OnePlus on Tuesday unveiled the new OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. Alongside the OnePlus 8 series, the OxygenOS 10.5 is launching with several new features and several improvements that take advantage of the new hardware. Smart charging has been added to ensure the health of internal batteries when using Warp Charge bricks at 30W on a daily basis.
OnePlus has claimed that OxygenOS has over 280 powerful software optimizations that add up to the ultimate smartphone experience. Here are some key features of the OxygenOS 10.5.
OxygenOS 10.5 Features:
- Live/Dynamic Wallpapers
- Live Caption
- New Dark Theme
- Smooth Battle 2.0
- New Gallery app
- Smart SMS
- Work/Life Mode
- Alexa, Stadia, and more
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1. Live/Dynamic Wallpaper
Made exclusively for the OnePlus 8 Series, Live Wallpapers now connect to the OnePlus Weather app, subtly changing hues according to real-time weather conditions, bringing your smartphone experience closer to the environment around you.
2. Live Caption
Live Caption detects speech in media and automatically generates captions. It’s effortless and handy for accessibility. What’s more, if you want to watch the video in a noisy place or the elevator, etc., then Live Caption could be the feature that can help you keep track of the dialogues, rather than increasing your phone’s volume to avoid embarrassment in crowded places.
Recently, Live Caption has been rolled out to OnePlus 7T Pro and OnePlus 7T as part of the OxygenOS Open Beta.
3. New Dark Theme
The New Dark Theme is compatible with a wide range of third-party apps to help maintain a consistent viewing experience, Dark Theme keeps your eyes comfortable in low light and even helps prolong battery life.
4. Smooth Battle 2.0
OnePlus has claimed that OxygenOS has over 280 powerful software optimizations that add up to the ultimate smartphone experience. The company also worked on the animations and scrolling to make the device feel faster and smoother. The OnePlus 8 pro has a 120Hz refresh rate, which feels even faster, while the OnePlus 8 comes with a 90Hz display.
5. New Gallery app
Find photos in a flash, swiftly backup files, and keep it all secure with the improved OxygenOS Gallery. Smart Albums help you search through photos and videos with ease while OnePlus Cloud Gallery ensures your favorite memories remain backed up and secure.
6. Smart SMS
Messages can now be instantly sorted and easy to locate, thanks to Smart SMS. Automatically categorize your messages according to transactional, promotional, and OTPs and, with quick actions, manage your inbox with ease, simplifying the way you SMS.
7. Work/Life mode
Organize and achieve the perfect work-life balance with OxygenOS. “Work mode” and “Life mode” allow you to prioritize select notifications based on your location, time, or Wi-Fi network. Easily toggle between modes to take control of your time.
8. Alexa, Stadia, and more
OnePlus has also partnered with Google to bring full Stadia support, as well as with Amazon as the OnePlus 8 series is Alexa-ready. However, you will need to download the app to start using Alexa hands-free.
The company also announced that it has worked with Google to give an extended 100GB of Google cloud storage for the OnePlus 8 series buyers for the first 3 months. It also brings the Cricket Card 2.0 with real-time updates in the OnePlus Shelf.