OnePlus hasn’t forgotten OnePlus 3, will rollout Android Pie update very soon

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OnePlus is one of the few brands in the world of Android that takes special care of its devices when it comes to software support. The company was amongst the first in the world to roll out the Android Pie update to its OnePlus 6 shortly after the Google Pixel phones got the update. The company also updated the older OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T to Android Pie later in the year. However, it was doubtful whether the company would give the Pie treatment to the two-year-old OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. Good news is that OnePlus hasn’t forgotten the OnePlus 3 series altogether.

OnePlus community manager David Y took to the OnePlus forum to confirm that the company will roll out Android Pie for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T very soon. However, before Pie comes to these older Android phones, OnePlus will roll out the latest security patch along with some bug fixes. Once the security patch comes out, OnePlus will give out the Android Pie update to both the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.

“The next update will be a security patch update based on Android O, then Android Pie,” said David. “Can’t you guys just go and do something more meaningful than chasing the update…(facepalm),” he jokingly added.

If Android Pie comes to the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, it will be one of the few phones in the current times that gets a third major Android OS update. The phone was launched originally with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and received the Android 7 Nougat update. OnePlus also updated the OnePlus 3 and OnePLus 3T to Android Oreo which was assumed to be last OS update the handset will get. However, OnePlus surprised everyone by announcing an Android Pie update for the 2016 flagship killer.

The OnePlus 3 was launched back in 2016 as the third flagship launch of the company. The OnePlus 3 was a breath of fresh air after the unsatisfactory OnePlus 2. The OnePlus 3 offered a modern metal unibody design and an AMOLED display. Underneath, it was running on a Snapdragon 820 chipset along with 6GB RAM. It came with a 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. OnePlus rolled out the OnePlus 3T as a slight upgrade of the OnePlus 3 with a slightly more powerful Snapdragon 821 chipset and a 16-megapixel front camera.

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OnePlus 7: New rumours hint at DSLR-like camera, faster performance

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The OnePlus 6T successor is set to launch later this year. Dubbed as OnePlus 7, the smartphone made an unofficial appearance on the web sporting notch-less screen design and unique camera setup. Ahead of the launch in the first half of this year, new details about the latest flagship phone have emerged.

DSLR-like camera

Oppo on Monday announced it will unveil a 10X lossless optical zoom technology for smartphones. Rumours are the technology will make its way to the OnePlus 7 smartphone as well.

Oppo and OnePlus operate separately but have same BBK Electronics as the parent company. More than often OnePlus borrows features from the recent Oppo flagship phone. In the case of OnePlus 6T, the smartphone came with Oppo R17 Pro-like in-screen fingerprint sensor and waterdrop notch.

As far as 10x lossless optical zoom goes, Oppo’s new technology is an improved version of the 5X optical zoom system it showcased at Mobile World Congress (MWC) a couple of years ago. Oppo also launched 5X as a reference phone for the new camera technology.

Better performance

OnePlus 7 is set to launch with Qualocmm’s latest Snapdragon 855 processor. While the latest chipset brings ultra fast performance at the chipset level, OnePlus 7 is also going to step up its game with Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 3.0. This will be a serious upgrade over the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.1 storage used in most of the smartphones.

The latest UFS tech allows faster data transfer, estimated to be around 2279MB per second and sequential write speed at 1801MB per second ( leaked test scores on an OnePlus device).

UFS 3.0 is itself a new technology standard and is promised to deliver twofold bandwidth and lesser power when booting. Read more about the new storage standard here.

Apart from faster storage and processor, OnePlus is expected to push the RAM barriers. It recently launched a premium McLaren Edition with up to 10GB of RAM.

More,

OnePlus 7 is most likely to be the company’s first smartphone to be 5G ready. The company has already announced it will launch a 5G OnePlus phone in European markets this year. According to reports, OnePlus will introduce a new lineup of 5G phones while keep offering non-5G phones at affordable prices.

First Published: Jan 15, 2019 16:10 IST

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