On September 23, OnePlus is rolling out the new OxygenOS 11 Beta 2 for the OnePlus 8. If you’re unaware, the update is based on Android 11 and since its release, OnePlus is running to bring the stable release for its smartphones. At least the most recent ones. The new update brings a set of optimizations and bug fixes for the recently released smartphone. It also introduces a new Ambient Display feature with a set of customizable features.
Among the changes, the new firmware address a familiar issue that shows a black screen whenever the users enter the “Tips & Support” interface. The update also brings a fix for the failure to wake up Google Assistant in certain situations. OnePlus also addresses a particular issue with numbers disappearing in the Timer under certain circumstances.
For now, OnePlus 8 has the “Ambient Display” new feature as the most interesting feature to arrive via the OxygenOS 11 Beta 2. The new feature is dubbed “Canvas” and “automatically draws a wireframe picture based on a lock screen photo on your phone”. It’s an interesting and neat feature that will certainly differ OnePlus handsets from overall devices in the industry.
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This is the second open beta of OxygenOS 11 rolling out for the OnePlus 8. The first beta was introduced in August. It was a massive upgrade in terms of features and visual changes. It was not everyone’s cup of tea, especially the old-school lovers of OxygenOS. After all, the update seems that OnePlus is leaving the close to stock Android approach for its own visual style, that takes some inspiration from One UI.
ONEPLUS 8 SPECIFICATIONS
- 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)