OnePlus 5T Expected To Refresh With Android 8.0 Oreo Early 2018

OnePlus 5T

OnePlus recently released the much-anticipated OnePlus 5T with a large bezel-less display. The smartphone was pre-loaded with Android 7.1.1 Nougat instead of the Android8.0 Oreo, which was unveiled a few months back. It was rumored that the OnePlus 5T will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo but it turned out to be Android Nougat. Based on the latest leaks, the OnePlus 5T will be refreshed with Android 8.0 Oreo by early 2018.

In addition to OnePlus 5T, the company will also roll out Android 8.0 Oreo for the currently available OnePlus 5. Hence, you can expect Oreo for both smartphones before the end of January 2018. We can believe in the rumor because the OnePlus 3/3T received the required Nougat update by the end of December 2016.

If you are planning to buy OnePlus 5T, which will hit Amazon on November 21, you should enroll in the open beta program expected to launch in December. Moreover, if you are working with OnePlus 5, the Android 8.0 Oreo beta program will hit the air most likely by the end of November.

OnePlus 5T specifications

The OnePlus 5T features a 6.01-inch FHD+ AMOLED bezel-less display with 18:9 aspect ratio, Snapdragon 835 processor, Adreno 540 graphics processor, 6/8GB RAM, 64/128GB UFS 2.1 storage loaded with Android 7.1.1 Nougat on top of OxygenOS. The rear side is equipped with dual camera sensors comprising of 16MP and 20MP capacities with dual LED flash. Interestingly, the aperture level is same as f/1.7 for both sensors. The selfie camera is equipped with a 16MP IMX371 sensor using which you can snap excellent images. A 3300mAh battery with dash charging support supplies the required power for the smartphone.

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OnePlus 5

On the specifications front, the OnePlus 5 offers a 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED FHD display with 16:9 aspect ratio, Snapdragon 835 processor, Adreno 540 graphics, 6/8GB RAM, 64/128GB storage loaded with Android Nougat. While the rear side features dual camera sensors comprising of 16MP (IMX398) and 20MP (IMX350) sensors, the front side is infused with 16MP (IMX371) sensor. The big advantage of OnePlus 5 is the addition of a 3300mAh battery with dash charging support. You will find 5V 4A charging adapter inside the product box.

We will continue to keep track of the developments surrounding the release of Android 8.0 for the OnePlus 5T. Stay tuned.

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