OnePlus 3 gets Panic Button as required by Indian Govt, No Android 7.0 Nougat Update

by Teja Chedalla 6

The OnePlus 3 Smartphone has received a small sized firmware update but with a long change log that primarily includes the Panic Button feature that the Indian Government has made mandatory in 2017. Apart from this, there are other updates like a new 1080P Video recording at 60fps. If you are using Snapchat then you might see that the experience has now been optimized that was earlier very laggy along with fixed video calling & scrolling lags.

Following are the screenshots of this new update that can give you an idea which is sized 34 MB. The version number is OnePlus3Oxygen_16_161182000 System Update.

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Earlier Nov 11: OnePlus had launched the OnePlus 3 smartphone in June this year. It is one of the most popular flagship smartphones that are launched in 2016. The device is priced at just $399 and comes with a premium metal body with top-notch specifications. Now the company has confirmed to release the Android 7.0 Nougat update by the end of 2016. On November 15th, the company will be launching a new smartphone called OnePlus 3T. It is an upgraded variant to the OnePlus 3 and is expected to company with the similar design as its predecessor. With the Nougat update, we will be seeing side-by-side multitasking which many Chinese companies already offer with their custom ROM.

The early beta update will be available by the end of this month, and the public release will be sent via OTA update only in December. Earlier, the company used to release the Oxygen OS for the international variants and the Hydrogen OS for the Chinese variants. Recently, the OnePlus is said to merge both these OS for fastening the new developments and software updates. While the LG V20 was launched with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, LG is yet to release the Nougat update for other smartphones. Meanwhile, Samsung is currently testing the beta build of the Nougat update for Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge smartphones.

Talking about the OnePlus 3, it came with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS out of the box. Though the device offers stock Android experience, we can find little difference between the Vanilla flavored Android and Oxygen OS. It sports 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor coupled withAdreno 530 GPU & 6GB RAM. It is the only smartphone with 6GB RAM to be sold in global markets. Even though it sports 6GB of RAM, it never uses upto its full potential as the RAM management is limited in return to get better battery life.

There is 64GB fo onboard storage and lacks MicroSD card slot for storage expansion. It also includes 16MP rear camera, an 8MP front camera, and a 3,000mAh battery. The Dash Charge fast charging technology gives 60% of battery life in just 30 minutes. Now with the OnePlus 3T smartphone, the 2.15GHz Snapdragon 820 SoC will be replaced with the upgraded Snapdragon 821 SoC clocked at 2.35GHz. The physical home button on the front with integrated fingerprint sensor will be continued on to the OnePlus 3T. Though OnePlus 3 will get Android 7.0 Nougat update in December, the upcoming smartphone is expected to run on latest Android OS out of the box.

The battery capacity will be bumped from 3,000mAh to 3,300mAh capacity. The Dash Charge and Optic AMOLED might see minor upgrades. Based on the rumors, the device is expected to be priced around $480 price range. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for official details as the launch event is less than a week away.

Teja Chedalla

A Mechanical Engineer who loves cricket and is passionate about traveling. Here at PhoneRadar, he covers exclusive news around gadgets & technology by digging deep into the Internet. You can connect with him on all the social platforms @t4teja.

  • Prashanth

    Nice! Oneplus is good at giving regular updates.

  • Arpit Porwal

    Good to see that this time they are providing the update very soon, as I remember One Plus 2 got MM update in June or July only. It’s never late to start working on your weaknesses. Xiaomi should also learn from them.

  • Good for OnePlus3 users.. Perfect timing just after the launch of OP3T!

  • Robin Ghai

    Any update on OnePlus 2?

  • They’re not releasing the updates for both OP3 & 3T simultaneously??

  • Vishal Giri

    Glad they send the Panic Button update coz it’s going to be official in 2017 in India!!