OnePlus 3, 3T Start Receiving Android 9 Pie Update; OnePlus 7 Pro To Get HDR and Nightscape Improvements


Just days after the announcement of the new OnePlus 7 Series devices, OnePlus has turned its attention to two old devices from their stable. In a thread on the OnePlus Forum, the company announced the rollout of Oxygen OS  9.0.2 for the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T. As you might have guessed, this update will also graduate the phone from to the latest stable version of Android 9 Pie. The OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T devices were released in 2016  – nearly three years ago – and this will most probably the last official update for both these handsets.

In the forum post, Oneplus revealed that this update would be rolled out in a phased manner across the globe. If you still own one of these devices, you should get a notification for this update very soon. OnePlus also recently announced that they would issue an update for the OnePlus 7 series devices soon to enhance the camera performance on both the devices.

Let us first take a look at what the changelog says about the new update for the OnePlus 3 series.

OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T Android 9 Pie Update Details, Changelog

  • Updated system to Android 9 Pie
  • Brand new UI for Android Pie
  • Updated Android security patch to 2019.4
  • Do Not Disturb mode
  • Users can now customize the time range in the new Do Not Disturb mode
  • New Gaming mode 3.0
  • Supported displaying text content of the heads up notifications
  • Added notification for 3rd party calls

Other improvements include the option to make Google Duo calls via the dialer app and the addition of Google Lens support with the camera.

OnePlus adds that this update will be rolled out in a staged manner across the world. It will initially be only available for a limited number of users. A broader rollout is expected in the next few weeks.

Coming Soon: OnePlus 7 Series Camera Update

While it is a known fact that the OnePlus 7 series has received a significant upgrade in terms of the camera hardware this year, initial impressions about the image capturing capability of the device haven’t been encouraging. While the device does not capture bad photos, the consensus was that these images were not on par with what the competition has on offer.

After multiple people expressed their displeasure with the camera performance of the device, a senior OnePlus official has revealed that they are working on fixing the issues. According to XDA-Developers, in the next update, the OnePlus 7 series will get significant improvements to its HDR processing capability. This update should start rolling out to users within a week.

These improvements aside, other features like the ability to capture videos using the secondary and other cameras are still missing from the OnePlus 7 Series as of now. There is a sizable demand from users to enable this feature. We can, therefore, expect OnePlus to bring this feature to the OnePlus 7 Series in the not too distant future.