OnePlus 5 and 5T Are Now Receiving Android 8.1 Oreo Update

Ruben Fields
April 17, 2018

Apart from this, the update brings improvements to the Launcher, Gaming Mode and the Android security patch for April, among other things.

Close on the heels of the impending launch of the OnePlus 6, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has rolled out the latest software update for its 2017 smartphones, the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T.

OnePlus has started rolling out OxygenOS 5.1.0 update for OnePlus 5 and 5T which upgrades both these smartphones to Android 8.1 Oreo.

When each and every smartphone company is competing with the iPhone X, OnePlus has got an incredible additional feature to OnePlus 5T that is the full-screen navigation gestures support which is quite similar to the working of iPhone X.

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Specifications wise, the OnePlus 5 features a 5.5-inch FHD display, Snapdragon 835 processor, Adreno 540 graphics, 6GB/8GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage, 16MP+20MP rear camera, 16MP front-facing camera powered by a 3300mAh battery.

The gesture navigation was made famous by the iPhone X even though it was not the first smartphone to do it. WebOS had gestures for navigation and so did BlackBerryOS.

Much like the iPhone X, the navigation gesture feature on the OnePlus 5T will let you swipe up from the bottom middle to take you to the home screen quickly from whichever app you have opened.

This feature was supposed to be released with the OnePlus 6 however, this seems to be the precursor of the model. You can also swipe up from the bottom right or left of the screen to go back. A middle swipe will open the recently used apps in the multi-task menu. The latest OxygenOS update to the OnePlus 5 and OnePLus 5T brings Android 8.1 Oreo to the devices. Also, there are some new optimisations in the gaming mode including power saving and pausing adaptive brightness. Launch update brings category tags in the search section of the app drawer, and Auto name folders based on category.

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