OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T Android Pie-based HydrogenOS with refreshed UI starts rolling out

“The new HydrogenOS update brings several key improvements to the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T smartphones”

OnePlus has started rolling out the HydrogenOS beta based on Android Pie to OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T smartphone users in China. Interestingly, the company recently began testing the skin on the devices in a closed beta program before it was leaked for everyone. The Chinese phonemaker is now allowing the public to beta test the Android Pie version of HydrogenOS for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T units. The update is said to bring a few new features such as a brand new UI, weather accuracy, and better communication support to the devices.

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Since HydrogenOS is OnePlus’ custom skin in China, the features are currently limited to the people living in the country. Outside China, users are expected to get the features with a future OxygenOS update. However, as reported by XDA Developers, HydrogenOS based on Android Pie can be installed on global OnePlus devices, but with some complications like non-working fingerprint sensor on OnePlus 5.

Here are the highlights of the new HydrogenOS, which are likely to be added to OxygenOS with next update:

System

  • New UI
  • A new background control solution for a lighter and smoother experience
  • November 2018 Android security patch

Communication

  • SMS verification code spreads the display for easier access
  • Optimised unknown number recognition
  • Ability to set a default SIM for a single contact or group in dual SIM mode
  • Speed dial, call interface UI design, and Emergency Rescue UI optimised

Do Not Disturb Mode

  • The updated do not disturb will allow a user to define when they don’t wish to get alerts

OnePlus Weather

  • More accurate positioning
  • Desktop widgets automatically switch cities based on location
  • Solve the problem of refresh failure after location change
Talking about the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T smartphones, they are the last year’s flagship model from the vendor. Both phones rock Snapdragon 835 SoC, dual-rear camera setup, and 3,300mAh battery with fast charging support.
OnePlus 5 Specifications
Performance
Octa core (2.45 GHz, Quad Core + 1.9 GHz, Quad core)
Snapdragon 835
6 GB RAM
Display
5.5 inches (13.97 cm)
Full HD, 401 PPI
Optic AMOLED
Camera
16 MP + 20 MP Dual Primary Cameras
Dual LED Flash
16 MP Front Camera
Battery
3300 mAh
Dash Charging
USB Type-C port
OnePlus 5 Video
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