OnePlus 6 update could bring a battery percentage icon and selfie portrait mode

OnePlus 6 update could bring a battery percentage icon and selfie portrait mode
It seems that OnePlus 6 devices in China are currently being treated to a new HydrogenOS update which brings a slew of important goodies to the latest flagship device. 

In particular, HydrogenOS scores a selfie portrait mode for the front-facing camera, as well as a battery percentage indicator for the status bar. Yes, oddly enough, the latter is missing from the homescreen status bar and is only visible when you expand the notification bar, which could easily become a nuisance for some. Additionally, game optimization has been seemingly included in the update as well.

HydrogenOS is the Android ROM that OnePlus uses in China and shouldn't be mistaken with the international OxygenOS one. However, HydrogenOS scoring a bunch of new features is a dead giveaway that OxygenOS is about to score these as well. Expect the update to arrive in the coming weeks!

Are you rocking a OnePlus 6? Do you miss the portrait mode for the front-facing camera? Let us know in the comments!

Related phones

  • Display 6.3" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. Cat97

Posts: 2017; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I never use the front-facing camera but the battery percentage is an essential addition !

2. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

So in order to put in that ugly notch they forgot about the most important notification icon?

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

iPhoneX also remove that.. It only show icons, and you'll need to swipe down to see percentage.. (Oddly enough, writer didn't mention iPhoneX in this article)

4. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

You’re right. But one plus already had battrey percentag number inside the battrey icon! So no need to update and wish if Apple bring same trick with iPhone X and upcoming iPhone XS plus ok looks cheap, but still a good way to fix battrey icon percentage for notch phones.

5. agcostas

Posts: 6; Member since: May 21, 2018

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