While users await the Android Nougat update, OnePlus has rolled out an incremental Oxygen OS update for OnePlus 3 users. Android Marshmallow-based OxygenOS version 3.2.8 brings with a host of bug fixes, as well as features like 1080p video recording capabilities at 60fps. As is the norm, the update is being steadily rolled out for all users. Also Read - OnePlus phones in future will continue to run OxygenOS despite merger with Oppo: ReportAlso Read - OnePlus Nord CE gets first software update: What’s new, how to download
Though the OnePlus 3 has always supported full HD video recording capabilities, the lack of support for 60fps has been a tad baffling. With this update, OnePlus has fixed that. Another noteworthy addition is a feature for the Indian users, which will let them press the power button thrice to initiate an emergency call to pre-selected contacts. In light of the increased crime against women in the country, the Government of India recently announced mandatory guidelines for mobile phone manufacturers, which states that all mobile phones launched in India from 2017 onwards must have a panic button. The update also brings optimizations for Snapchat that fixes lags and also issues with video calling. Besides these, the update brings in increased system-wide stability and a host of bug fixes. Also Read - OnePlus - Oppo integration: What this partnership means for smartphone users?
This OTA update is being steadily rolled out to users, and you should get a notification soon as your OnePlus 3 is ready for an update. Alternatively, you can head over to Settings -> System Update to manually look for the OTA update.
This update aside, users are eagerly awaiting the roll out of Android Nougat update. The company recently announced that OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T would receive the update before the end of this year. The update is expected to bring in a host of new features and improvements like a customizable Quick Settings menu, Multi-window view, new emojis, and the Vulcan 3D API under the hood.
Speaking of the OnePlus 3T, yesterday the company announced that the new smartphone will be launching in India on December 2. In comparison to the OnePlus 3, the new smartphone is equipped with a slightly better chipset, comes with more storage, a better selfie camera and slightly larger battery. ALSO READ: As a OnePlus 3 owner, the OnePlus 3T annoys me
So in essence, you get a smartphone featuring 5.5-inch 1080p Optic AMOLED display, Snapdragon 821 quad-core SoC, 6GB of RAM, 16-megapixel rear camera, 16-megapixel front-facing camera, 3,400mAh battery and a fingerprint scanner. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE and VoLTE HD voice calling, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, NFC and USB Type-C port.