Chinese mobile startup OnePlus is now releasing an update to its OnePlus 2 smartphones, which will bring the new OxygenOS version 3.5.5 to OnePlus 2 devices. As a significant update, OxygenOS 3.5.5 finally offers the VoLTE support for select carriers, however forgoing the anticipated Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade. OnePlus says that the OxygenOS 3.5.5 rollout is occurring in a phased manner, and will reach only a small proportion of users initially, although a broader rollout is expected in coming days.
With OxygenOS 3.5.5, OnePlus 2 users will be able to make VoLTE calls for some carriers only. The company, however, doesn’t list the carrier names – notably though, the VoLTE enabling update for the OnePlus 2 was announced by OnePlus India in September, with specific reference to enabling the feature for Reliance Jio networks.
Apart from the VoLTE support, the update brings minor updates and redesign to the interface. New features includes App Lock, Battery Saving Mode, Gaming Mode, new Alert Slider options, and a new Volume Adjustment Bar. There are also some bug fixes and shelf optimisations that have been addressed with this update. This OxygenOS 3.5.5 update doesn’t bring the much-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat to OnePlus 2 devices. The Android security patch level has been updated to December 1 with this build.
If you’re going to update your OnePlus 2, you need to keep in mind that this update will replace your Clock, Calculator and Messages app to the stock OnePlus apps if you never updated their corresponding Google apps. You can choose to download them later if you like Google’s stock apps. Apart from that, a lot of configurations will be reset after the update like the device name, ringtones, accent colours, and the battery bar indicator.
Besides, OnePlus is also gathering feedback from OnePlus 2 users after they update their smartphones to OxygenOS 3.5.5. On its forum, OnePlus has given some useful links as well if you somehow want to downgrade your OnePlus 2 firmware to OxygenOS 3.10. As we mentioned that the update is rolling out in a phased manner, so OnePlus 2 users who have not received any update notifications yet, should receive the OTA update notification in a next few days.
Zen Mobile on Tuesday launched the Cinemax Click in India, a 4G VoLTE-capable smartphone priced at Rs. 6,190. The company says the smartphone will be available with online and offline retailers, and comes bundled with a Reliance Jio SIM with access to the Jio Happy New Year Offer. Zen Mobile is also bundling a protection kit and one-time screen replacement within the first six months.
The dual-SIM Zen Cinemax Click runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and sports a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) OnCell display. The smartphone is powered by a 64-bit 1.3GHz quad-core processor (unspecified) coupled with 1GB of RAM. As for optics, the smartphone bears an 8-megapixel rear autofocus camera with flash, apart from a 5-megapixel front-camera.
The Cinemax Click comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB) and features regular connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth, apart from 4G VoLTE support. The smartphone is powered by a 2700mAh battery that’s rated to deliver up to 30 hours of standby time. Other features of the Zen Cinemax Click include the Swalekh multi-lingual keyboard with support for for 20 regional languages, including Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. The smartphone comes preloaded with Saavn, Zen AppCloud, and Zen Game Store apps, and the company is also touting a mobile tracking and special screenshot features for users.
Announcing the launch, Sanjay Kalirona, CEO, Zen Mobile, said, “The launch of Cinemax Click further strengthens our 4G VoLTE portfolio in India. At Zen Mobile, we are constantly working towards offering consumers with feature rich, value for money smartphones, while at the same time helping them live a seamless digital life. Cinemax Click will be available to customers with Jio 4G Happy New Year offer and esp. launch benefits of free protection gear and one time screen replacement in case of any breakage during first 6 months. We will continue to focus on our presence in Tier II and Tier III cities in India to help every Indian embrace the Digital movement.”