Update, May 1, 2020 (11:32 AM ET): According to a new update from OnePlus, beta testing for its always-on display functionality could start as early as August 2020. The company says that internal testing is expected to wrap up sometime in June.
Itâ€™s still not clear which phones would get an always-on display whenever it does land, but at least OnePlus fans can get excited for more news coming on this much-requested feature.
Original article, March 27, 2020 (11:00 AM ET): Although OnePlusâ€™ Oxygen OS is incredibly popular and usually cited as one of the main reasons fans stick with the brand, it is missing one integral feature: an always-on display option. Today, though, the company finally committed to delivering a OnePlus always-on display at some point in the future.
The company announced the commitment on Twitter, along with a cute video that shows how much fans have wanted this feature.
Check out the tweet below and visit Twitter itself to see the video:
The top IDEA is Always-On Display. We hear you, and our OS Product team has replied: itâ€™s on our roadmap.
â€” OnePlus (@oneplus) March 27, 2020
Unfortunately, the commitment of delivering a OnePlus always-on display is all we have at the moment. The company didnâ€™t divulge when we would see it or which of its phones would eventually get it.
As far as we can tell though, thereâ€™s no technical reason why every active OnePlus phone couldnâ€™t get an always-on display option. All it would take is a software update that effectively turns the feature on. With that in mind, itâ€™s very possible that the future OnePlus always-on display could land on not only new phones â€” such as the upcoming OnePlus 8 series â€” but older phones, too.
However, thatâ€™s all speculation at this point. All we know for certain now is that OnePlus will deliver an AOD to some of its phones â€” eventually.
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