OnePlus 6 may be getting all the attention right now, but OnePlus hasn't forgotten its older models. The company has released new open beta updates for the OnePlus 3 (Beta 34), OnePlus 3T (Beta 25), OnePlus 5 (Beta 8) and OnePlus 5T (Beta 6). The updates have brought along quite a few new things.
First, the updates have introduced a new membership card that will let users scan subscription or membership cards with QR codes or bar codes and add it to their shelf. The updates have also added a new feature called Earphone mode. In addition, the updates come with the Android security patch for the month of April. Finally, for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T, some improvements have been made to the OnePlus Clock.
Below is the complete official changelog.
- Updated Android security patch to 2018-04
- OnePlus Clock
- Changes to alarm background color and other UI changes
- Stopwatch updated with new UI
- Added new membership card in Shelf - Scan subscription or membership cards with QR codes or bar codes and add it to your shelf
Earphone mode (Only on 5 and 5T)
- Added Autoplay - Autoplay paused music when connected to earphones
- Added Notification ring tone options
- Added Broadcast caller information - Announce caller information when using earphones
The latest open beta updates for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T carry a size of 133MB. Whereas for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T, the size is around 118MB.
You will be receiving a notification to install the OTA update if you have already flashed a previous Open Beta build. If not, you can flash the update manually by downloading it from the official OnePlus downloads page.
However, flashing may lead to loss of data and damaged hardware if not done properly. So OnePlus recommends that users should back up all their important personal data before continuing with the installation process.
Meanwhile, OnePlus is gearing up for the launch of its upcoming flagship, the OnePlus 6. It is expected to launch sometime next month. The smartphone will sport an iPhone X-like notch, dual rear cameras and Snapdragon 845 processor. OnePlus 6 is also confirmed to feature 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.