This week saw OnePlus launch its latest flagship. The OnePlus 6T features a new in-display fingerprint reader, a low-light nightscape camera mode, and improvements in the software to increase the speed and utility of the smartphone.
But there’s more. The OnePlus 6T software that was available at launch, and that will be in the box when consumers pick up the new handsets, is already out of date. OnePlus has an update for its latest handset. Damien Wilde reports:
The OTA update will upgrade your OnePlus 6T to OxygenOS 9.0.4 and includes camera updates such as the new Studio Lighting effect for portrait selfies alongside subtle tweaks to the Nightscape low-light photography mode — which is now available on the OnePlus 6.
Another key addition is the improvement to standby power consumption, which is always welcome for long-term battery-life. This update also includes the November Android security patch and a few minor bug fixes and general improvements to OxygenOS.
As for new features, OnePlus is promising some new gestures in the user interface.
Given the amount of time between manufacturing and packaging on the supply line, and the handset being purchased, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that there will be a new update waiting for those who purchase the OnePlus 6T in the first week of its retail life.
What is good to see is the inclusion of November’s security update from Google in the package. OnePlus is showing in words and actions that its policy of providing regular software and security updates for users is up and running for the new handset.