OnePlus 6T to come with "whole new UI" and improved navigation gestures

Joanna Estrada
October 16, 2018

Summing up the software on the upcoming OnePlus flagship, the company says the new OxygenOS version provides "fast, smooth, and burden-less experience with no gimmicks". For those unaware, OxygenOS is the custom Android skin of OnePlus which is very much close to stock Android. He didn't reveal what exactly will be new with the UI, and only said that the you will have to "experience for yourself to really understand" it. Szymon also said that the company has worked on improving the camera "behind the scenes", so we can expect the 6T to take better pictures than the 6. Szymon Kopec, Product Manager at OnePlus, and User Experience Lead Crayon Hsieh talk about what's new for OxygenOS.

The next OnePlus flagship smartphone will come with an improved gesture-based navigation compared to what is now available on the OnePlus 6. OnePlus says that it's making navigation gestures smoother overall, like when you swipe up in an app, the application window will follow your finger for a more natural experience. A quick flick from the bottom of the display to the right will let them switch between apps, and holding the power button for half a second will fire up Google Assistant.

The changes will be in the form of gestures as well as a whole new UI. Another thing users couldn't do with Gestures in version 1 was quickly accessing Google Assistant. Given my experiences-the camera is the OnePlus 6's main weakness compared to other modern smartphone flagships-I'm hoping he means both. In terms of performance, OxygenOS will get an AI-based algorithm to minimise background apps when the phone is not in use. And one among the most talked-about and awaited features of the device is its in-display fingerprint sensor. If the past is any indication, it should be a standout in a crowded field of excellent smartphones.

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