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OnePlus 6 update could dramatically improve your selfie game

The OnePlus 6 could be in line for an imminent update, delivering some handy new features to the company’s Oxygen OS version of Android.

An update pushed to the Chinese variant, Hydrogren OS, includes a portrait mode for the selfie camera, portrait mode preview for the rear camera, and a battery percentage icon. According to the reports, the icon only appears when users pull down the notification tray, rather than in the status bar.

The update also includes voice optimisation during phone calls and the ability to automatically add Bluetooth calls while in headphone mode.

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According to a poster on the OnePlus forums, the update also includes new game optimisation software, among other more minor changes.

In all likelihood, this software update is a sign of things to come in the next Oxygen OS update, whenever OnePlus pushes it out to western users. Usually the updates for Oxygen OS closely follow their appearance in China, so hopefully early adopters won’t be waiting too long.

Best phone under £500

The OnePlus 6 has been available for a couple of weeks now and all indications are that it’s the company’s best effort yet.

In our review, we called it a contender for phone of the year. It won praise or its huge leap in design ( that new Silk White edition is pretty fly also), lightning fast performance and its use of the Android OS.

It’s still missing a few flagship features like wireless charging, an official IP water resistance rating, while the camera needs a little bit of work compared to the Galaxy S9 and Pixel phones of the world.

In his review, mobile editor Max Parker wrote: “At £469 this is an absolute steal. It’s the best-value phone you can buy right now, without a doubt.

“Even when you take price out of the equation it’s still impressive. This is one of the fastest, best-looking Android phones at any price, with a lovely screen and perfectly optimised software.”

Have you jumped on the OnePlus bandwagon yet? What’s stopping you? Is a top of the range camera too important to sacrifice? Let us know @TrustedReviews on Twitter.

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