The lead up to the launch of the OnePlus 6T on October 30 is going to be stacked with teasers, and today the company has unveiled an interview with their developers about what to expect in terms of software on the new phone.
The key phrase for Oxygen OS on the OnePlus 6T is ‘fast, smooth & burden-less experience with no gimmicks’ according to Szymon Kopeć of OnePlus.
The navigation will be faster, with finger swipes now being tracked better so the UI ‘will follow your finger, making for a more natural experience’. There’s also some new gestures in the new version, including a new way to switch between recent apps, and access the Google Assistant:
It’s also faster in two ways: with a quick flick from the bottom of the screen towards the right of your screen, you can change between 2 recently used apps. As there’s no navigation bar when using gestures, users weren’t able to double-tap the “recents” button to quickly switch between apps. This new gesture provides a quick and easy substitute. Another thing users couldn’t do with Gestures in version 1 was quickly accessing Google Assistant. That’s why we’ve added a new action: just hold the power button for 0.5s to activate Google Assistant.
There’s also a confirmation in the post that the OnePlus 6T will use a Snapdragon 845 (as if there was any doubt), with the OnePlus team working to ensure power management on the SoC is utilised in full to put apps to sleep when not in use using AI.
There’s not much time left until the phone is fully unveiled, and the only real question for us is whether you’ll be able to buy one here in Australia when it’s launched.