As promised, OnePlus made the announcement of rollout on December 31.
OnePlus has already made 2017 great for its users! In an OS update that just about has the company stick to its promise of the update rollout by the end of 2016, OnePlus has rolled out Official Android Nougat 7.0 based OxygenOS 4.0 for OnePlus 3 and 3T users. The announcement was first made by Carl Pei, Co-Founder of OnePlus on Twitter on December 31, after which the OnePlus 3 and 3T forums were also updated with the announcement. The update is rolling out on an incremental basis, and users will receive the update in the coming days.
2) Android N stable OTA for the OP3 and the OP3T. Gradual rollout will begin later tonight.
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) December 31, 2016
Primarily, for both OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users, the changelog includes updates such as a new notification design which includes a bit more information in the form of a notification preview, new settings menu design for easier access to settings, multi-window view, notification direct reply through the notifications shade, custom DPI support, Status Bar icon customization options, new Quick Launch for third party applications, and tweaks to the shelf feature. Another key change is in the way the alert slider works, and you now have to slide it to the top-most position to activate silent mode, the middle position for do-not-disturb, and bottom for ringer mode. It’s no longer possible to change the ringer mode completely through the software itself. While there are other visible changes all through the system, certain features also work differently from the previous software versions, and battery life and performance appear to have received a slight boost as well.
In addition to that, OnePlus also launched the Open Beta program for OnePlus 3T users while launching the first Beta build for users to test drive. Previously, OnePlus had announced that even OnePlus 2 users will get the new Android Nougat update and that the company is working on it. However, the till now no fixed timeline for the upgrade has been provided by the team.
This is what we're releasing today: 1) Open Beta 1 (Nougat) for OP3T. This is already live on our forums.
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) December 31, 2016
The last big update that was rolled out for OnePlus 3T users was the OxygenOS 3.5.4 update based on Android Marshmallow, which ironically was expected to be the Android Nougat update for the smartphones. The update brought with it optimized battery saving mode, under which GPS and Orientation Preferences will be restored when this mode is turned on. More changes include fixing the flashlight usability issue in WhatsApp, increasing system stability and implementing various bug fixes. OnePlus 3 users were on Oxygen OS 3.2.8 until the update, and have now been brought to Oxygen OS 4.0 as previously stated.
OnePlus 3T specifications
The new OnePlus 3T smartphone features a 5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) Optic AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection on top. At the heart of the smartphone runs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor clocked at 2.35GHz and paired with 6GB of RAM. The smartphone comes in two storage variants of 64GB and 128GB, both with 6GB of RAM.
In the photography department, the OnePlus 3T sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX 298 image sensor, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF support, and 4K video recording capabilities. Up front, the smartphone houses a 16-megapixel fixed-focus selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and 1080p video recording capabilities.
The OnePlus 3T is powered with a 3,400mAh battery along with the company’s Dash Charge technology. For connectivity, the smartphone comes with options like dual-SIM support (nano slots), 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and GPS. There is also a fingerprint scanner embedded into the home button up front, and an Alert Slider on the side.
The OnePlus 3T has been launched in India as well, and has gone on sale via Amazon India. The 64GB variant is priced at Rs 29,999, while the 128GB variant is priced at Rs 34,999.