The ancient OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T get modern Android 10 goodies

The ancient OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T get modern Android 10 goodies
While companies like Motorola and LG are still busy updating groundbreaking foldable devices from 2019 and conventional flagships released in 2018 to Android 10, OnePlus has already started delivering the same goodie pack to its inexpensive high-end handsets from all the way back in 2017.

We're talking about the OnePlus 5 and 5T, both of which are reportedly receiving a massive over-the-air collection of UI tweaks, performance enhancements, and cool new features tipping the scales at a grand total of more than 1.8GB. The OTA rollouts seem to only be getting started at the time of this writing, and based on recent history, it might not be very wise to get too excited just yet.

After all, this is a company that had to halt the updates for the newer and faster OnePlus 6 and 6T not once, not twice but three times before getting (almost) everything right, and going further back in time, you may recall the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro experienced some serious issues running the stable version of Android 10 as well.

Obviously, we're not saying the same will definitely happen for the OnePlus 5 and 5T now, but it's probably a good idea to go into downloading and installing the updates with relatively low expectations in terms of system stability. 

If everything ends up running smoothly, Android 10 will undoubtedly be a game changer for these three year-old phones powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor, bringing a "brand new UI design", enhanced privacy controls, new customization features in the Settings menu, and an overhauled gesture navigation system to the table among many others.

In case you're wondering, yes, both the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T made their commercial debut running Android 7.1 Nougat out the box, which makes this their third ever major OS promotion. No, we can't say the same about many other (or rather any other) non-Google-made devices, including Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Note 8. So, yeah, even if you get a few bugs at first, these updates are truly something special.

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5
  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Dual camera) 16 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 10
5T
  • Display 6.0 inches 2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Dual camera) 16 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 10 OnePlus OxygenOS UI

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