The OnePlus 6 is now receiving a new software update that brings a couple of new features and improvements to the phone. OnePlus recently launched the OnePlus 6T, which came with improved camera and software. During the event, the company also announced that some of these new features will be available to OnePlus 6 users as well. One of these features is the new Nightscape mode that is supposed to improve low-light photography. And now, thanks to the generous backwards compatible update, OnePlus 6 users can also enjoy this new feature.
OxygenOS 9.0.2 for OnePlus 6
OnePlus is currently rolling out OxygenOS 9.0.2 to OnePlus 6 units. The update is available as an over-the-air (OTA) download. You will receive the update notification, provided you are running the stable OxygenOS 9.0.1. The update is 350MB large and might take a while to reach all the users.
As per the changelog, the new update brings several new features and improvements to the phones. It has new navigation gestures that are more user-friendly than before. OnePlus has also improved the UI and optimized battery management. The standby power consumption has been improved as well, and there’s a new feature that allows users to launch Google Assistant by holding the power button for 0.5 seconds.
The main new feature of this update is the new Nightscape mode in the Camera app. OnePlus spoke a lot about this feature during the OnePlus 6T launch event. It promises to take better low-light photos. Apart from the new Nightscape mode, the camera app also gets the new Studio Lighting feature for Portrait mode. Finally, the update also includes the latest November Android security patch.
Once again, OnePlus is rolling out the update in stages, so do not worry if you haven’t received it yet. It could take a few days for everyone to get the update. Meanwhile, you can manually check for the update by launching the Settings app and navigating to System Updates.
OnePlus 6T Features on the OnePlus 6
It is really great of the company to provide OnePlus 6 users some of the new features that were launched with the OnePlus 6T. The newly launched OnePlus 6T isn’t a significant improvement in terms of hardware. It does get an in-display fingerprint sensor, bigger battery, and smaller notch. However, other aspects of the phone are quite similar to the OnePlus 6. Both get the Snapdragon 845 processor as well as the same amount of RAM and storage. Those who already own the OnePlus 6, do not really have to upgrade.
The OnePlus 6T comes with some other features apart from the Nightscape mode. There’s a feature called Smart Boost and a new Gaming mode as well. The Gaming mode will most likely make its way to the OnePlus 6 very soon. It will improve the display of notifications while gaming; making them smaller and less intrusive. The Smart Boost is a feature that we hope comes to the OnePlus 6. According to the company, this feature will improve app load time by at least 20 percent. It should also improve game loading times. If OnePlus brings these features to the OnePlus 6, it would be a really great move, especially, considering how OnePlus 6 users don’t have a good reason to upgrade to the OnePlus 6T, when most of the hardware is the same.