Report: Upcoming OnePlus 5 update to improve battery life greatly

OnePlus fans are probably used to receiving new software updates pretty often, as the Chinese company seems to be taking great care of its high-end smartphones. Even so, we rarely have the chance to get a sneak peek at what changes will be included in an OxygenOS update that hasn't been released yet.

According to French publication Frandroid, citing sources familiar with OnePlus' update roadmap who wish to remain anonymous, the Chinese company is already working on OxygenOS 4.6, the next major update for the OnePlus 5.

The main highlight of the update is better autonomy for the phone's battery. Apparently, OnePlus plans to make some significant changes to the kernel, the OS part that manages the communication between various phone components, which will improve the battery life.

One way to increase the OnePlus 5's battery life is by including Energy Aware Scheduling (EAS) technology into the phone's kernel. EAS is supposed to better take advantage of the big.LITTLE architecture implemented in powerful chipsets like the Snapdragon 835 inside the OnePlus 5.

Once EAS is enabled in the OnePlus 5, the smartphone will better manage the cores of the Snapdragon 835 processor and will distribute each task more efficiently.

EAS has already been implemented in Pixel and Pixel XL last year, but it might be enabled in other smartphones that use the same version of kernel as Google's flagships, including the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Xiaomi Mi 6.

Related phones

  • 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. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Hey MrShazam here's another chance to make a juvenile dorky comment about Apple!

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

A good news for OP5? That's rare :-/

3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I'm already getting great battery life with my One Plus 5. I hope the won't screw up the battery after the update.

12. brumic

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

No, you don't.

4. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

How about fixing the touch latency and jelly effect first OnePlus? or EIS at 4K? I understand some users have issues with the battery draining too fast but there are more pressing issues I think. What's the point in the having the fastest Android phone with high touch latency? Definitely not recommended for any gamers.

5. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

"How about fixing the touch latency and jelly effect first OnePlus? or EIS at 4K?" Those are hardware defects...can't be fixed with software patch.

6. izeKK

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

EIS has nothing to do with hardware, except for processing power which this device certainly does not lack

9. crzykiller

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

Touch latency has been fixed. You're just to ignorant to know that. Running the Open Beta on the Oneplus 3 gave me slightly better latency than my brothers Galaxy S7 which hovers around 50ms and theres a HydrogenOS update that made it even better. EIS is also software. NOW the jelly effect is a real issue which I'm very surprised Oneplus isn't doing anything about. Not to mention, no other phone has as good software support as a Oneplus 3/3t/5. My Oneplus has had over 20 updates since I got it a bit over a year ago. Name me one phone that can even compare. There is not a single phone that is more stable than that phone nor is there anything that touches it in terms of speed, especially considering it has some of the best devs supporting it over at XDA.

8. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

True. Add studio delay lag issue too used to had this issue on my one plus 3T, the performance of one plus in some area worst than mid range android phone.

10. crzykiller

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

You literally don't know a single thing about what you're talking about. The only thing midrange about it is the price and maybe the screen. You're just not able to use your brain and use your computer to update it to the open betas that have the touch latency fix.

11. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

And you're just another f**king retarded fanboy. "OPEN BETA" is not a daily driver so piss off.

14. crzykiller

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

Have you used the phone? Have you used the Open betas? You can run them full stock with the stock recovery and get OTA updates directly from Oneplus just like if you were running the stable ROM. if you were to have used the phone, the Open Betas are just as stable as the stable ROM. But you wouldn't know of that you incompetent kid

15. crzykiller

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

There isn't a single thing not working on the Open Beta. The only difference between the 2 ROMs is the fact that the open beta has some experimental features that are deep hidden in the settings. And these "experimental" settings all work flawlessly. Its a daily driver.

7. Jishnusur

Posts: 175; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Dude this is so new! People who don't even own these devices comment random crap about latency! There was This latency issue on 3/3T which they fixed already. Not on OP5. Stop spreading rumours. OnePlus already said they'll get the eis updates soon. Why are you so bothered when you don't even own or don't want to own the device again?

13. brumic

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

Useless! Moved from OP3 to Lenovo P2 5100 mAh battery! Amazing SOT!

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