OxygenOS Open Beta update for the OnePlus 5/5T adds Gaming Mode 3.0 and front-facing Portrait Mode

OxygenOS Open Beta update for the OnePlus 5/5T adds Gaming Mode 3.0 and front-facing Portrait Mode
Back in July, during the OnePlus Open Ears Forum, the company promised to add a selfie portrait mode to the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. Today, the company has released OxygenOS Open Beta 17 and Open Beta 15 for the two handsets, respectively. The update includes the front-facing Portrait Mode (bokeh selfies anyone?), Gaming Mode 3.0 and a long list of other changes. For example, the update features the August Android security patch, improved accuracy for weather forecasts, and a new version of Note that meshes with the latest OxygenOS UI.

OnePlus has a history of taking software powered features from its latest handsets, and offering them to some of its older models via a software update. Some of the new features that will be available to OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T users after installing the Open Beta update are found in the OnePlus 6.

The complete changelist is as follows:

System

  • Added Toast message source for Toast messages sent by background apps
  • Added description about sleep standby optimization when the function is turned on for the first time
  • Optimized background power consumption control
  • Fixed call recording issue in India
  • Updated Android security patch to 2018.8

Camera


  • Added portrait mode for the front camera

Gaming mode 3.0

  • Added call suspension notification
  • Added text notification mode
  • UI and interaction optimization

Weather

  • Hourly weather forecast
  • 8 units of meteorological data including precipitation probability and Perceived temperature
  • Improved weather data accuracy

Note

  • New OxygenOS UI
  • Optimized process for sharing notes as an image

Oneplus Switch

  • UI optimization

Keep in mind that this is a beta release, so there are apt to be some bugs and applications might not run as smoothly as you'd like. If you run into any issues, you should contact OnePlus with your feedback. 

Related phones

5
  • 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
5T
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh

FEATURED VIDEO

2 Comments

1. antroid

Posts: 365; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

I like when manufacturers continue support their old smartphones. Good job OP

2. Jishnusur

Posts: 172; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Using the same update right now on my op6. Working brilliantly. Good part being software on par with op6.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.