16 May 2019
OnePlus 7 Pro, apart from its impressive display, also brings in some wonderful surprises for its buyers. With new hardware comes in some new customizations on software as well and that’s how the device takes the advantage of. OnePlus added three new functions to its OxygenOS, these are Screen recorder, Zen Mode and Nightscape 2.0. Now, according to a report from Android Authority, at least one of them is also coming to the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T phones.
It’s the Zen Mode that is coming to the OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 6 devices and the company has told the publication that the phones will receive it via a software update. This is one feature that aims to put users’ health first just like Google’s Digital Wellbeing. The Zen Mode takes the devices in a state where almost nothing is operable. The Zen Mode lasts for 20 minutes and it can’t be canceled once started. It temporarily mutes the incoming notifications, but you can receive phone calls and make emergency calls. During this period, all apps get locked except for the camera (well, take as many selfies as you want).
The literal meaning of Zen is the state of being relaxed and not worrying about the things happening around you. Call it meditation and that’s what this mode intends to do. It pulls you out from the excessive use of your mobile phone and takes you to the outer world to find peace.
Zen Mode stays ON even if you restart the device. It features a clock that counts down the 20 minutes and, once it reaches zero, the phone becomes ready to use again and you can play around with your apps once again.
There is no word on when exactly the users with OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T can expect to see Zen Mode on their smartphones. The company has just said that it is coming in a “future update.”
While the OnePlus 6/6T get this interesting feature, they don’t receive the Nightscape 2.0 that helps in taking brighter pictures in darker environments.
OnePlus has reportedly also confirmed to Android Authority that Nightscape 2.0 camera mode from the OnePlus 7 Pro won’t be reaching any of the company’s older phones. According to the company, the feature requires newer hardware.