OnePlus introduced three smartphones under its OnePlus 9 series rather than the usual two. Besides the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, the company also introduced the OnePlus 9R that works like a ” cost-effective” flagship. The device is available only in India and instead of the Snapdragon 888 brings the Snapdragon 870. The SD870, for those unaware, is a Snapdragon 865 on steroids offering basically the same level of performance as the 2020 flagships. The devices came with OxygenOS 11-based Android 11 straight out of the box. However, the software wasn’t really finished, so the company rolled out incremental upgrades to improve the experience.
A couple of weeks ago, OnePlus rolled out the OxygenOS 18.104.22.168 update for the OnePlus 9R bringing several bug fixes and improvements. Now, OnePlus has started rolling out another update for the OnePlus 9R. The latest update for the handset bears OxygenOS 22.214.171.124 serial and brings the May 2021 Android security patch with it. The update also includes many bug fixes and improvements to further enhance the experience with this cost-effective flagship.
OxygenOS 126.96.36.199 brings many improvements for the OnePlus 9R
As aforementioned, the new update brings the updated May 2021 security patch enhancing privacy and fixing issues on Android’s core. Apart from this, the update brings a fix for certain UI issues presented while using Freeform Windows. The update also comes to fix abnormal silent notification issue which users encountered after muting the media volume.
OnePlus also improved the picture preview smoothness for the Gallery application. The update also fixes an issue that users faced while shooting images with nightscape mode. The camera is more stable after this update and the shooting performance has been improved. Last but not least, the update also fixes an issue that newly saved notes couldn’t be synced to the Shelf in time.
As usual with these updates, the OxygenOS 188.8.131.52 update is rolling out gradually. It may take a couple of days to reach all eligible units of the OnePlus 9R. The firmware is pushed randomly to a limited amount of users. If no critical bug appears in the next few days, then the company will initiate a wider rollout.
OnePlus 9R specs recap
The OnePlus 9R boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC that runs with up to 12GB of RAM. The handset flaunts a 6.55-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. There is a Quad-Camera setup led by a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor. The device draws power from a 4,500mAh battery that charges via its USB Type-C port with up to 65W. For now, its availability is limited to the Indian and Chinese markets.