OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T Starts Receiving Oxygen OS 5.1.0 and Android 8.1 Oreo Update

Ahead of the imminent launch of the OnePlus 6 flagship killer, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has rolled out the latest software update for the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T that was launched last year. Both the smartphones have started receiving Oxygen OS 5.1.o update along with the latest Android 8.1 Oreo version. The update is being rolled out in phases which means all the devices will not receive the update at the same time.

Users can manually check for the update by diving to Settings> System Updates and can download the update if it is available. The latest update brings some small changes to the interface and functionality of the two devices. It also brings optimizations for gaming mode that can pause adaptive brightness and save power. Some of the other optimizations include network boost for gaming apps, added category tags for search option and auto name folders based on category. In addition, the OnePlus 5T also gets full-screen gesture control that was already made available in the beta update of Oxygen OS.

Along with the Oxygen OS update, OnePlus has also rolled out the latest Android 8.1 Oreo update. The update includes all the features that were rolled out in the open beta program of the two smartphones. The major highlight of the update is the addition of full gesture controls to OnePlus 5T. This will enable the users to hide the on-screen Android navigation keys and enable iPhone X like gesture controls on the OnePlus 5T. However, this feature is not available on the OnePlus 5 since the device comes with off-screen physical Android navigational keys.

Coming to the upcoming OnePlus 6, the smartphone is expected to be unveiled sometime in May this year. As per earlier reports, the smartphone is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of inbuilt storage.

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