Hydrogenos Always On DisplaySource: OnePlus on Weibo

What you need to know

  • OnePlus has posted a video on Weibo showing off the Always On Display feature that will be coming to the company's phones with the Android 11 update.
  • OnePlus is set to release the final developer preview build of OxygenOS 11 for the OnePlus 8 series on August 10.
  • Aside from Always On Display, the OxygenOS 11 update is expected to come with several other new features and improvements as well.

In March this year, OnePlus confirmed that it was working on bringing the Always On Display feature to its phones, although the company refrained from providing a specific timeframe for the rollout. Last month, however, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau teased the feature with a cryptic tweet, suggesting it could arrive with OxygenOS 11. The company has now shared a video on Weibo that shows some of the Always On Display styles that it had considered before revealing the final design for HydrogenOS 11.

Hydrogenos Always On DisplaySource: OnePlus on Weibo

Along with the current time and date, the Always On Display will also show you how many times you have unlocked your phone and the usage period. Notification icons will be displayed at the bottom of the screen. Since HydrogenOS and OxygenOS builds differ from one another in many areas, we cannot be certain if Always On Display will have the same design on OxygenOS as well. We also expect OnePlus to offer more than just one option when it finally rolls out the feature to users as part of the OxygenOS 11 update.

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As revealed by OnePlus earlier this week, the final developer's preview build of OxygenOS 11 will be released on August 10. The first Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 Open Beta will likely be released shortly after, although a specific date has not been confirmed yet.

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