OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro Gets OxygenOS Updates


The OnePlus already distribute OxygenOS updates to the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro on US markets, the EU, and India. These updates bring a number of improvements and bug fixes that are expected to address most of the issues discovered so far.

Updates for a better Oxygen OS experience

The OnePlus 8 Pro receives the most substantial update. The version number of the update is 10.5.11 for the US and India and 10.5.10 for the EU. The OnePlus 8 receives most of the same changes, minus the hardware specifics of the 8 Pro. The version numbers are 10.5.8 for EU, 10.5.9 for India, and 10.5.10 for the USA. You can read all changes in the catch screen below.

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One of the most annoying problems is the units affected by the DRM bug, where Widevine DRM instead of L1, which is the highest level was L3. This prevented the app from playing Netflix and Amazon Prime content in HD.

This was corrected with this update of the operating system, which updated the DRM version back to L1. They may have to reinstall the Netflix app (or rather, clear the data and log in again, as the app is pre-installed and cannot be removed).

The Photochrom feature is back with this update, more or less. The original implementation made it possible to take photos exclusively with the infrared camera, the latest update actually captures images with the main camera of 48MP, but collects some data with the infrared camera. 

The updated Photochrom filter uses data on lighting conditions collected by the color filter camera to generate photos with the main camera. The intensity of the filter differs in different lighting scenarios.

The new Photochrom mode now only works indoors or in low light. OnePlus has significantly changed this feature so that it is used only in very specific situations to avoid any misuse or further controversy.

OnePlus also solved an issue related to scrolling on the 8 Pro. When scrolling quickly in standard applications and some third-party applications, the refresh rate drops from 120Hz to 75Hz during scrolling. This made the experience a little uneven.

The rest of the changes are quite self-explanatory.

If you have one of these phones and you notice any improvement outside of the changes listed, let us know in the comments below.

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