A closer look at latest OxygenOS v5.1.6M update for the OnePlus 6

“Here’s everything new you get with OnePlus’ latest OxygenOS update”

Chinese tech giant OnePlus has a reputation for making flagship-grade smartphones which don’t burn a hole in buyers pockets. Recently, the company unveiled its latest offering, the OnePlus 6 (review) in India which comes with an all-new glass-sandwich design and is backed by the best-in-class Snapdragon 845 processor. At the launch event, the company also promised to push out a software update for the device which would allow users to click portrait photos from the smartphone’s front-facing camera. 

OnePlus 6 review19Well, staying true to its promise, the company recently reached out to us and offered a sneak peek into the latest update which will be rolled out to the masses shortly. If you’re wondering what all you get with the latest version of OxygenOS, then read on. 

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Before we get into the nitty-gritty of the update and share some camera samples of the portrait selfie mode, let’s talk about all the changes the update brings to the table. The update in itself is quite massive, with a 1.65GB size and with it, OnePlus has tweaked the cameras on its latest flagship significantly. Here’s the changelog we received from the company for the same: 

  • Added Portrait Mode for the front camera
  • Improved photo clarity 
  • Improved dynamic range
  • Improved focusing speed and accuracy 
  • Improved photo quality of portrait mode

Now that you’re up to speed, let’s take a look at some camera samples. 

As can be seen from the images, the portrait mode for the front camera does a really good job at differentiating the subject from the background. The images clicked with the portrait mode offer good colour reproduction and a high level of details. Now, there are some soft edges around the corner, but that’s the case with most flagships (barring the Google Pixel 2XL). 

So what do you think of the latest software update? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments section below and stay tuned for a showdown of portrait selfies between different flagships.