This year, OnePlus gave a remarkable and important step to consolidate its brand even further in the market of smartphones. The company released a new mid-range phone in a bid to catch users from one of the most competitive ranges of the smartphone segment. The OnePlus Nord came with 5G connectivity thanks to the presence of the Snapdragon 765G chipset. The handset also includes a 48MP camera with Optical Image Stabilization for steady video shots. That’s a feature that is not available among the biggest part of mid-range phones. Today, the handset is getting its second software update in the form of OxygenOS 10.5.2 with the July 2020 security patch and support for OnePlus Buds as well as other goodies.
The OnePlus Nord currently is only available for some YouTubers and Influencers. The actual units will only reach costumers in the next month, probably. However, the company already rolled out one update with improvements for the cameras. Now, it is rolling out a second software update with July 1, 2020 security patch and support for OnePlus recently released OnePlus Buds TWS earbuds. The OxygenOS 10.5.2 build weighs in at 143MB and also adds 90Hz support for the Dailyhunt application. Moreover, it brings optimizations to the gestures that activate the camera app.
OnePlus Nord OxygenOS 10.5.2 Official Changelog
- Newly adapted OnePlus Buds firmware, easier to take advantage of wireless connection
- Newly adapted Dailyhunt with 90Hz refresh rate (IN only)
- Optimized the process of starting a camera with gestures
- Optimized video calling performance
- Improved system stability and fixed general issues
- Updated Android security patch to 2020.07
- Optimized power efficiency for front camera video shooting at 4K 60fps
- Improved camera experience and system stability
The actual retail units should reach costumers with these builds pre-installed. If that doesn’t happen, then users will be prompted with a single OTA update to flash the new firmware. As far as software support is concerned, OnePlus revealed that users can expect a solid treatment with the OnePlus Nord. The handset will be upgraded to Android 11 as soon as it becomes available and in 2021 should receive the Android 12 build. Two years of major Android updates. When it comes to security patches, the company will keep them coming for three years. Although the company isn’t the fastest one to deliver those patches. At least, they will come.