OnePlus 5 may get UI themes and a blue light filter, new teasers suggest


Another day, another teaser for the OnePlus 5 has come out ahead of the phone's official announcement. In fact, two new posts have appeared on the OnePlus Twitter page in the last 24 hours, both giving us hints about changes we can expect.

Te first clue comes in the form of the picture above, captioned “Software designed with style and refinement”, and is obviously pointing to updates in the OxygenOS interface. To be more precise, the various motifs in the background may be a hint at support for UI themes. Currently, OnePlus's UI only lets you change the color accents throughout the interface. But there is also a black-and-white segment in the picture that may be a reference to the monochrome camera expected to be at the back of the OnePlus 5.

The second teaser is a short video (embedded below), suggesting that OnePlus's Android interface is getting a new setting allowing changes in the screen's color temperature – a blue light filter of sorts. Why would you need such a feature? Well, studies show that the cold (blueish) light emitted by phone displays may cause eye strain and reduce sleep quality. A blue light filter on the OnePlus 5 would aim to avoid the negative effects of using the phone before bedtime.


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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2457 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh

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11 Comments

1. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

Great , they copied this also from Samsung and Apple. What else can you expect from a C grade manufacturer.

2. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

And they copied it from the various apps that did the same thing. They all copy.

4. surethom

Posts: 1665; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

I have been using a screen overlay app for atleast 4 years to help reduce the blue light so I would say Samsung & apple copied the app developers. But do prefer the phone manufacture to inclement rather than a screen overlay.

8. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

and this C grade manufacturer just killed your Samsung and Fruit company. butthurt?

9. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

How?...Skyline88... please tell me.

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"and this C grade manufacturer just killed your Samsung and Fruit company." What? OnePlus just killed Samsung and Apple? LMFAO. Talk about delusion.

3. surethom

Posts: 1665; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Every phone should of had controls to reduce blue light years ago, a few have had it for a year or so. I use screen filter but so many apps don't work with filter on. This is the only mobile I'm looking forward to this year.

5. tokuzumi

Posts: 1868; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Isn't this "feature" built into Android? I know Samsung/LG/HTC use it, and it's obviously present in Lineage OS.

7. surethom

Posts: 1665; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Its built into nougat yes Finally, but unfortunately thats less than 10% of android & Samsung have apparently been updating S6 to Nougat for 3 months now but still no update UK.

10. Jason2k13

Posts: 1460; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Blame your phone provider.

6. Xpadder333

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 27, 2016

One plus 3 already has blue light filter...

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