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Original story (published on December 17, 2020) follows:

It won’t be until spring 2021 that we get to see the OnePlus 9, the first successor to the OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8T handsets released in 2020.

But as usual, leaks of what to expect when OnePlus unveils its 2021 flagship are already doing rounds, giving up pretty much all the basic stuff such as design, specs, and even the software version.

As per reports published by Phone Arena, the OnePlus 9 will stick to the OnePlus 8T flat screen design instead of the OnePlus 8 Pro curved edges.

OnePlus 9 5G

With the Snapdragon 888 SoC on board, you can for sure expect OnePlus 9 to support 5G. The device will also come pre-installed with OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11, perhaps with a few touches here and there.

Indeed, it looks like a promising device, you know, just like any other OnePlus device pre-launch. But until it gets here, there is the OnePlus 8T that still needs the company’s attention, which is in plenty.

Since launch, the device has picked up several software updates and while the most recent OxygenOS 11 update came out past mid-November, there were no changes to the security patch level.

This, however, is about to change in the coming days, at least if the latest developments in China are anything to go by. Back at home, OnePlus is seeding a new HydrogenOS 11 update to the 8T.

OnePlus 8T

As per the release notes, the firmware not only brings the slightly older November security update for OnePlus 8T users, but it also tags along a bunch of bug-fixes, optimizations and performance improvements.

Below is a summary of the changes the 8T is receiving in China – changes that are also expected to find their way to the OxygenOS variant sooner than later.

• Optimize the operating experience of full-screen gestures
• Improve the success rate of fingerprint unlocking and unlock faster
• Added the function of height adjustment at the bottom of the keyboard, which supports raising or hiding the shortcut operation bar at the bottom, bringing a better input experience (path: Settings > System > Voice and Input Method > You can choose from the height adjustment of the bottom of the keyboard)

• Improve the situation where the King of Glory is less likely to be broken, and enhance the play experience
• Fixed an issue where some photos could not be viewed after dual opening on WeChat was enabled
• Fix the problem that the built-in browser may not be downloaded
• Update Android security patch to 2020.11

• Optimize camera night shooting, improve imaging effect

• Fix the problem that some photos with low probability are not displayed in the gallery

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• Fix the problem of Wi-Fi connection failure under certain circumstances
• Improve the stability of communication functions

There is no known date that the global OnePlus 8T will receive this same November security update, but with the software now live in China, it is only a matter of time.

As usual, we will keep an eye on this story and let you know when a newer OxygenOS 11 update hits your device. Hopefully, the update will address some of the annoying bugs and issues 8T users are facing.

Update (December 30)

10.20 am (IST): Users of the OnePlus 8T in India are receiving the November Security patch as software update number Below is the update’s changelog.


• Optimized the experience of full-screen gestures
• Increased fingerprint unlock success rates for faster unlock speed
• Newly added keyboard height adjustment where you can raise or hide the bottom shortcut bar for a better input experience (Go to Settings-System-Language & input-Keyboard height adjustment)
• Updated Android security patch to 2020.11


• Optimized the image quality on nightscape


• Fixed a small probability issue that photos don’t display in the Gallery


• Fixed the issue that the WiFi connection failed in a specific situation

• Improved the stability of communication

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