It was in July this year, during the OnePlus Open Ears Forum, that the company promised its audience to add the selfie portrait mode to OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. It seems, the company was not just saying anything to please the audience. Today, the company has released of OxygenOS Open Beta 17 and Open Beta 15 for the two handsets, respectively. Moreover, with updates like – the front-facing Portrait Mode, Gaming Mode 3.0 and a long list of other changes – company has put the money where its mouth is.
Apart from the front portrait mode and the gaming mode 3.0, other updates give a reason to rejoice as well. For example, the update features the August Android [...]
OnePlus follows a trend of releasing T version of its smartphones after a few months of the original device. The OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T follow the same trend. The OnePlus 5 launched on 20th June 2017, followed by the OnePlus 5T which launched on 21st November 2017. Now the OnePlus 6 is the company’s new 2018 flagship and it has brought some features which are unique to the smartphone, including the portrait selfie mode. This mode takes selfie shots with a bokeh effect in the background. The company is now planning to bring this feature to the OnePlus 5 and 5T.
OnePlus hosted Open Ears Forum event in India which happened [...]
OnePlus has been in the news of late for more than just the OnePlus 6. The company recently promised three years of service for every OnePlus smartphone. This includes software updates for 2 years and an extended year of security patches. The company has now taken a step further by including support for Project Treble in the latest OxygenOS Beta update for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T.
OnePlus has been publically sceptical about Project Treble. No OnePlus smartphone, up until now, supported Project Treble. In one of its AMAs (As Me Anything), OnePlus explained that the possibility of customers’ devices becoming bricked was too much of a [...]
With the launch of the OnePlus 6 just around the corner, the focus of OnePlus has not completely shifted from its existing smartphones. The OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T recently received an update to Android 8 Oreo and a new version of OxygenOS is now seeding for the two smartphones. One of the most interesting features that is being introduced to the OnePlus 5T with OxygenOS 5.1.0 is gesture navigation.
Back in December 2017, OnePlus introduced iPhone X like gestures to the OnePlus 5T in an Open Beta version of OxygenOS. It now appears that the company has honed these gestures over the past few months and is ready to roll out the feature to all the OnePlus 5 and 5T users. [...]
When it comes to incremental Android OS upgrades, most of the OEM’s tend to neglect them. However, OnePlus is known for updating its smartphones with the latest OS, at least its new smartphones. The OEM has a track record of pushing incremental updates, and the company continues to do the same.
OnePlus has released the Oxygen OS Open Beta 4 build for the OnePlus 5 and 5T based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Users can install the update by downloading the file from the OnePlus official website. The update weighs at about 1.6GB and the first time Beta testers have to manually download and flash the update. However, if you are already on a Beta build, then the device will receive an [...]
The OnePlus 5 has gone from being one of the best smartphones to a forgotten sibling in just a few months. In November, OnePlus launched the OnePlus 5T as an upgraded version of the OnePlus 5. Unlike the upgrade from the OnePlus 3 to 3T, the most noticeable change was on the outside.
The OnePlus 5T got rid of giant bezels and also moved the fingerprint sensor to the back. This prompted the company to introduce a new feature, called Face Unlock. Still considered to be one of the fastest facial recognition systems on the market right now, the Face Unlock feature is a great feature. The OnePlus 5 has finally started receiving the much coveted Face Unlock feature as [...]
The OnePlus 5 was launched back in June of 2017 and within five months of being launched, was replaced by a better-looking variant, the OnePlus 5T. The company subsequently announced that manufacturing of the OnePlus 5 will be stopped but, the device will continue to get software support up to Android P, at least. A few days ago, after testing the beta version of Android 8 Oreo on the OnePlus 5, the company was about to seeding the stable build with OxygenOS 5.0.
However, on the 3rd of January, the company cancelled the rollout due to some bugs found in the stable build of Android 8.0 Oreo. Here’s what [...]
OnePlus is finally seeding the OxygenOS Beta 3 to OnePlus 5 owners who will be able to enjoy the face unlock feature that the OnePlus 5T features. A lot of OnePlus 5 owners were upset about the software based FaceUnlock being featured only on the OnePlus 5T and the company, as promised, has brought down the feature to the OnePlus 5 as well.
The FaceUnlock on the OnePlus 5T and now the OnePlus 5 allows users to unlock their phone as soon as they click the power button. While this feature is quick and reliable, it does not work at all in low light environments and it is not as secure as the dot encrypted hardware based FaceID unlock of the iPhone X.
The new update [...]
The OnePlus 5T was launched back in November, just 5 months after its older flagship sibling the OnePlus 5 was launched. While many OnePlus 5 owners betrayed that the new device had come out just a few months later with a better design, in a nutshell, the OnePlus 5T was not that big an upgrade. The one thing that everybody has noticed about the OnePlus 5T is its Face Unlock technology. What was exclusive to the OnePlus 5T is now finally arriving in the OnePlus 5 as well.
Due to popular demand, Face Unlock is coming for the OnePlus 5. Thanks for the feedback, and merry Christmas! ???
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) December 24, [...]
One of the most interesting features of the OnePlus 5T, the facial unlocking system may be coming to its “older” sibling, the OnePlus 5 as well.
The OnePlus 5T has been in the news ever since its launch. OnePlus decided to keep the price of the OnePlus 5T same as the OnePlus 5 and announced that the OnePlus 5 will be discontinued.
If you still own the OnePlus 5, it appears that there is a slight chance you’ll get access to Face Unlock as well. Spotted by XDA Developers, an Android Oreo beta for the OnePlus 5 shows Face Unlock as an option, but it’s unclear if it will end up rolling out to everyone in the final build.
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Soon after the launch of the OnePlus 5T, it has been confirmed that the OnePlus 5 will be discontinued as soon as the stocks run out.
In an interview, the General Manager of OnePlus India Vikas Aggarwal indulged into the Chinese smartphone maker’s product launch strategy and why the company released the OnePlus 5T so soon:
If you look at our previous phone, the OnePlus 3T the last batch was sold out during Diwali and now the product will be discontinued. The same goes for the OnePlus 5, which will also be sold out in sometime, and we’ll have only one product – OnePlus 5T – in the market.
Some digging into the deep system apps on OnePlus phones has resulted in the exposure of the vulnerability that OnePlus devices possess. A developer has found an application that can be manipulated into to granting a backdoor root access. In a Twitter thread, the developer explained how he was able to gain root access and surprisingly, the app has been pre-installed on all current OnePlus phones, and on OxygenOS for OnePlus One.
<Thread> Hey @OnePlus! I don't think this EngineerMode APK must be in an user build…????This app is a system app made by @Qualcomm and customised by @OnePlus. It's used by the operator in the factory to test [...]