OnePlus 9/9 Pro get new OxygenOS update with May 2021 Android security patch

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What you need to know

  • OnePlus has released a new OxygenOS update for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro phones.
  • The OxygenOS update includes the latest May 2021 Android security patch.
  • It also contains camera improvements and a few other tweaks.

OnePlus' latest flagship phones have started receiving a new software update, which brings the May 2021 Android security patch and a few other improvements. While the company is yet to officially confirm the rollout, a thread on OnePlus forums reveals the rollout is currently underway for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro.

According to the official changelog for the update, camera improvements included with the new OxygenOS update bring improved white balance performance and HDR effect in certain shooting scenes. OnePlus has also made a few tweaks to enhance the network communication stability and Wi-Fi performance of its best Android phones. The charging performance is said to have been improved as well. Aside from the improvements and May 2021 Android security patch, the update fixes a bug that caused the keyboard to lag on some OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro devices. Here's the full changelog:


  • Improved charging performance
  • Fixed the small probability lagging issue of keyboard
  • Fixed known issues and improved system stability
  • Updated Android security patch to 2021.05


  • Improved the HDR effect in some shooting scenes
  • Improved the white balance performance of the rear camera


  • Improved the stability of network Communication
  • Improved the performance of Wi-Fi connection

Since OnePlus is yet to officially confirm the release of the OxygenOS update, it could take a few days for the update to become widely available. In case you do not want to wait for the wider rollout to commence, you can get the update using the third-party Oxygen Updater app from the Play Store.

Babu Mohan
News Writer