OnePlus 6 is all set for the global launch on May 16 and is arriving in India on May 17. But just days before its formal debut the next-generation OnePlus handset, the company has announced the availability of Android P Beta on the smartphone. Android P was announced because the Android Oreo successor a couple of weeks ago with the release of Developer Preview 1, and on Tuesday, another milestone, Android P Beta (aka Developer Preview 2), was launched at Google I/O 2018. The OnePlus 6 Android P Beta will become open to download on May 16, the company has said.
Noted for fast software updates, OnePlus said it is the main earliest group of smartphone manufacturers working closely with Google to release their latest updates and features. It claimed that the OnePlus 5 and 5T were a few of the first smartphones to get Android Oreo updates and the company is concentrating on pushing out Android security patch updates within 8 weeks of release as well.
OnePlus claims that over 135,000 community members have signed as much as review the OnePlus 6 via The Lab program. Meanwhile, OnePlus 6 buyers thinking about trying the newest Android release can look at the company’s dedicated webpage.
Coming to Android P, it’s this year’s big update for the platform, and while we were first introduced to it in March, Google at its annual developer conference elaborated on what we already knew and announced more goodies that it didn’t show off earlier. The newest features in Android P incorporate a notch and multi-camera support, improved notification panel, design changes, new security features, and more. Earlier, Google had published a timeline showcasing the release track for Android P. The next Developer Preview 3 with final APIs is anticipated to be announced in June and the final release may happen Q3 this year.
To recall the OnePlus 6 specifications – depending on rumours and confirmations from the company – the smartphone is anticipated to sport a 19:9 display with a level on top. It will be powered by way of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with as much as 8GB of RAM and as much as 256GB of inbuilt storage, all confirmed by the company. As per leaks, the smartphone is said to truly have a vertical dual rear camera setup, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and wireless charging support (considering glass back confirmed) on the handset. A 3.5mm headphone jack has been confirmed, apart from a present notch.
The OnePlus 6 could run OxygenOS on the surface of the latest Android version. The battery capacity has not yet been revealed yet, however the handset it expected to have support for the proprietary Dash Charge feature, and the confirmation of a glass back indicates it may also support wireless charging.