OnePlus 5T might only be available in some markets, but the few who have already purchased the phone are already receiving a new software update.
It’s only a few days ago that the OnePlus 5T started selling, with official sales in markets such as India set to kick off on November 28, but the company is already showing significant commitment towards the software of the phone. Perhaps this is so swift because of what the update brings – a fix to the KRACK vulnerability.
The update carries software version 4.7.2, which is obviously based on OxygenOS. In addition to installing the KRACK fix, the update also adds a bunch of performance enhancements and bug fixes. The fingerprint scanner, which is for the first time appearing on the back of a OnePlus phone, has received some improvements – and so is the Face Unlock feature.
The Face Unlock feature is already turning out to be one of the best additions to OnePlus 5T, but OnePlus is determined to make it even better with this new update by making it more accurate. In the camera department, the update improves electronic image stabilization when recording 4K videos. There are also some improvements to the accuracy of screen gestures.
Even though OnePlus has promised that the 5T will be updated to Android Oreo, this update has nothing to do with the new OS. It weighs just 107MB and since it’s an OTA, it won’t hit all devices at once, but it won’t be long before everyone has it.
It’s unfortunate that OnePlus 5T is still running Android Nougat when the older OnePlus 3 and 3T have already received OTA updates to Android Oreo. But according to the company, Oreo beta will be out before the end of the year followed by a stable update in early January.