OnePlus has started pushing out a new update to the OnePlus 7, OxygenOS 9.5.8. This new update does not bring any new features to the table, or anything of the sort, but it does pack in optimizations and improvements, not to mention a new security patch.
This update brings Android security patch for August 2019 to the table, not to mention that it updates GMS to June 2019. Now, as far as fixes are concerned, only one is listed by the company, and it has to do with the quick settings menu. The quick settings menu used to drop down due to accidental touches while on call, well, it won't do that any longer after you install this update.
OnePlus also listed one optimization in this update, as the company opted to further tweak Adaptive Brightness on the OnePlus 7. That aspect of the phone had been updated in the past, but it seems like the company though some additional tweaks are necessary.
That is pretty much it as far as the changelog in this update is concerned, at least that's everything that OnePlus listed on its official forums. The company did note that this is a staged rollout, which is usually the case with the updates OnePlus releases. OnePlus is rolling out this update to a limited number of users at first, and if no major bugs appear in a couple of days, other users will get the update as well. You can always try updating via VPN if you want the update now, though we cannot guarantee it will work.
The OnePlus 7 had received quite a few updates since the phone got announced back in May, and the vast majority of tweaks were rolled out to its camera. This is something the OnePlus 7 has in common with its big brother, the OnePlus 7 Pro. The camera performance on both phones was plain old average at first, but after quite a few updates, the company managed to improve it quite a bit, it's really good now, even in low light.
The OnePlus 7 is considered to be a flagship phone, just like the OnePlus 7 Pro, but it is one step behind its brother, at least. The device is fueled by the same Snapdragon 855 64-bit octa-core processor, and it packs plenty of RAM, not to mention the same main camera sensor, but it lacks some of the OnePlus 7 Pro's features.
The OnePlus 7 Pro features a QHD+ curved display, while the OnePlus 7 sports a fullHD flat panel. The OnePlus 7 also comes with a tiny display notch, while the OnePlus 7 Pro does not have a notch or a display hole, its display is non-obstructed. The OnePlus 7 Pro utilizes a pop-up camera instead.
The smaller of the two OnePlus 7 phone is considerably more affordable than the "Pro" model, and many would argue that it's a better balance between the money you spend, and what you get in return. You're getting basically the same performance from the main camera, the same UFS 3.0 flash storage, fast updates, really solid display, same stereo speakers, same in-display fingerprint scanner, which is amongst the best out there, and so on.