The OnePlus 6 was officially unveiled last week and made some bold promises. Is it truly the fastest phone available now? Our testing seems to suggest that in some ways it may very well be. “The speed you need” is the company’s slogan for the device, and so far, things are looking good. The OnePlus 6 is available to order online as of today and already there’s a software update bringing support for hiding the notch and support for slow-motion video recording. There are a few other features as well.
As you can see from the official changelog above, the Android security patch has also been updated to May. The OnePlus switch application also comes preloaded, which can make switching to a OnePlus device super easy. You can transfer contacts, messages, call logs, photos, videos, audio, and applications through the OnePlus Switch. It’s useful for those who have just received their brand new OnePlus 6 and want to set it up as quick as possible. As for how the notch is hidden, it works similarly to the Nacho Notch application which was made by XDA Forum Moderator Zacharee1. OnePlus promised there would be a way to hide the notch and now you can.
After that, there’s a number of camera improvements which are pretty important. One is support for slow-motion video recording, which will allow for 480FPS at 720p and 240FPS at 1080p. Another cool feature is support for quick capture in portrait mode. For those unfamiliar, quick capture allows you to double tap the power button and your phone will launch the camera and take a photo. Now you can do that in portrait mode too, which will allow you to take bokeh style shots quickly.
Finally, the gallery application has been updated too. It allows more options for recently deleted files, though we’re not quite sure what exactly that means yet. If you want to get the update and don’t have it yet then you’ll likely have to wait, as the update is going out as a staged roll out now.