What you need to know
- The T-Mobile OnePlus 8T is receiving a new OxygenOS update.
- The update brings the highly-anticipated Always On Display feature.
- It includes the October 2020 Android security patch as well.
OnePlus has released a new software update for T-Mobile OnePlus 8T+ 5G, which is identical to the standard OnePlus 8T but boasts an IP68 water and dust resistance rating. However, it lacked one major software feature that OnePlus introduced with OxygenOS 11.
While unlocked variants of the OnePlus 8T launched with Always-On Display feature right out of the box, it was missing from the T-Mobile version. The new software update, which arrives as version 188.8.131.52.KB09CB, finally adds the feature to the T-Mobile OnePlus 8T+ 5G (via Android Police).
Along with the Always-On Display feature, the update also optimizes battery performance, so you can expect slightly better battery life as well. Additionally, the update brings the October 2020 Android security patch and a few bug fixes to what is one of the best Android phones on the market right now.
If you own a OnePlus 8T+ 5G and haven't received the update yet, you can try looking for it manually by making your way to Settings > System > System update > Check for update.
The OnePlus 8T packs the latest hardware and offers a few features you won't even find on the OnePlus 8 Pro, including support for 65W wired charging. You also get an ultra-smooth 120Hz AMOLED display, 5G connectivity, and impressive battery life.
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