OnePlus has begun rolling out its third beta firmware, OxygenOS 11, which brings several important tweaks and improvements. One of the most interesting innovations is the ability to use the previously implemented Canvas function as an AOD screen.
OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 3 brings new features to the OnePlus 8 series
Now, you can display the sketch any photo you pictured on the lock screen all the time. The animation of its work has also improved, and at the same time, the smoothness of the system in the call mode has been optimized. In addition, the problem with text input in games was fixed, the mechanism for managing background processes was optimized and the Android security patch was updated to October 2020. You can learn more about the OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 3 features for OnePlus 8 series smartphones here.
OnePlus will introduce the OnePlus 9 much earlier than expected
A number of online sources have suggested that Samsung is preparing to announce the flagship Galaxy S21 series about a month earlier than usual. Now a message has come that OnePlus intends to follow the same path. In particular, the premiere of the OnePlus 9 may take place as early as March 2021. As a rule, the company previously preferred to show its flagships in May or June. But in the case of the OnePlus 8, it moved away from that tradition and premiered it in mid-April. And if the latest predictions come true, then the OnePlus 9 will appears even earlier.
Why is the company in a hurry with the announcement? There may be several reasons. One of them is to participate in the leveraging of the share of Huawei, whose influence and presence in the market will weaken. There is also speculation that the company itself is aware that with the OnePlus 8T it offered a weak upgrade and that the smartphone is unlikely to get big sales. So, they need to hurry up with the release of a new generation of flagships so as not to lose potential buyers.
What the company will do with the release of the OnePlus 9, we will find out next year. And this month we can see two more new smartphones: OnePlus N10 and OnePlus N100. The first model should be the version of OnePlus Nord for the US market with the Snapdragon 690 chip; while the second will take the place of the company’s most affordable device and offer the Snapdragon 460 processor.