OnePlus has released this Thursday the newest smartphone: OnePlus 5T. Most of us taught that the device will come with Android 8.0 Oreo, but instead it comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat pre-installed. However, recent leaks suggest the smartphone will receive the Android OS update next year.
OnePlus 5T is not the only one to receive the Oreo update
OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T have many software items in common such as the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset, the same RAM amount and more. Therefore, OnePlus decided that both devices will receive the newest Android 8.0 Oreo OS.
The new OS is to be released, according to the Chinese company, sometime at the beginning of 2018. This might be doable considering that OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T received Android Nougat 7.0 by the end of 2016. OnePlus 3T is the predecessor of the OnePlus 5 variants because according to Chinese superstitions the number 4 is not auspicious.
How to get Android 8.0 faster
Those who own or think about buying an OnePlus 5T device can enroll for the open beta program. The open beta program for Android 8.0 Oreo is to begin later this month for OnePlus 5 and at the end of December for OnePlus 5T.
The Chinese company may have fell a little behind considering that other tech giants such as Sony and Huawei launched their newest smartphones with Android 8.0 Oreo pre-installed.
If you are thinking about giving yourself a treat for the holidays, than this smartphone might be just the thing you are looking for. It weighs only 5.4 oz. and it has a 3,300 mAh Li-Ion battery with Dash Charge technology. It features a frontal, ceramic fingerprint scanner, an accelerometer, a proximity sensor , an electronic compass and even a gyroscope.