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OnePlus hints at an Always On Display and new case types for its upcoming flagships

OnePlus may also be working on cases in new materials. (Source: Twitter)
OnePlus may also be working on cases in new materials. (Source: Twitter)
An always-on display is often a sought-after software feature in Android phones. The increasingly popular OEM OnePlus has classically resisted this trend, offering a less consistent Ambient mode instead. However, it has announced that they are finally working on one for the future of its devices.
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Always On Display is a feature found in certain Android phones. It allows the user to set their device to show information such as the time and date as a lock-screen that is active all the time. Since its inclusion in Samsung's Galaxy S series, it has become linked with a high-end cachet of OS efficacy and efficiency.

This, in turn, has led to customer requests to replicate the same for other OEMs, OnePlus included. Today (March 27, 2020) the company has posted a tweet indicating that it is finally going to bow to these wishes: Always On Display is on the OxygenOS roadmap.

To date, it is not clear if the new feature's development will make it in time for the 8/8 Pro launch, currently projected to take place in April 2020. However, even if this does not happen, the 2 new phones will almost certainly be first in line for such an update, followed by others still in an active life-cycle (the 7T/7T Pro to perhaps the 5/5T).

In other OnePlus news, its CEO Pete Lau has also just taken to Twitter, bringing up the subject of its first-party cases. They have been sold in some innovative textures and materials in the past, Kevlar and Sandstone among them. Now, Lau hints that fans of this OEM should get ready for another, which may also debut at the upcoming launch event.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-03-27 (Update: 2020-03-27)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.