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OnePlus 7 Zen Mode to come to OnePlus 6, 6T

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OnePlus’s new addition to its OxygenOS 9.5 update is Zen Mode. The feature was introduced to the new OnePlus 7 flagships at the time of its launch and it is aimed at encouraging users to keep their phone aside for a set period.

OnePlus told Indian Express that the Zen Mode would be coming to the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T in an upcoming firmware update, although the company didn’t give an exact date.

The Zen Mode essentially locks a smartphone for 20 minutes and there absolutely no way to unlock it, even after restarting the phone. The only things a user can do while the Zen Mode is active are making emergency calls and attend to incoming calls. OnePlus, however, was considerate enough to let users let click photos “just in case something awesome happens and you don’t want to miss it” according to Carl Pei.

You can turn on the Zen Mode from the notifications drop down. A Zen Mode button is present as one of the quick setting buttons..

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Another hot feature in the OxygenOS 9.5, however, wouldn’t make it to the OnePlus 6 and 6T—Nightscape 2.0.

Nightscape mode was initially introduced to the OnePlus 6T to improve its low light performance. OnePlus 6 also got the update, since the two smartphones share the same camera hardware. It was introduced as several OnePlus users complained about the lacklustre camera performance of the OnePlus 6, especially in low light.

The OnePlus 7 Pro went on its first sale on 17 May. Only the OnePlus 7 Pro in its 6GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB variants in the Mirror Grey trim was available during the first sale. The two variants cost 48,999 and 52,999 respectively.

OnePlus 7 Pro’s Nebula Blue trim in 8GB/256GB and 12GB/256GB storage variants would be made available on 28 May. These two variants are priced at 52,999 and 57,999 respectively. The Almond trim would go on sale along with the OnePlus 7 in June.

Source: Livemint