OnePlus 5 and 6 series smartphones have just received a new Open Beta update that brings some new features to all four devices. Just to be clear, these changes are rolling out to the OnePlus 5, 5T, 6, and 6T.
As far as the OnePlus 5 and 5T are concerned, the update is hitting them in the form of Open Beta 34 and 32 updates. The OnePlus 6 and 6T are receiving these changes in the form of Open Beta 20 and 12 updates.
The changelog is completely identical in all four cases. These updates bring Android security patch for June to all four devices, and in addition to that, two new features are rolling out. If you’ve been waiting for Digital Wellbeing to become a part of the OnePlus 5, 5T, 6, or 6T, well, you’re in luck, as it will be once you install this update. Once you do that, you can access Digital Wellbeing via Settings -> Digital Wellbeing menu.
On top of Digital Wellbeing, OnePlus has also added the Fnatic gaming mode to all four of these devices. Fnatic mode debuted with the OnePlus 7 Pro, and it is now rolling out to some older OnePlus devices.
Fnatic mode is supposed to provide you with more immersive gaming experience, essentially. It will boost the performance and the network reception of your smartphone. That is pretty much it as far as changes are concerned. On top of a new security patch, the OnePlus 5, 5T, 6, and 6T have received some useful features that some of you will probably find useful.
OnePlua had promised that it will roll out all OnePlus 7 series software features to the OnePlus 5 and 6 series smartphones, as long as they are not hardware-dependent. Devices that did not receive Zen Mode, Screen Recorder, RAM Boost, and DC Dimming until now, will receive those features soon. In the case of the OnePlus 5 and 5T that had not happened yet, but don’t fret, the changes are coming.
To make things even more interesting for the OnePlus 5 and 6 series smartphone users, OnePlus had announced a while back that Android Q will be coming to all of those phones, in addition to the OnePlus 7 series. Truth be said, the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro will be first in line to get Android Q, of course, followed by the OnePlus 6 series, and then ultimately the OnePlus 6 series.
The OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro had been introduced last month, and the OnePlus 7 Pro went on sale first. The OnePlus 7 followed at the beginning of this month, though that device is not available everywhere, as it does not cover as many markets as the OnePlus 7 Pro. The device is not officially available in the US, nor Canada, for example, only the OnePlus 7 Pro is being sold there, for some reason.
All in all, OnePlus has been quite fast when it comes to updating its devices in the past, so it remains to be seen how long will it take the company to bring Android Q to the table after Google starts rolling it out to its Pixel phones.