OnePlus has announced, on its official forums, that a new update has started rolling out for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. This is not a stable update, but a new Open Beta update for both devices. The OnePlus 5 is now receiving OxygenOS Open Beta 17, while Open Beta 15 is rolling out to the OnePlus 5T. That being said, it is worth noting that update did start rolling out, but it may not arrive to your device straight away, it may take a couple of days for you to get it.
Now, as far as changes are concerned, the company has detailed all of them in an official changelog, as per usual. Let’s kick things off with System changes, as the company added a Toast message source for Toast messages sent by background apps, while a description about sleep standby optimization has been added as well, but only when you turn on this function for the first time. OnePlus has also optimized background power consumption control, fixed call recording issue in India, while the Android security patch has also been updated, this OxygenOS update brings August Android security patch. Now, one significant camera change will also occur once you install this update, you’ll get a Portrait Mode for the front-facing camera, which has been available on the OnePlus 6 for a while now, and it is now making its way to the OnePlus 5 and 5T.
Gaming mode has also been tweaked by OnePlus, as the company has added call suspension notification, and also the text notification mode. On top of everything, UI and interaction optimizations have also been rolled out to Gaming Mode 3.0. OnePlus’ weather app will also see some significant changes once you update your system, as you’ll get an hourly weather forecast, improved weather data security, and 8 units of meteorological data, including precipitation probability and perceived temperature. OnePlus’ Note app is getting a whole new UI with this update, while you will also be able to send your notes as images via an in-app option. And last, but not least, the company’s Switch app receives some UI optimization with this update.