OnePlus 5 Starts Getting Android 8.0 Oreo-Based OxygenOS 5.0 Update, Face Unlock Coming Soon


After releasing the Android 8.0 Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0 OTA update for the OnePlus 3 and 3T users, OnePlus has now started rolling out the OxygenOS 5.0 OTA update for the OnePlus 5 smartphone.

On Friday, it is confirmed in a forum that the Android Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0 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. Apart from the Oreo features, the update also contains Launcher optimisations for Shelf, new UI changes to the Camera app and a new beauty effect for Portrait Mode and optimisations for photo quality. Additionally, the Gallery app has added a “Places” tab to let users view photos on a map.

System upgrades include parallel apps allow users to have multiple accounts for various apps like WhatsApp and other social networking apps, battery and Wi-Fi optimisations,  new design for Quick Settings panel and Lift up display. The update also brings the latest December security patch. There are also few tweaks in Alarm, Calendar, Calculator and clock apps.

Additionally, Car Pei, Co-Founder OnePlus has announced in a tweet on Saturday that the company will bring Face Unlock for all OnePlus 5 users due to “popular demand”. The feature will be coming via a software update,  although Pei didn’t  reveal exactly when the update will roll out.

The Face Unlock feature has not been found in the OxygenOS 5.0 update currently rolling out. This means that there will be a separate update to bring the Face Unlock feature to OnePlus 5.

Though the Android Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0 is an incremental update and is rolling out in batches, you can check its arrival on your OnePlus 5 manually. You need to go to Settings System updates.

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