After a not-so-long wait by Android standards, the OnePlus 5 has started to receive the Android Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0 OTA update. The update is incremental and is rolling out in phases. So, if you haven’t received it yet, you will get it soon enough.
In a forum post last week, OnePlus confirmed that the update for the OnePlus 5 is reaching a small percentage of users at the initial stage, though it will get a broader rollout in a few days. Oddly, in the middle of us writing the story, the forum thread seems to have been pulled out, with the page now showing an error.
Nevertheless, OnePlus revealed in the blog post that the update contains some Launcher optimizations for Shelf, as well as a new option that will allow users to upload their photos through Shot.
Additionally, there are some changes to the Camera app, such as a new UI design, optimizations for photo quality, and a newly added beauty effect for Portrait Mode. A new “Place” tab for viewing photos on a map has been added too, along with new history and alarm calendar features for the Calculator and Clock, respectively.
Other expected updates include an added parallel apps feature, a new design for Quick Settings and Lift up display, a new “Adaptive model” screen calibration, optimizations for Wi-Fi and Battery Saver, along with an updated Android security patch to December.
Besides what was revealed in the forum, in a separate announcement, Carl Pei, OnePlus co-founder, revealed in a tweet that the OnePlus 5 would also get the OnePlus 5T‘s Face Unlock feature.
Due to popular demand, Face Unlock is coming for the OnePlus 5. Thanks for the feedback, and merry Christmas! 🎅🎄🎁
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) December 24, 2017
Pei did not shared an exact time frame as to when the feature will reach OnePlus 5 users, but we are hoping that this Android Oreo update might just do the job.