OnePlus 5T with this OxygenOS 4.7.4 update, the 5T'S dedicated sensor for low-light photography will be able to deliver better images, according to the company.
The OnePlus 5T, which was launched earlier in November, is now receiving a software update. This is the second update within a month after its launch. OnePlus had rolled out the OxygenOS 4.7.2 for OnePlus 5T last month. Currently, the phone is being upgraded to the OxygenOS 4.7.4. This OTA (over-the-air) update will bring several improvements in the camera app and optimize other features as well. The Chinese company has reportedly taken into consideration feedback from early users regarding the latest model’s dual camera setup. This seems to be one of the reasons for releasing the second OxygenOS update.
With this update, the company has tweaked the camera app’s UI (user interface) to enhance the quality of photos. Moreover, this update will make it possible to indicate the options available to users in a better way. Previously there were dots above the camera’s shutter to show the camera mode. Now the device comes with descriptive text instead of dots.
OnePlus had disclosed earlier that it was working on improving the quality of images taken in low-light conditions with the OnePlus 5T. With this OxygenOS 4.7.4 update, the 5T’S dedicated sensor for low-light photography will be able to deliver better images, according to the company. The company had also indicated that it would be fixing the Beautification mode in the camera app. Many users in Asia had complained that this mode would switch on by default which resulted in smoothened out selfies. The second update is claimed to fix the issue of the Beautification mode.
The OxygenOS 4.7.4 update is based on Android Nougat and comes with October security patch. The company is planning to upgrade the 5T to Android 8.0 Oreo through the beta channel in December. According to the change log posted on the company’s forums, the update includes optimizations in audio performance for speakers and headphones, an improved face unlock feature, tuned vibration settings, and an improved GPS and fingerprint sensor in terms of stability. The battery also comes with an optimization by way of Wi-Fi power-saving, Moreover, there are general bug fixes.
This update will be released first for users in Germany before being rolled out gradually to other markets. According to Android Police, this update clocks in at 286MB. However, the company has not put out factory images to enable users to update their smartphones manually. Since the OxygenOS 4.7.4 update will be rolled out incrementally it will be available to users of OnePlus 5T users in the coming days. Users of OnePlus 5T can check whether the update is available by accessing the Settings > System updates. However, it would be judicious to create a backup of your data prior to updating your smartphone. Also, it is recommended that you use a Wi-Fi network for downloading this update.
The OxygenOS 4.7.2 and OxygenOS 4.7.4 updates for OnePlus 5T, a fairly new entrant in the smartphones market, reflect the Chinese company’s focus on the 5T. OnePlus 5T, a mid-cycle upgrade of the flagship OnePlus 5, sports a bezel-less design akin to Apple’s Phone X, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Google Pixel 2 XL.