OnePlus 6 gets OxygenOS 9.0.2 update with Nightscape and new navigation gestures

By | 1st November 2018
OnePlus 6 hands-on

Today may be the Oneplus 6T's launch day, but OnePlus is also showing some love to the OnePlus 6.

OnePlus today released an update to OxygenOS 9.0.2 for the OnePlus 6. This update is a big one, adding new features from the OnePlus 6T as well as bringing the newest November 2018 Android security patches.

Nightscape is a camera feature that uses HDR algorithms to improve the quality of low-light photos. This update also gives the OnePlus 6 a feature called Studio Lighting, which will detect a human face in the frame and adjust the lighting to simulate professional lighting and enhance face contour.

Other notable improvements of the OxygenOS 9.0.2 update are new navigation gestures, optimized standby power consumption, and the ability to launch Google Assistant or a third-party assistant by holding the power button for 0.5 seconds.

Here's the full changelog for the update:

System

  • Brand new navigation gestures
  • Improved UI for About phone
  • Optimized standby power consumption
  • Updated Android security patch to 2018.11
  • Added support to launch Google Assistant or other third party assistant app by holding the power button for 0.5 seconds
  • General bug fixes and improvements

Camera

  • Added Nightscape
  • Added Studio Lighting to enhance face contour

This update is going out in stages, and so while it's starting to roll out today, only a small number of OnePlus 6 owners will get it. A broader rollout will happen in a few days once OnePlus can confirm that there are no major bugs or anything like that.

This is a great update for the OnePlus 6. With it, the OP6 is getting some of the features of the new OnePlus 6T, which could help OnePlus 6 owners feel better about their device and not feel the need to update. Good on OnePlus for showing love to OnePlus 6 owners and treating them to new features from their new flagship device.