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. Also Read - OnePlus could soon come under Oppo's shelter, suggests new leaked document
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. Also Read - OnePlus Nord N200 to get just one Android OS update but 3 years of maintenance patches
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. Also Read - OnePlus phones in future will continue to run OxygenOS despite merger with Oppo: Report
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.