The OnePlus 5 has gotten spotted on Geekbench running Android 8.0 Oreo, hinting that a roll out could be coming any day now. The company hasn’t actually beamed out the beta version of the software just yet, so it’s possible it’s getting ready to do that first followed by a full-blown release later.
A previous teaser by OnePlus’ official Twitter account had indicated that the brand was going to issue the final version of the OnePlus 5’s Oreo update at some point in December. The phone’s recent appearance on Geekbench offers more proof of that timeline, although the official beta channel still runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat right now.
Even the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T are set to get promoted to Android 8.0 by the end of the year. Things are moving at a slightly faster pace for the two as closed beta builds came out in early September. It was pretty unstable though, so a more solid public release should come out soon.
This will unfortunately be the last major update for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. The company confirmed this a few months ago, stating that security patches and individual app upgrades will continue on. In a bigger blow, the Open Beta Program will move away from the 2016 flagships to concentrate entirely on the OnePlus 5.
Specifications of the OnePlus 5 at a glance:
– Display: 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED, 1080 x 1920 pixels
– OS: Android 7.0 Nougat-based OxygenOS
– Storage: 64GB/128GB UFS 2.1 two-lane
– RAM: 6GB/8GB LPDDR4X
– Camera: 16MP + 20MP rear, 16MP front
– CPU: 2.45GHz octa-core Snapdragon 835
– GPU: Adreno 540
– Battery: 3300mAh
– Size: 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.25mm
– Weight: 153g
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, 4G, VoLTE, USB Type-C, Wi-Fiac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS
We’ll let you know the moment OnePlus decided to roll out its Oreo update for the OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3, and OnePlus 3T.