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OxygenOS for OnePlus 8T brings fingerprint scanner, camera boosts, November patch, more

The OxygenOS update is now rolling out for the OnePlus 8T with a number of important software and hardware boosts for the fingerprint scanner, camera, and more.

As one of the few OnePlus smartphones actually running Android 11, the OnePlus 8T has a distinct advantage over certain handsets. However, it lacks in a few key areas simply as a way to justify the existence of the OnePlus 8 Pro. That said, it’s nice to see the OxygenOS update address some common complaints on the device.

The update was confirmed over on the Official OnePlus Forums, where all of the fixes were fully detailed. A big bump brought in the OxygenOS OTA update is for the in-display fingerprint scanner. This is now supposed to be even faster and more accurate than before. Full-screen gestures have been given some attention too, with some optimizations here while a new keyboard height adjustment section has been added to the Settings panel.

One area we constantly seem to feel underwhelmed on OnePlus devices has been the camera. The OxygenOS update includes some Nightscape mode improvements, but it’s unclear just how much this helps low-light shooting scenarios compared to previous builds. The only other notable tweaks are to network connectivity and the OnePlus Gallery app.

For those in India though, OxygenOS adds the OnePlus Store app, which was also added to the recent OnePlus Nord N10 5G update. It’s simply a hub for all things OnePlus including support, help, and the online store. Think of it as a complement to the OnePlus Community app and online Forums. For us, the biggest disappointment is the inclusion of the November 2020 security patch rather than the December 2020 patch:

OxygenOS for OnePlus 8T update changelog

  • System
    • Optimized the experience of full-screen gestures
    • Increased fingerprint unlock success rates for faster unlock speed
    • Newly added keyboard height adjustment where you can raise or hide the bottom shortcut bar for a better input experience (Go to Settings-System-Language & input-Keyboard height adjustment)
    • Updated Android security patch to 2020.11
  • Camera
    • Optimized the image quality on nightscape
  • Gallery
    • Fixed a small probability issue that photos don’t display in the Gallery
  • Network
    • Fixed the issue that the WiFi connection failed in a specific situation
    • Improved the stability of communication
  • OnePlus Store (—IN only)
    • An intuitive and convenient way to manage your OnePlus account, get easy-to-access support, discover exciting members-only benefits, and shop for OnePlus products. (Please note that it can be uninstalled)

The update should be rolling out right now, but impatient OnePlus 8T owners can grab the OxygenOS OTA update from Oxygen Updater. However, it’s worth noting that those in Europe should be downloading and sideloading a slightly different build to ensure compatibility with their devices.

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