Everything you need to know

(Pocket Ribbon) – OnePlus announced the OnePlus 10T at an event in New York, featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, coupled with 150W charging and very good value for money.

The company also announced OxygenOS 13 at the event, the software of which will be released later this year.

Here’s everything you need to know about the OxygenOS 13 software, including what devices it’s for and what features it offers.

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OxygenOS 13 release date: when will the software launch?

OnePlus has not given a definitive timeline for when we can expect the OxygenOS 13 software.

It is said to be coming to the OnePlus 10 Pro “soon”. OnePlus then announced that it would be coming to the OnePlus 10T “later this year”. It is therefore believed to arrive before the end of 2022, although some devices may not get it until 2023.

What devices will OnePlus OxygenOS 13 arrive on?

OxygenOS 13 is coming to the following OnePlus devices:

  • OnePlus 8
  • OnePlus 8 Pro
  • OnePlus 8T
  • OnePlus 9
  • OnePlus 9 Pro
  • OnePlus 9R
  • OnePlus 9RT
  • OnePlus 10 Pro
  • OnePlus 10R
  • OnePlus 10T
  • OnePlus North 2
  • OnePlus North 2T
  • OnePlus NordCE
  • OnePlus North CE 2
  • OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite

What features will OxygenOS 13 bring?

OxygenOS is said to be designed with what the company calls an “Aquamorphic Design”, offering a fluid and versatile look with minimalistic icons and animations.



A number of features are introduced with the software. Here’s an overview of the features in OxygenOS 13 and what they mean.

More screens always on

OxygenOS 13 will offer a wider variety of always-on screens (AOD), with a wider range of customizations, giving you more options for deciding what to display on your screen without having to turn on and switch on your device. unlock.

OnePlus works with Spotify so you can play your commute playlist or morning soundtrack with just a few taps. There is also a smart display that makes the song title, artist and album instantly available on the screen.

In addition, there is a Canvas AOD that allows you to “draw the outline of a photographed portrait with different strokes”, while Bitmoji AOD “displays a vivid graphic version of yourself and your real-life behavior, mirroring the real and real-time situations.”

Meanwhile, Insights AOD displays a ribbon that measures how much time you spend unlocking your phone.

Zen fashion

Zen Mode is retained in OxygenOS 13, encouraging you to take breaks. The customizable feature lets you set a specific amount of time when you won’t be disturbed by notifications, white noise, and other distractions. You can also set specific themes and sounds to match.

smart launcher

Smart Launcher expands folders and their contents on your home screen, giving you easier access. You can tap and open apps in a folder without opening the folder itself.

You can also add widgets for your favorite apps to enjoy from your home screen.

Tool box on the side

The Sidebar Toolbox is a handy feature that provides easy access to all applications. You can also customize the recommended apps so that you can make them work for you.

HyperBoost game engine

The HyperBoost game engine is designed to provide a smoother and more stable gaming experience when playing supported titles.

This feature makes adjustments to improve game performance, such as reducing frame rate fluctuations and improving a device’s touch response.

Spatial audio and Dolby Atmos

OxygenOS 13 supports Spatial Audio, so you can adjust the direction of the sound in different apps for the best experience.

The software also includes support for Dolby Atmos, which provides a wider sound field and more accurate spatial perception of sound.

Quick pairing

OxygenOS 13 features Fast Pair, so you can quickly connect to supported wireless headphones and earphones, smart TVs and more in seconds.

audio switch

The Audio Switch function allows you to easily switch between audio devices or vice versa.

Close sharing and application casting

After signing in to a Google account, use Nearby Sharing with OxygenOS 13 to quickly transfer content from Android and Windows devices.

There is also a feature called App Streaming that allows you to stream content from your smartphone screen to other ChromeOS devices nearby.

Better security

OxygenOS 13 also provides enhanced security. This means that you are automatically notified of risky apps and downloads. Plus, OxygenOS 13 keeps your location safe, even when you’re connected to public Wi-Fi.

There’s also Private Safe 2.0 on board, an enhanced version of Private Safe, which secures data, documents, and media files in a virtual vault, so they can’t be accessed by other apps.

Written by Britta O’Boyle.

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