OnePlus 5T gets Android 8.1 Oreo beta, gaming mode and more

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OnePlus 5T gets Android 8.1 Oreo beta, gaming mode and more

OnePlus has released the Oxygen OS Open Beta 4 build for the OnePlus 5 and 5T based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Note that the update will only be available to you through an OTA push if you're already on the Open Beta program on your device. Those running the open beta on their OnePlus 5T smartphones will get this as an Over-The-Air update.

Compared to its predecessor OnePlus 5, the secondary telephoto lens on the 5T has now been replaced by a 20-megapixel sensor with f/1.7 aperture for better low-light photography and improved depth-of-field. This comes just a day after the OnePlus 5 got an nearly identical set of updates in its latest Open Beta.

The OxygenOS Open Beta 6 version comes with general bug fixes and performance improvements, but no other details about camera upgrade or any other performance based upgrades has been mentioned yet. As a part of the gaming mode, the smartphone gets new optimizations for immersive gaming experience and these optimizations include pausing adaptive brightness, power saving, and notifications blocking.

In addition, the software update also comes along several system upgrades like - new clock styles for ambient display, optimized full-screen gesture support and Android security patch to 2018-02 update. The OnePlus switch feature helps to migrate application data, allowing you to switch between devices seamlessly.

If you want to give the latest Open Beta a whirl on your OP5T, grab the download at the links below. It is also advisable to free 3GB of storage space but you need not have to worry because OnePlus devices carry huge space by default. This open beta brings the company's latest devices up to date with Android 8.1.

Once file is copied to the phone, the user has to reboot their OnePlus 5T into recovery mode. For instance, the new update enable users to answer incoming calls, just by raising the phone.

OnePlus also warns that once a user switches to the Open beta, they will not receive the regular Official Stable OTAs.

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