 Oreo beta update will be pushed out to OnePlus 5T in late December 2017.
One big change in the OnePlus 5T is in the camera department. Unlike the OnePlus 5, the OnePlus 5T no longer has a secondary telephoto lens at the back. Instead, OnePlus has decided to focus on the device’s low-light photography capabilities. The cameras do not have OIS and OnePlus has decided to go for EIS on the dual camera setup at the back. The device has a 16MP camera with an f/1.7 aperture coupled with a 20MP sensor with the same f/1.7 aperture and field of view, ie no optical zoom. On the front is a 16MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture.