OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro Get Dual 5G+5G Support with Latest OxygenOS 11 Beta 3 Update


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OnePlus previously announced the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro back in April this year. Both the smartphones are a part of the Android 11 beta program and have already started receiving the Android 11 beta updates. With the latest OxygenOS 11 Beta 3 update, the update brings support for dual 5G on the smartphones. Besides that, there have been some significant design changes alongside.

The OnePlus 8 series ships with Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 865 chipsets packed with the X55 modem for 5G connectivity. OnePlus’s track records for updates have been pretty good in the past and since the OnePlus 8 series

OxygenOS 11 Beta 3 Dual 5G+5G Support for OnePlus 8 Series

The OnePlus 8 series of devices including the OnePlus 8 and the 8 Pro officially supported 5G out of the box, but only on a single SIM card meaning users were not able to take advantage of 5G on their secondary SIM card. Thankfully, now with the latest OxygenOS 11 Beta, 3 update users do get the support for dual 5G connectivity on their smartphones, which now states that users will be able to enjoy 5g speeds on both the SIM cards which were previously not possible.

Users in particular countries such as India where 5G is not yet commercially available to the public, sadly they won’t be able to enjoy the exciting feature. Currently, the Dual 5G support is restricted to only OxygenOS 11 Beta 3 users for now, but we can soon expect it a broader roll-out with OxygenOS 11 Open Beta in near future followed by a public roll out later this year with OxygenOS 11 Stable update.

OnePlus 8 Series OxygenOS 11 Beta 3 Changelog:

Here’s the official changelog for OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 Beta 3:

  • New visual design (including Weather app, Launcher, Gallery, Notes)
  • New layout for more comfortable and convenient one-handed operation
  • Always-on display function, including 11 new clock styles
  • Live wallpaper that changes according to the time of day
  • New OnePlus Sans font that improves readability
  • Optimized Dark Mode, including the ability to automatically turn on and off and a shortcut in Quick Settings
  • 3 new Zen Mode themes, more timing options, and new Group feature to let you experience Zen Mode with your friends
  • New Gallery function that automatically creates a weekly story based on your photos and videos

With that out of the way, here are the potential problems on this software build.

  • Some third-party applications may not function as expected
  • System stability issues
  • Network stability issues in some scenarios

ONEPLUS 8 PRO SPECIFICATIONS

OnePlus 8 Pro

  • 6.78-inch (3168 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD+ 120Hz 19.8:9 Fluid AMOLED display with up 1,300 nits brightness, 3D Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • 2.84GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 865 7nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 650 GPU
  • 8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB (UFS 3.0) storage / 12GB LPDDR5 RAM with 256GB (UFS 3.0) storage
  • Android 10 with OxygenOS 10.0
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • 48MP rear camera with Sony IMX689 sensor, f/1.78 aperture, LED Flash, 0.8μm pixel size, OIS + EIS Hybrid stabilization, Dual Native ISO,  48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with 119.7° ultra-wide lens and f/2.2 aperture, 8MP telephoto sensor with f/2.44 aperture, 3x hybrid zoom and 30x Digital Zoom, OIS, 5MP colour filter camera with f/2.4 aperture, 4K video at 60 fps, 720p slow motion at 480fps, 1080p slow motion at 240fps
  • 16MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX471 sensor, f/2.45 aperture, EIS
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • USB Type-C audio, Dual Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, Audio 3D, Audio Zoom, OZO Audio
  • Water-resistant (IP68)
  • Dimensions: 165.3×74.35×8.5 mm; Weight: 199g
  • 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS (L1+L5 Dual Band) + GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C
  • 4510mAh battery with Warp Charge 30T Fast Charging (5V/6A), 30W Wireless fast charging, Wireless reverse charging
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ONEPLUS 8 SPECIFICATIONS

OnePlus 8 Pro

  • 6.55-inch (1080 x 2400 pixels) Full HD+ 402 PPI 20:9 Fluid AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, HDR 10+, 3D Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • 2.84GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 865 7nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 650 GPU
  • 8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB (UFS 3.0) storage / 12GB LPDDR4X RAM with 256GB (UFS 3.0) storage
  • Android 10 with OxygenOS 10.0
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • 48MP rear camera with Sony IMX586 sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, f/1.75 aperture, OIS + EIS Hybrid stabilization, 16MP 116° ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture, 4K video at 60 fps, 720p slow motion at 480fps, 1080p slow motion at 240fps
  • 16MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX471 sensor, f/2.45 aperture, EIS
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 160.2×72.9×8.0 mm; Weight: 180g
  • USB Type-C audio, Dual Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos
  • 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax 2X2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS (L1+L5 Dual Band) + GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • 4300mAh battery with Warp Charge 30T Fast Charging (5V/6A)
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