OnePlus 9R is receiving an OxygenOS update that brings a hotfix for a battery drain issue introduced by the previous update. The last OxygenOS update for the cheapest smartphone in the OnePlus 9 series was causing abnormal battery discharge for the smartphone. The OnePlus 9R OxygenOS 126.96.36.199 update was released in India last month and came bundled with the May 2021 Android security patch along with camera, gallery, and system improvements. OnePlus also recently updated the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro with the May 2021 security patch via OxygenOS 188.8.131.52 update.
OnePlus 9R changelog
Announcing the hotfix through a post on its Community forum, OnePlus said that it has fixed the abnormal battery drainage issue caused by OnePlus 9R’s previous update. The new OxygenOS 184.108.40.206 update details that smartphone will now have reduced power consumption in specific scenarios. The changelog also mentions fixes for ‘known issues for a better experience’.
The hotfix update for OnePlus 9R concerns users who updated their devices to OxygenOS 220.127.116.11 last month. Although you will receive a notification when the update arrives for your device, you can manually update eligible handsets by heading to Settings > System > System Updates > Download and install. The update isn’t bundled with any Android security patch and is 106MB in size, as per a post by a user on the community forum. As usual, the update for OnePlus 9R will be rolled out in an incremental fashion starting with a limited number of users and will have a broader rollout soon.
OnePlus 9R specifications
OnePlus 9R, launched in March 2021, runs OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11. The smartphone sports a 6.5-inch full-HD+ OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It is powered by a Snapdragon 870 chipset paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage.
The quad rear camera on the OnePlus 9R is headlined by 48-megapixel primary sensor. Other sensors include a 16-megapixel wide-angle sensor, a 5-megapixel macro sensor, and a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor. Selfies and video calls are handled by a 16-megapixel sensor. The smartphone packs a 4,500mAh battery that supports Warp Charge 65 fast charging.
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