OnePlus 6 OS Update in India: Latest OxygenOS 5.1.6 Update Brings Selfie-Portrait Mode, Dual 4G LTE, Idea VoLTE

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OnePlus 6 Now Available

When the OnePlus 6 was made official globally a few weeks ago, the company had promised that it will roll out the Portrait Mode for the front-facing camera. Now, a few days after the launch of the OnePlus 6 in India, the smartphone has started receiving the OxygenOS 5.1.6 software update over the air (OTA). This feature was rolled out in China last week as a part of HydrogenOS update.

Apart from the Portrait Mode for the front-facing camera, OxygenOS 5.1.6 also brings a few other features along with improved software stability, bug fixes, and performance improvements. Let’s have a look at the changelog and all the features or improvements the update brings with it for the OnePlus 6.

OnePlus 6 OxygenOS 5.1.6 Update: Latest Features

OnePlus 6 OxygenOS 5.1.6 India

The OnePlus 6 uses a dual-camera setup for the rear-facing camera, which is solely used for capturing images with background blur effect, also known as Portrait Mode. However, unlike the recently launched HTC U12+, there’s only one front-facing camera on the OnePlus 6. So, the company is using artificial intelligence (AI) for capturing images with background blur through the front-facing camera of the OnePlus 6. The update also brings preview for Light Bokeh effect in the Portrait Mode using the rear-facing camera. These features have been introduced with the OxygenOS 5.1.6 software update.

The update also enables VoLTE (voice over LTE) feature for Idea network in India. The OnePlus 6 also gets dual-4G LTE mode, so you can now connect to 4G LTE networks using both the SIM cards in the phone. Call quality has been optimised and stability issues have been improved in the dual-SIM mode. The update also brings an option to show the battery percentage on the status bar. Ringtone volume has been improved along with the sound quality on the OnePlus 6. The update has also brought a smart call answering mode for Bluetooth, which when activated automatically answers incoming calls when connecting Bluetooth devices.

Some other features introduced with the OxygenOS 5.1.6 software updates include scheduled Do Not Disturb mode, optimised power consumption, and improved system stability. This software update has also been released for the OnePlus 6 Marvels Avengers Edition.

OnePlus 6: Features, Specifications

The OnePlus 6 features a 6.28-inch Optic AMOLED screen with Full-HD+ resolution (1080×2280 pixels), 402ppi pixel density, and 19:9 aspect ratio. The screen supports DCI-P3 colour gamut and is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The phone runs Android 8.1 based OxygenOS software. It uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with an octa-core Kryo 385 CPU and Adreno and Adreno 630 GPU. It comes in two variants: 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage, 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage, and 8GB RAM + 256GB internal storage. The 256GB storage variant is only available on the Marvels Avengers Limited Edition variant.

The OnePlus 6 features a 16MP+20MP dual rear-facing camera setup with dual-LED flash and phase-detection autofocus. The primary camera uses 1/2.6-inch sensor with 16MP resolution, ƒ/1.7 aperture, 27mm wide-angle lens, 1.22µm pixels, EIS, and OIS. The 20MP camera has 1/2.8-inch sensor, ƒ/1.7 aperture, and 1.0µm pixels. The dual-camera setup can capture 4K videos at 60fps or 30fps. It can also click 1080p videos at 30/60/240fps and 720p slow-motion videos at 480fps. There’s a 16MP front-facing camera (1/3-inch sensor) on the OnePlus 6 with ƒ/2.0 aperture, 25mm lens, 1.0µm pixels, and 1080p video recording.

It has a dual-SIM card slot, 4G LTE, VoLTE, dual-band gigabit Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0 (with aptX-HD and LE), NFC, GPS, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone port. The OnePlus 6 has a 3300mAh battery, and it supports the company’s own Dash Charge technology. It has Dirac HD sound for improved sound quality. It lacks dual stereo speakers, though, something that is currently being featured in most flagship smartphones these days. The phone uses a glass-and-metal sandwich build and it has a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.



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