In its usual 3-years-old tradition, OnePlus in a few weeks time will take the wrap off its 2018 second flagship and the update to the OnePlus 6 released earlier this year. Dubbed the OnePlus 6T, OnePlus’ upcoming flagship hasn’t been the best-kept secret. The company in its usual pre-release hype has doled out some interesting info about the upcoming device.
As well as expunging the 3.5mm headphone Jack, featuring a larger capacity battery, and not forgetting the in-display scanner, the OnePlus 6T looks to ship with a new UI for its OxygenOS. One plus in a recent forum post said: We’ve got a whole new UI coming up that you will have to experience for yourself to really understand. Our goal was to express the OnePlus design language in our UI, making this the most distinct and intuitive version of OxygenOS yet.
While that appears not revealing, OnePlusfurther stated that the OnePlus 6T camera UI will be improved upon with a new Do Not Disturb mode and navigation gestures that should make the upcoming device run smoother than past OnePlus handsets.
With the new UI, a swipe up in an app swipe will make the app follow your finger, while also allowing you swap between two recent apps by making a quick flick from the bottom of the screen toward the right of the screen. Activating the Google assistant has also been made easier, you now only need to hold on the power button for a few seconds to activate the assistant. Banking on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, OnePlus says the new OS is been updated with an AI-based algorithm that will allow the phone to learn when you sleep, so it can minimize background usage and reduce power consumption accordingly.
Based on earlier revelations, the OnePlus will 6T will go official on October 30th, while actual sales begin from November 6th.