OnePlus these days spend a lot of time in the news for good reasons and it continues this week with them showing other manufacturers how to do software. Very few manufacturers, possibly Google only, bring software updates to older phones almost immediately when they are announced on a new phone. OnePlus have done exactly that this week with the OnePlus 6.
When the new software goodies were announced at the OnePlus 6 launch last week Kyle Kiang from OnePlus promised that all the new software enhancements would arrive on the OnePlus 6 by the end of the week. True to their word it arrived in beta form on Friday and just three days later arrived to the stable channel. As per usual it is a rollout so you may not have it yet but setting a VPN to Canada managed to force the update with our OnePlus 6.
The new update brings their new navigation gestures, power consumption has been optimised along with the new photo tweaks including Nightscape and Studio Lighting “to enhance face contour”. There are a few other small tweaks and bug fixes but they have also included the November Android security patch — now that is quick.
In what is not really a surprise OnePlus have also released another colour of the OnePlus 6T into the Chinese market. At the launch Kyle did say that the colours “that were available at launch”, implying that more would be available later. Now they have released a “Thunder Purple” variant into the Chinese market. The colour is reminiscent of the Twilight colour of the Huawei phones — it seems to change shade at different views and positions on the phone.
The Thunder Purple variant is available in a 8GB/128GB variant for ¥3599.00. At this stage it is unclear if this colour will make it to their other regions but we hope the colours don’t stop there. A red or white version would sell well without a doubt.
In the end the 6T may be a hard sell with the only difference between it and a OnePlus 6 is a teardrop notch and in-display fingerprint sensor — especially as no doubt the OnePlus 6 will most likely drop in price drastically now. The software between the two devices is now identical but for those who want the smaller notch and the cutting edge tech with the fingerprint sensor the OnePlus 6T is still great value.
Anyone here using a OnePlus 6 and has updated the software? Have you tried out Nightscape yet? Who has ordered a OnePlus 6T?