- OnePlus phones are expected to get the Always-on Display feature with Android 11
- OxygenOS 11 will be based on Android 11
Always-on Display feature has been surprisingly missing on OnePlus phones despite most of them featuring OLED displays. The company had confirmed in May that Always-on Display feature would be coming to OnePlus phones soon and now CEO Pete Lau has teased this yet again. In a recent tweet, The OnePlus CEO suggested that the feature will come to OnePlus phones with the Android 11 update. OxygenOS 11 will be based on the latest Android 11 OS that’s currently in beta stage. OnePlus earlier hinted that the Always-on Display feature could show up in beta from August.
Always-on display feature allows users to quickly glance at the notifications from apps, time and much more conveniently. The feature is possible on phones with OLED panels and most OEMs already offer it on some smartphones. OnePlus has strangely avoided this feature for many years, but OnePlus users will not have to wait much longer.
Separately, another OnePlus mid-range phone could be in the works and might be heading to the US, UK, and India later this year. The handset is said to come with Snapdragon 690 SoC, 5G connectivity, 6GB RAM, but there could be other models at launch, and Android 10 OS, probably with OxygenOS skin. It’s possible the handset could be a part of the Nord series and might be dubbed OnePlus Nord Lite when launched.