Some months back, Chinese smartphone brand announced that would roll out the Android Pie update to OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones, users were delighted. The two smartphones were initially launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and then got an update to Android Nougat and most recently, to Android Oreo. Most smartphone companies roll out two major OS updates to their devices. This is the reason that OnePlus rolling out the Android Pie update to OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T came as a big surprise for everyone.
And now, it seems like the update will be getting rolled out to OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T soon as the smartphones have been spotted on Geekbench running Android Pie. While OnePlus 3T was benchmarked on December 27, OnePlus 3 got benchmarked on January 3.
Prior to this, OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T got the OxygenOS 5.0.8 update based on Android 8.0 Oreo. After that, and Android 8.1 based update was supposed to roll out but the company cancelled that in favour of Android Pie update. Now that the Android Pie update seems like it will roll out soon, it is also likely to get a new security patch to the smartphones.
To recall the specifications of OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones, the handsets come with a 5.5 inch 1920 x 1080 display along with a fingerprint scanner on the front panel. Both the smartphones also have an identical 16MP primary camera. While OnePlus 3 is powered by the Snapdragon 820 processor, OnePlus 3T comes with Snapdragon 821 SoC. The front cameras of the two devices are also different. The OnePlus 6 houses an 8MP selfie camera and the OnePlus 3T has a 16MP front shooter. The battery capacities of OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T are not the same either. While OnePlus 3 houses a 3,000mAh battery, OnePlus 3T packs a bigger 3,400mAh battery.
The update, like all other updates from OnePlus, is expected to roll out in a phased manner to the smartphones‘ users. However, even before that, it will be tested in beta for a few weeks with select users. But as of now, there is no word on when that will happen.