OnePlus 5 spotted running Android 8.0 Oreo, beta testing may commence soon

There's no doubt OnePlus will update at least three of its smartphones to Android 8.0 Oreo, but it's still unclear when exactly that will happen. Fortunately, those who enrolled in the beta program can already test new Oreo builds that OnePlus releases.

However, Android Oreo beta updates have only been released for OnePlus 3 and 3T. Even though the company's newest flagship, the OnePlus 5 will be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo as well, OnePlus may have decided to test the update in-house.

A few days ago, the smartphone was spotted at Geekbench running Android Oreo, which suggests that the first beta builds may hit the OnePlus 5 very soon.

Either way, we expect OnePlus to push OxygenOS updates based on Android 8.0 Oreo to all three high-end smartphones by the end of the year. It wouldn't be the first time the Chinese company manages to release major Android OS updates for its flagships by the year's end.

With three months left until the end of 2017, there's plenty of time for OnePlus to deliver Oreo updates for all three smartphones; just have patience.

source: Geekbench

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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



1. kshavm

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

Could be OnePlus testing Android 8.0.0 -- but most probably a user running an AOSP ROM like LineageOS 15. The OnePlus 5 LineageOS 15 ROM is indeed available, although not stable at all at the moment.

2. markobarko

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

I like the company philosophy, BUT their os is patch after patch ... I do expect ois on images and at least stable os after 3 months of release.

3. samgsam

Posts: 152; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

It's a closed beta that they are testing in. You should have mentioned that.

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