OnePlus 5 Oreo rollout begins, Face Unlock coming soon

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It’s been a long time coming, but OnePlus has finally begun rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo for the OnePlus 5. The company’s calling it a Christmas gift for fans and has separately revealed that Face Unlock is arriving for the handset as well.

Face Unlock’s OnePlus 5 debut was announced by co-founder Carl Pei on Twitter, but the feature doesn’t appear to have made its way to the first official Oreo build. A leakster had previously shared screenshots of the tool from the brand’s Android 8.0 Oreo Beta 2 build. It follows that it may be present in the next OTA software update.

The current OxygenOS 5.0 brings out the big guns of Android 8.0 Oreo and the December Android security patch. It also introduces optimizations for Shelf in the Launcher, lets users upload their images to the Shot on OnePlus photography platform, and adds a history viewing option in Calculator.

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The native Camera app has gotten a new beauty effect for Portrait Mode on the OnePlus 5, optimized itself for superior photo quality, and received a revamped UI design. There’s also a new Places tab inside the Gallery to view where photos were taken on a map.

Other notable changes awaiting OnePlus 5 owners include an alarm calendar feature in the Clock app, a new look for the Lift up display, optimizations for Battery Saver, a fresh Adaptive model screen calibration, optimizations for Wi-Fi, a new design for the Quick Settings menu, and the arrival of a Parallel Apps tool.