OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro updates bring improvements to battery life, camera, system

OnePlus 8 Pro

New updates have started rolling out to the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, and they’re bringing with them a ton of improvements.

The updates are arriving as OxygenOS 10.5.8 for the OnePlus 8 and OxygenOS 10.5.10 for the OnePlus 8 Pro. According to XDA-Developers, you can expect improvements like optimized power consumption for longer battery life, a smoother unlocking transition, optimized touch and interaction experiences, and a better pocket mode to reduce mistouches. 

There are a handful of camera improvements packed in the updates, too. An auto ultra wide angle lens feature will improve the photo quality of edges when shooting a close range on the OnePlus 8 Pro, and an optimized click animation for the camera shutter will make the process of taking a photo smoother.

Other goodies in these updates including improved network stability, improved performance of Wi-Fi transfers, optimized network latency for online games, and the May 2020 Android security patches.

OnePlus updates typically go out to a small number of users at first to ensure everything is working as it should. Plus, these updates haven’t even been officially announced by OnePlus yet. So don’t fret if you don’t see an update on your OnePlus 8 or 8 Pro yet, because it should arrive in the coming days.

While you wait, you can check out the full changelog for these updates below.

System

  • Optimized the touch and interaction experience
  • Optimized the expanded screenshot user experience for some scenes
  • Optimized the power consumption performance of the system, battery life extended to be longer than ever
  • Optimized the wireless charging stability, providing better user experience (OnePlus 8 Pro only)
  • Optimized the pocket mode to reduce mistouches
  • Optimized the unlocking animation, making the unlock transition smoother
  • Updated Android Security Patch to 2020.05
  • Updated GMS package to 2020.03

Message

  • Added the “Delete” button in the notification bar of incoming messages
  • Added keyword whitelist option in SMS blocking settings, the messages with the specified keywords will not be blocked

Camera

  • Newly added H.265 HEVC codec to reduce video storage size seamlessly, capture and shoot more without compromising on quality
  • Added auto ultra-wide-angle lens feature when shooting at close range to improve picture quality of edges (OnePlus 8 Pro only)
  • Optimized the click animation for camera shutter, boosting the smoothness of photo-taking experience
  • Improved the shooting experience with camera and improved stability

Network

  • Improved the stability of communication
  • Improved the performance and stability of Wi-Fi transfers
  • Optimized network latency for online games and improved the smoothness

Game Space

  • Added Epic Games in Game Space. With one-step installation, check out Fortnite and many other Epic Games, all from Game Space

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