OnePlus 8 & 8 Pro May update adds H.265 HEVC codec, auto ultra-wide-angle lens, keyword whitelist option & more (Download link)

OnePlus has been pretty steadfast in pushing out regular updates to many of its devices. We have seen a couple of Beta builds for the OnePlus 7 devices and many more monthly patches for its other devices.

Today, OnePlus is rolling out the May 2020 Android security patch to the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro devices. This update, besides bumping up the security patch level, also packs a bunch of new features and improvements fro these two devices.

oneplus 8 pro
OnePlus 8 Pro

So what exactly does this update bring to the table for the OnePlus 8? Well, some of the highlights of this build, the OnePlus 8 Oxygen OS 10.5.8 include the addition of support for H.265 HEVC codec and keyword whitelist among many other options and enhancements.

The rest of the changelog for this update include;

System
-Optimized the touch and interaction experience
-Optimized the expanded screenshot user experience for some scenes
-Optimized the power consumption performance of the system, the battery life extended to be longer than ever
-Optimized the pocket mode to reduce mistouches
-Optimized the unlocking animation, making the unlock transition smoother
-Updated Android Security Patch to 2020.05
-Updated GMS package to 2020.03

Message
– Added the “Delete” button in the notification bar of incoming messages
-Added keyword whitelist option in SMS blocking settings, the messages with the specified keywords will not be blocked

Camera
– Newly added H.265 HEVC codec to reduce video storage size seamlessly, capture and shoot more without compromising on quality
– Optimized the click animation for the camera shutter, boosting the smoothness of the photo-taking experience
– Improved the shooting experience with the camera and improved stability

Network
– Improved the stability of communication
– Improved the performance and stability of Wi-Fi transfers
– Optimized network latency for online games and improved the smoothness

Game Space
– Added Epic Games in Game Space. With one-step installation, check out Fortnite and many other Epic Games, all from Game Space

Of course, as is the case with many other OnePlus updates, this is going to be a staged rollout and as such, it will be pushed out to eligible devices in phases. However, if you are not patient and would like to check out these features immediately, below is the download link to the OTA file.

  • Device: OnePlus 8
  • Codename: tiare
  • Channel: Global (India) Stable
  • Version: OnePlus8Oxygen_15.I.17_GLO_017_2005301406
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 0f537157a066763ef410345397edc1e5

For users of the OnePlus 8 Pro, the update is pretty similar and packs most of the same features that are coming to the OnePlus 8. That said, below is the detailed changelog for this update.

System
– Optimized the touch and interaction experience
– Optimized the expanded screenshot user experience for some scenes
– Optimized the power consumption performance of the system, battery life extended to be longer than ever
– Optimized the wireless charging stability, providing better user experience
– Optimized the pocket mode to reduce mistouches
– Optimized the unlocking animation, making the unlock transition smoother
– Updated Android Security Patch to 2020.05
– Updated GMS package to 2020.03

Message
– Added the “Delete” button in the notification bar of incoming messages
– Added keyword whitelist option in SMS blocking settings, the messages with the specified keywords will not be blocked

Camera
– Newly added H.265 HEVC codec to reduce video storage size seamlessly, capture and shoot more without compromising on quality
– Added auto ultra-wide-angle lens feature when shooting at close range to improve the picture quality of edges
– Optimized the click animation for camera shutter, boosting the smoothness of the photo-taking experience
– Improved the shooting experience with camera and improved stability

Network
– Improved the stability of communication
– Improved the performance and stability of Wi-Fi transfers
– Optimized network latency for online games and improved the smoothness

Game Space
– Added Epic Games in Game Space. With one-step installation, check out Fortnite and many other Epic Games, all from Game Space

Below is the download link to this update for your OnePlus 8 Pro.

  • Device: OnePlus 8 Pro
  • Channel: Global (India) Stable
  • Version: OnePlus8ProOxygen_15.I.19_GLO_019_2005301408
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: ae374c4bc048939413e589d974ec1908

It is strongly advised that you wait for your device to receive the OTA update and use that method to update as that minimizes chances of errors and possible blocked devices.

NOTE: We have these and many more OnePlus stories in our dedicated OnePlus section.

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