OnePlus is keeping up the pace with OxygenOS updates for its OnePlus 7 series. The latest smartphone to get the update is the regular OnePlus 7, and we're looking at OxygenOS 9.5.6 update this time around.
The update is already rolling out to users, and even though the changelog is not too long, it does bring some serious improvements to the table. First and foremost, it's worth noting that you're getting Android security patch for June 2019 this update.
The company has improved the sensitivity of automatic brightness in this update, while general bug fixes and improvements are also included in the changelog, which is not surprising considering that they're a part of pretty much every update.
The two changes that most people will be interested in is are probably "improved audio quality" and "improved photo quality". OnePlus did not really go into detail explaining what it changed, specifically, but such improvements are always welcomed.
We're presuming that the device got similar improvements to the OnePlus 7 Pro. The device got improved audio a while back, while several camera-related updates landed on the phone. This is not the first camera-related update for the OnePlus 7 that the company rolled out, and the last one surely did improve its camera, so this one is expected to push thing even further.
The OnePlus 7 Pro's camera was not really all that impressive at launch, but with a number of updates that were pushed out to the device, that changed. Not only did the camera become better in taking closeup shots, the company also managed to improve its low-light prowess as well, and something similar happened to the OnePlus 7's camera with the last update as well, while this one is supposed to build upon that.
The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro actually had a tendency to blur out corners of objects in close-up shots, which is something that got fixed to a degree with updates. Both devices now allow more light to come into a scene in low light, while the Nightscape camera mode got improved in this regard as well. Both devices also allow for less noise to be included in such images.
Do note that this is a staged rollout, as is every update from the company. This means that OnePlus will roll it out to a limited number of devices at first, and will then push it out to everyone else in a couple of days. All in all, everyone should get the update within a week or so.
Your phone will let you know once the update is available, so that you can download and install it, but if you're really eager to get it, and simply cannot wait to do it, you can force the update to become available using a VPN. This is not a complicated process, it only requires installing a free VPN application, connecting to a specific server, and manually checking whether the update is available. If you'd like to give it a go, we've recently explained how to do it in detail, click here if you'd like to know more.