OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro are getting the OxygenOS 126.96.36.199 update that brings system-level optimisations as well as some tweaks to the Dark Mode and the camera app. This is the second major update since the India launch of the handsets on March 23. It is not known whether the latest updates are being rolled out only in India, or in other regions (Europe and North America) as well. The phones come equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoCs, and run on Android 11 with OxygenOS on top.
As per the changelog on the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro review devices with Gadgets 360, the over-the-air (OTA) update is available as OxygenOS 188.8.131.52.LE25DA for OnePlus 9, and as OxygenOS 184.108.40.206.LE15DA for OnePlus 9 Pro in India. The updates on both OnePlus phones are 377MB in size and bring the same changes. Some of these changes were mentioned in the previous update as well.
The update for OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro improves system stability and brings the March 2021 Android security patch. The Google Mobile Services (GMS) pack has also been updated. As per the changelog, the update optimises the charging stability, WhatsApp video clarity during video calls, and vibrating performance of games such as Call of Duty: Mobile and PUBG Mobile.
Dark Mode tweaks OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro include fixing an issue in which the navigation bar of split-screen apps did not adapt to Dark Mode. Camera-related updates include improving the rear camera’s sharpness and white balance as well as zoom performance. The white balance of the front camera has also been improved.
Launched on March 23, OnePlus 9 Pro is available for purchase via the company’s official online store. OnePlus 9 will be available for orders from April 14. The OnePlus 9 series in India also includes OnePlus 9R that will become available for pre-orders later this month.
Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast, has a double bill this week: the OnePlus 9 series, and Justice League Snyder Cut (starting at 25:32). Orbital is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts.