OnePlus 5/5T Receives Latest Oxygen OS Update, Adds Gaming Mode 3.0 And Front Portrait

After a very long time, OnePlus 5/5T users are finally getting a software update. The latest beta update of Oxygen OS brings the latest security patches and device improvements.

OnePlus 5/5T Oxygen OS Update With Trebles Support

The Latest Oxygen OS 5.1.5 beta builds OB17, and OB15 brings changes in the UI and also adds portrait selfie mode to front camera as well.

However, since the OnePlus 5/5T has no dual front camera, the front portrait mode will not be as effective as expected, but the bokeh effect is a welcome feature.

Also, the latest beta software update brings lots of improvements to the OxygenOS including optimized background power consumption control, Gaming mode 3.0, hourly weather forecast, new OxygenOS UI in the native Notes app and UI optimization in Oneplus Switch.

The Gaming Mode 3.0 also brings call suspension notification, text notification mode and optimizations in UI and interaction to improve your gaming experience on OnePlus 5/5T.



  • Added Toast message source for Toast messages sent by background apps
  • Added description about sleep standby optimization when the function is turned on for the first time
  • Optimized background power consumption control
  • Fixed call recording issue in India
  • Updated Android security patch to 2018.8


  • Added portrait mode for the front camera

Gaming mode 3.0

  • Added call suspension notification
  • Added text notification mode
  • UI and interaction optimization


  • Hourly weather forecast
  • 8 units of meteorological data including precipitation probability and Perceived temperature
  • Improved weather data accuracy


  • New OxygenOS UI
  • Optimized process for sharing notes as an image

Oneplus Switch

  • UI optimization

In another related development, a OnePlus executive has said that OnePlus 6 will soon get the revamped UI. The new update will bring subtle and minimal changes in the UI that OnePlus 5 and 5T beta users are already enjoying. An official blog post was made to describe the changes and how OnePlus is incorporating them. The changes in the UI are about highlighting the main aspects of the app by making elements bolder.

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