OnePlus 6 is now getting OxygenOS 5.1.8 update which optimizes call quality,
The new update brings a bootloader fix for OnePlus 6, which was released with OxygenOS 5.1.7, but has not been rolled out to users in India.
A few days ago, OnePlus brought an OTA software update to its flagship OnePlus 6 smartphone, fixing some vulnerabilities in the process. And now, the company is rolling out OxygenOS 5.1.8 on the device. Looks like there were some bugs in the software, especially in the smartphone’s systems and networks section, which are being fixed with new patches. The growing update weighs 102 MB and includes changes made to previous OxygenOS 5.1.7 updates. This is apparently because some users have reported stability issues with the OnePlus 6 after updating to OxygenOS 5.1.6 and thus the OxygenOS 5.1.7 patch has been dropped for Indian users.
Returning to the OxygenOS 5.1.8 update, it optimizes call quality in OnePlus 6 and also fixes some system stability issues. There was an issue with network stability, which was fixed with a new update, including some common bug fixes. Since the new OTA is a growing update, it will be rolled out to a small number of users today, followed by a wider rollout in a few days.
As mentioned earlier, the new OxygenOS 5.1.8 update also brought features and fixes that were omitted for OnePlus 6 in India as the OxygenOS 5.1.7 patch was not rolled out here. The new update fixes bootloader vulnerabilities, allowing an intruder to boot any arbitrarily modified image that bypasses bootloader protection. However, to take advantage of this vulnerability, one needs physical access to the device. You can read more about the problem here.
OxygenOS 5.1.6 was the first major software update to be pushed to OnePlus 6. It has added three new features to the handset. As part of the update, the device was updated with front-facing camera portrait mode, battery percentage indicator and an automatic reply feature. Some common bug-fixes and some extra features have been added to the device. You can read more about the update here.
In short, OnePlus 6 is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 SoC and runs on OxygenOS, which is based on Android Oreo 8.1. It has a 6.28-inch FHD + full optic AMOLED display with a 19: 9 aspect ratio, with a notch at the top. The back panel of the smartphone is made of glass where a vertically stacked 16MP + 20MP sensor dual camera is placed and at the front, it has a 16MP sensor. The handset comes in an 8GB RAM version with a 6GB / 64GB model and 128GB and 256GB internal storage options. You can read our review of smartphones here.