OnePlus has introduced an update to the Hydrogen OS in China, which includes battery percentage and front camera portrait mode, among other features. These will be rolled out to Oxygen OS if companies show a tendency to release similar updates on both operating systems.
The good news for OnePlus 6 users is that the next update of Oxygen OS will bring the phone battery percentage, front camera portrait mode and game optimization. A user received this update on China’s Hydrogen OS and posted it on the OnePlus forum. Since OnePlus announced efforts to integrate Hydrogen OS and Oxygen OS in 2016, the company is releasing similar updates to both operating systems, so there is a high probability that a new update bringing all these features will also roll out Oxygen OS soon.
Giving more details about the update, a report in the UK version of Gizmodo explained, “The Hydrogen update activated the front selfie camera, which was originally announced at launch, a portrait mode preview for the rear camera, game optimization, phone Call voice optimization, the option to automatically add Bluetooth calls to headphone mode, and a battery percentage icon in the status bar.
An earlier update to the OnePlus 6 enabled new features on the device but removed the Always On Display (AOD) feature from the phone. Many users have complained to the OnePlus forum. Users say that before the update, there was always an option to choose between on-display or lift-up display, but the latest update completely removed the AOD option from the settings.
It’s always easy to check for app notifications as well as a quick look at the time and date.
OnePlus’ official position on the issue is that the one-time display on the OnePlus 6 has been removed “due to battery saving concerns”.
While the update removes AOD, it comes with 720p slow-mo and 1080p video recordings at 480fps and 240fps, respectively, as well as an adjustment mode for notch hiding. OnePlus 6 has been rolled out with a May security patch update that added the ability to take quick pictures in the device’s camera portrait mode.