OxygenOS 5.1.9 OTA update for OnePlus 6 brings camera improvements, Google Lens integration and more

By Shubham Sharma | Published on 18 Jul 2018
OxygenOS 5.1.9 OTA update for OnePlus 6 brings camera improvements, Google Lens integration and more

The new update to the OnePlus 6 is being rolled out in phases and users can head over to System Updates in Settings to check whether their unit has received the update or not.


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OnePlus is now rolling out the OxygenOS 5.1.9 update for the OnePlus 6 and the new patch brings some optimisations and new features for the device’s camera. As per the changelog, the new software brings improvements not only to OnePlus 6’s Camera, but also to the System, and Wireless & Networks. A new functionality has been added to Messages as well. The patch is an Over-The-Air (OTA) incremental update, which will currently be seeded to a small percentage to users and rolled out broadly in a few days. 

Starting with the camera optimisations, OnePlus says that the latest OxygenOS 5.1.9 patch will improve image quality on photos taken using the OnePlus 6. The company has always lagged behind its competitors when it comes to camera quality, but in terms of optics, the OnePlus 6 is considered better than its predecessors. In addition, the smartphone gets Google Lens integration with the update. Google Lens will be accessible from within the default camera app on the OnePlus 6 updated with OxygenOS 5.1.9. Using the feature, one can figure out what’s in the image and find out more information on the objects in the frame. Google Lens uses machine learning for this and users can also use the camera to scan QR codes. OnePlus has also added a beauty mode in the Selfie Portrait camera section. 

With the new OTA, OnePlus 6’s Android Security patch will be updated to July 2018. It brings general bug fixes and improvements, and the issue of accidental touches triggering gestures has also been fixed. The Wi-Fi connection has been optimised for improved stability and the patch fixes unstable Bluetooth connection issue when pairing the handset with cars. Group MMS feature has been added to Messages. 

OnePlus will also add native Google Lens feature on its last year flagships, the OnePlus 5 and 5T. With the latest Open Beta 14 for the OnePlus 5 and Open Beta 12 for the OnePlus 5T, the smartphones can now access Google Lens from within the default camera app. The smartphone manufacturer is also bringing some camera improvements to reduce the “oil painting effect” in photos captured using the smartphones. There have been frequent complaints from OnePlus users, who say that the device’s camera captured softer images which resembled oil paintings. While some may like the artistic images that are produced due to the issue, it is a hindrance for those who want to capture true-to-life images. You can read more about it here

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