OnePlus 6 and 6T users can upgrade their handsets to the latest version OxygenOS operating system from today.
The newest beta version of the Android operating system – currently labelled OxygenOS Open Beta 23/15 – began hitting phones this morning. Impatient 6 and 6T fans can download the update right now.
According to the beta’s changelog, the update includes a bunch of general bug fixes and improvements to the stability of the system as well as the inclusion of more popular cities in the weather app, better search suggestions and a brand new UI design found within the OnePlus Laboratory. The update also includes this month’s security patch.
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It looks like the recently added native screen recorder APK has also undergone a minor upgrade with the addition of a new feature that hides the floating widget while recording. The feature also comes with a larger range of options for resolution, bitrate and framerate, including 15, 24, 30 or 60 fps.
One of the biggest changes in 23/15 is the introduction of DC Dimming to the smartphones. DC Dimming smooths out the display and cuts down on strained eyes by altering brightness settings and reducing flickering on screen. It’s a neat little feature that can be found on quite a few other Chinese smartphones such as the Huawei P30 Pro and gaming-intensive devices like the Black Shark 2. As far as OnePlus mobiles go, the feature was first found on the OnePlus 7 Pro and later introduced to the OnePlus 7 in another update.
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DC Dimming can be turned one via the OnePlus Laboratory in Settings. First, though, you’ll need to download the latest update.
If you don’t want to wait for Open Beta 23/15 to land on your OnePlus 6 or 6T, you can download the incremental or full OTA files for OxygenOS directly from XDA Developers site.