If you're a OnePlus 8T owner, you're no doubt familiar with the dumpster fire that was the OxygenOS 18.104.22.168 update released last week. Today's update, which carries version number 22.214.171.124 for India and North American markets and 126.96.36.199 for European markets aims to fix the bugs introduced by that update.
The first OnePlus concept phone — inventively dubbed the Concept One — was unveiled at CES at the start of this year, featuring an electrochromic color-changing glass panel that could hide and show the rear cameras when needed. Building on that theme, the company has announced a OnePlus 8T concept phone with an abstract pattern on the rear that can shift between dark blue and light silver.
2020 has been a very, very good year for smartphones. We've seen some wild and crazy stuff land, from folding to flipping devices, and the average phone is better than it's ever been. That puts the OnePlus 8T in a tough spot: It's a good phone that adheres to OnePlus' usual formula, but the competition is better than it's ever been, and "good" isn't enough to beat them.
The OnePlus 8T was only released about a month ago, but it has already received several software updates to address various bugs. Less than a week after the last upgrade started to roll out, OnePlus has now released a new OxygenOS build for the 8T, containing another round of bug fixes and performance improvements.
After OnePlus itself showed off part of its upcoming 8T model in a YouTube teaser video, we're now getting our first look at the device in full. Courtesy of consistent leaker Ishan Agarwal, we see two colorways of the OnePlus 8T — the glossy Aquamarine Green we already knew about and a matte finish named Lunar Silver.
OnePlus has announced the date for its next phone launch — the OnePlus 8T will be revealed at a livestreamed event on Wednesday, October 14, at 7AM PST (10AM EST, 3PM BST). It's been rumored that only a single phone will be launched in with 8T branding, and that looks all but confirmed as it's referred to in the singular (rather than series) throughout today's announcement.