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OnePlus 3 receives OxygenOS 3.5.5 Beta 7 update

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OnePlus has released another beta build for its OnePlus 3 handset today, but unfortunately there’s still no sign of Android 7.0 Nougat. Those eagerly awaiting that update should remain optimistic though, as it is reported to land before the end of the year. Instead, the handset is being updated to OxygenOS 3.5.5 Beta 7 today, and this upgrade packs in a small selection of notable new features and improvements for owners.

The update only weighs in at 59MB, so there’s no major overhaul expected here. However, the 3.5.5 Beta 7 update does include an entirely new audio tuner. This feature can be found under Settings > Sound > Audio. There’s also a background app freezing mechanism that should help to prolong battery life, along with tweaks to the UI’s clock and accent color.

OnePlus 3 receives OxygenOS 3.5.5 Beta 7 update

As you would expect, there is also a selection of bug fixes included in this update too. The black screen issue that has been plaguing some gamers upon closing a title has been fixed, launcher related crashes should now be a thing of the past, and the update boasts an overall improvement to system stability. OnePlus 3 owners will also find that Android’s October security patch has been included in this update, so the phone is secure from the latest OS exploits.

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OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will both get Nougat next month

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As a beta update, this OTA will only roll out to those who have already enrolled into the beta branch, which you can still do if you want to be on the cutting edge of OnePlus 3 software. Don’t fret if you haven’t spotted the notification yet, OnePlus says that it will take a few days for the update to hit everyone around the globe.

OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will both get Nougat next month

Following the confirmation that the OnePlus 3 has reached end-of-life status in the EU and U.S., OnePlus has also confirmed to Android Authority that both devices will share an update schedule going forward. Perhaps rather obviously, the company considers them “two versions of the same phone” so any fears of future software support for the OnePlus 3 being dropped can be forgotten.

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Download the OnePlus 3T wallpapers from the artist who designed them

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According to OnePlus, both the OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3 will receive the Android Nougat update by the end of the year. As you likely recall, the OnePlus 3 will be receiving a beta version of Nougat this month; it is currently unclear if the OnePlus 3T will also receive that beta. (We will update this article if OnePlus clarifies that point.)

The OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will share an update schedule going forward. However, it is not yet clear if the Nougat beta will also arrive for the OnePlus 3T this month.

Meanwhile, the OnePlus 3’s demise in Europe and America does open up a few possibilities for the future. For starters, it seems very likely that a six-month OnePlus flagship life cycle may now be the norm. Some of us also suspect that the OnePlus 3T price hike is not just about increased component costs but rather a clever way to slide in a general price increase.

Had the OnePlus 3T not appeared, the OnePlus 4 would have been expected to deliver the same specs (if not better) at the same $400 price point. Coming as the OnePlus 3T did so close after the OnePlus 3 – which obviously won’t be getting a price reduction – the OnePlus 3T “justifies” an increased price compared to the OnePlus 3, because how could they price it the same?

The OnePlus 3T “justifies” an increased price compared to the OnePlus 3 where the OnePlus 4 might not.

It’s important to note that increased component costs are already being predicted well into next year. Whether this means we’ll see an even more expensive OnePlus 4 next year we’ll just have to wait and see.

But it certainly seems like the days of OnePlus being the company that delivers top shelf specs at rock bottom prices are well and truly on the way out. If the OnePlus 4 arrives at close to the $500 mark, the “OnePlus bracket” will need redefining once again.

Are you happy to know the OnePlus 3 will continue getting updated? Do you think the OnePlus 4 will be more expensive again?

OnePlus 3 sales officially discontinued in the US and Europe

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Yesterday OnePlus announced a souped up version of its flagship, dubbed the OnePlus 3T. At the time of announcement, it was unclear if the original OnePlus 3 would co-exist with the new model or not. After reaching out to OnePlus directly, we can now confirm that the handset maker has officially discontinued sales of its OnePlus 3 smartphone in the US and Europe with no plans to bring it back.

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OnePlus 3T announced: Snapdragon 821, 3400mAh battery, 16MP rear and front cameras

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The smartphone first launched in June, but this week the OnePlus 3 went out of stock at the company’s website. Despite other online reports that claimed it would be restocked soon, the company now says that it will not be selling the phone anymore in the US and Europe, in favor of the new OnePlus 3T.  That phone, which includes features like a faster processor, a 16MP front facing camera and a larger battery than the OnePlus 3, will officially go on sale on November 22. The Gunmetal color version will launch first, with pricing at USD $439 for the 64GB model and USD $479 for the 128GB version. A Soft Gold edition of the phone will go on sale in the near future.

Are you disappointed that OnePlus has made the decision to no longer sell the (cheaper) OnePlus 3 in favor of the OnePlus 3T? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.