The OnePlus 5T has just gotten a new update to fix a few key aspects and add a couple of new features. It doesn’t have Oreo inside, so eager owners will just have to wait a bit for that particular upgrade.
OxygenOS 4.7.6 is an incremental rollout, so not everyone will receive it immediately. The biggest change comes in the form of an assistive lighting tool for Face Unlock. OnePlus’ biometric authentication system has been widely praised for being fast and seamless, but low light conditions could hamper performance.
With assistive lighting, the OnePlus 5T’s screen lights up and brightens a user’s face so that it’s visible to the phone. The company has also enhanced expanded screenshots and Wi-Fi display, in addition to promoting the Android security patch to December.
The OnePlus 5T’s camera has gotten a lot of attention in the OxygenOS 4.7.6 update. There are now stability improvements, clarity improvements for selfies taken in challenging light environments, and performance improvements for third-party camera apps.
OnePlus recently began teasing Oreo for the OnePlus 5T through its German Twitter account. Specifically, it said that the Open Beta for the software “Starts Now,” but this may have been an accidental reveal since there’s no sign of it in Germany or elsewhere.
In any case, Android 8.0 for the OnePlus 5T shouldn’t be too far off. The handset will be the last of the eligible devices to get the promotion since the OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, and OnePlus 5 have all passed through the beta rounds and gotten upgraded to the official build.