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OnePlus 6T Starts Receiving OxygenOS 9.0.10, Gets Its First Open Beta; Rated Higher Than OnePlus 6 by DxOMark

OnePlus 6T Starts Receiving OxygenOS 9.0.10, Gets Its First Open Beta; Rated Higher Than OnePlus 6 by DxOMark

OnePlus 6T gets a total score of 98 on DxOMark

  • OnePlus 6T gets two points more than OnePlus 6
  • The camera sees improvement in detail, bokeh, zoom, and dynamic range
  • OnePlus has also rolled out OxygenOS 9.01.0 update for 6T users

OnePlus 6T has started receiving the OxygenOS 9.0.10 update, and OnePlus has also rolled out the smartphone's first open beta update bringing several new features. In the meanwhile, DxOMark, an authority for image quality ratings on smartphone cameras, has released is results for the OnePlus 6T. The camera on the latest flagship was found to be better than the OnePlus 6 - its predecessor - and almost makes it to the top 10 smartphones list as well. The overall DxOMark rating for the OnePlus 6T is 98, two points ahead of the OnePlus 6 smartphone.

As we mentioned, the OnePlus 6T is receiving the OxygenOS 9.0.10 update that brings along Face Unlock improvements, Nightscape performance improvements, Wi-Fi stability, as well as bug fixes and improvements. The latest update also brings along the December security patch as well. The update is rolling out over-the-air (OTA), and users are recommended to check manually in the Settings menu. OnePlus should also make it available for download soon, here. OnePlus notes that the rollout is incremental, and "will reach a small percentage of users today, and a broader rollout will begin in a few days."

OnePlus has also released the first open beta update for the OnePlus 6T users, and this one brings along several new features including support for migrating data from an iPhone. The Open Beta 1 update also brings an optimised UI for spam and calls, OnePlus Switch feature, a new call history page for incoming calls for unknown numbers, an added toast message when parallel apps are unavailable due to data corruption. This update also brings along the December security patch as well. The size of this update is 1.63GB, and you can download the full ROM here. This will require you to flash the device and a backup is recommended. Follow all the instructions given on the download page while installing the beta update.

Coming to DxOMark, the website notes that while the OnePlus 6T doesn't improve upon hardware, with OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T having the same configuration , the company has invested in software development, to improve the bokeh shots, zoomed shots, increase dynamic range and detail preservation. However, to be able to improve detail, the site says that OnePlus had to increase noise.

"The only area for both photo and video in which the OnePlus 6T did not improve over the OnePlus 6 - and in fact, shows a regression that affected its overall scores - is for Noise, which seems to have been the price OnePlus decided to pay in the short term for improved detail capture," the site notes.

DxOMark says that the OnePlus 6T with its score of 98 ties with the Pixel 2 on the tenth spot. While the Google Pixel 2 is a last-gen device, it still is commendable for OnePlus 6T to reach that spot given its price range.

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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Looks good
  • Big, vibrant screen
  • All-day battery life
  • Excellent, up-to-date software
  • Bad
  • Disappointing low-light camera quality
  • Awkward and slow fingerprint sensor
  • No IP rating, wireless charging, or 3.5mm jack
Display 6.41-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Rear Camera 16-megapixel + 20-megapixel
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 3700mAh
OS Android 9.0
Resolution 1080x2340 pixels

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Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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