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OxygenOS 10.5.10 brings May patch, HEVC recording to OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro

It was a bit strange seeing OnePlus roll out its latest May security patch to the older 6 and 7 series phones before the newer 8 and 8 Pro. About a week after that release, the two 2020 flagships are being bumped to the same security level as part of an OxygenOS update that also brings a (really) lengthy list of fixes and additions.

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OnePlus pulls update that disabled the 8 Pro's 'X-ray' camera in Oxygen OS after accidental rollout

OnePlus initially claimed that the color filter camera and associated Photochrom color mode for the OnePlus 8 Pro, accused of allowing people to see through clothing, would only be disabled in China pending an undefined fix. However, an Oxygen OS update disabling the feature globally was "inadvertently" rolled out. OnePlus has since pulled the update, according to the folks at Oxygen Updater, and a subsequent OTA will re-enable the feature.

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OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro 4G/5G US network bands and compatibility: Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile

Whether you're on T-Mobile, Verizon, or AT&T, the new OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro will probably meet your connectivity needs, as the phones support almost every 4G LTE and 5G band currently deployed in any significant area of the United States. Just in case, though, here's a quick guide that should let you understand how the phone will perform on each carrier's network. This information comes direct from OnePlus' own documentation for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro so you can trust it's accurate.

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OnePlus resorts to rationing 8 Pro supply in European markets

OnePlus can't churn out its flagship 8 Pro as quickly as people are demanding them, which is proving to be a bit of a problem. We've already learned that the shortage in the US is causing them to sell for hundreds over sticker, but there are supply issues elsewhere in the world, too. OnePlus has just announced that it will be utilizing flash sales for the 8 Pro in European markets to alleviate these problems.

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OnePlus 8 Pros are so scarce they're now selling for hundreds of dollars above MSRP in the US

When the OnePlus One launched in 2014, it was commonplace in the first months of the phone's availability for second hand models to be sold for over MSRP online. That was due to the phone's notorious (and widely disliked) invite system, which artificially created scarcity in the market to manage OnePlus's supply chain capacity against the demand of consumers for its smartphone. Now, the same has happened to its brand-new phone, the OnePlus 8 Pro.

The 8 Pro launched at $900 in the US, but good luck finding one: the company has been sold out online for weeks, and new stock has been agonizingly slow to appear.

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OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro are first phones to run Fortnite at 90 FPS

OnePlus phones are among the most powerful around and sport high refresh rate displays, so it makes sense to target mobile gamers. There are already a number of titles that can be played at 90 or 120 frames per second, and now Fortnite is joining the list. A new partnership with Epic Games sees the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro as the first mobile devices to run Fortnite at 90 FPS.

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OnePlus 8 Pro's color filter mode won't be disabled after all (except in China), but will receive changes

OnePlus has announced that it will temporarily disable the "color filter" camera on the 8 Pro in a future update, but only the Chinese version of the phone running HydrogenOS will be affected. The camera, which is augmented with its ability to gather infrared light, was able to see through materials like certain plastics and even some kinds of cloth. The functionality will apparently return in the future when OnePlus can limit "other functionality that may be of concern."

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OnePlus 8 Pro Oxygen OS 10.5.8 update rolling out with screen fixes in tow

A new update for the OnePlus 8 Pro is now rolling out, with a rather extensive changelog. But nestled unstated among the various improvements is a rather big one: OnePlus confirms to us that this new 10.5.8 update includes fixes for the crushed/clipped black issue.

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OnePlus 8 Pro's color filter camera makes thin plastics and other materials transparent

The OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a fun extra "color filter camera" that processes infrared light in addition to visible wavelengths. With the help of some post-processing, it creates stunning and weird false-color images. That's not all there is to it, though. IR light is essentially electromagnetic radiation capable of penetrating certain materials other lightwaves can't, so the camera can be used for a neat party trick: It lets you see through some thin plastics and a few other materials.

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OnePlus 8 series kernel source now available to developers

The license for the Linux kernel at the heart of Android requires that any changes, including modifications by device manufacturers, need to be publicly available. Some companies are faster to release their changes than others, but after only a few weeks on the market, kernel source packages for the OnePlus 8 series is now available.

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