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OnePlus Introduces OxygenOS 13 with Aquamorphic Design, Smoother Experience, and Enhanced Features

Alongside OnePlus 10T, OnePlus has also introduced its latest OxygenOS 13 with enhanced features. The Open Beta for OxygenOS 13 will be available for download soon. The update will be rolled out to the newest OnePlus 10T 5G later this year and to OnePlus 10 Pro very soon.


To refresh the aesthetic of OxygenOS, OnePlus looked to the amorphous properties of water, hence the term “aqua.” Just like water, the design is soothing, natural, and versatile. The latter half of the word, “morphic” alludes to the high-tech sense of design, which is seen in its minimalist icons, animations, and a variety of forms and textures. 

OxygenOS 13 features soft and rounded edges across its design for a more comfortable viewing experience. Every detail in OxygenOS 13’s design has been created with purpose, making each element both useful and appealing to fit your needs. The colors of OxygenOS 13’s design will intelligently transition to match the time of day you are using your device – meaning the operating system will be brighter in the morning and take on a darker, calmer aesthetic after sunset.


OxygenOS 13 leverages the power of AI System Booste. With advanced, intelligent memory management systems, AI System Booster allows you to suspend more applications at once so you can quickly jump from one to another for a faster, smoother, and uninterrupted experience. 

Always-on Display (AOD) highlight contextual and relevant information without you having to switch on or unlock your device. OxygenOS 13 packs a wider selection of AODs that provide you with greater levels of customization, so you can decide what information you want to be easily accessible. OxygenOS 13’s AODs make it possible to navigate with ease while on the go. 


OxygenOS 13 optimizes user experience, customization, and connectivity. Key upgrades include improved ease of use with features called Smart Launcher and Sidebar Toolbox, leveled-up gaming with HyperBoost, elevated audio with Spatial Audio, Dolby Atmos, Fast Pair, and Audio Switch, and sharing options with Nearby Share and App Streaming. 

Smart Launcher 

Smart Launcher lets you access applications from folders faster by making folders and their contents larger on your home screen. Applications within a folder can be tapped and opened without having to open the folder itself for a faster and more seamless experience. Smart Launcher also lets you quickly and easily add widgets for your favorite applications to take advantage of their functionality from your home screen. 

Sidebar Toolbox 

Sidebar Toolbox makes it easier for you to do everything on your device with one hand. This practical function comes with easy access to all apps and lets you customize which applications are featured within it. 

HyperBoost Gaming Engine 

OxygenOS 13 empowers the gaming capabilities of OnePlus devices with support for the HyperBoost Gaming Engine that powers a series of features designed to deliver a smoother and more stable gaming experience when playing supported titles. These features improve gaming performance, like reducing frame rate fluctuation and improving a device’s touch response rate so you have the best chance of coming out on top. 

Spatial Audio & Dolby Atmos 

OxygenOS 13 supports Spatial Audio to bring you cinema-quality sound. With Spatial Audio, you can adjust the direction of sound in different applications for the best experience. In addition, Dolby Atmos is supported by OxygenOS 13 which offers a broader sound field and more accurate spatial perception of sound.

Fast Pair  

Fast Pair allows you to seamlessly connect your device with supported wireless earbuds and headphones, smart TVs, and more in a matter of seconds.

Audio Switch 

With Audio Switch, you can easily switch from one audio device to another, or vice versa.

Nearby Share and App Streaming 

By logging into just one Google account, the Nearby Share feature lets you transfer content from Android and Windows devices with greater ease and speed, for seamless content sharing. And, with a function called App Streaming, smartphones can cast their screen’s content to other nearby ChromeOS devices for improved shareability.  


OxygenOS 13 upholds data privacy and security to the utmost degree by providing you with greater control over what you are sharing and with which applications. OxygenOS 13 will automatically warn of risky applications and downloads for improved safety. Moreover, the new operating system keeps your location secure, even when connecting to a public Wi-Fi network.

Private Safe 2.0 

An enhanced version of the Private Safe makes its debut in OxygenOS 13 that secures data, documents, and media files in a virtual safe so they cannot be accessed by other applications. 


Soon: OnePlus 10 Pro  

Later this year: OnePlus 10T 

Devices that will update to OxygenOS 13: 

Flagship product line: OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus 8T, OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus 9R, OnePlus 9RT, OnePlus 10 Pro, OnePlus 10R, OnePlus 10T  

Nord product line: OnePlus Nord 2, OnePlus Nord 2T, OnePlus Nord CE, OnePlus Nord CE 2, OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite.


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