OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro update brings Canvas feature for always-on display

The OnePlus 8T may be getting a lot of attention lately because it’s OnePlus’s latest piece of smartphone kit, but the company is now showing some love to the OnePlus 8 series that launched earlier this year.

The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro are receiving an update to OxygenOS This update includes the October 2020 Android security patches, optimizes the phones’ adaptive brightness algorithm, and optimizes their Wi-Fi connection for improved connectivity.

One of the big features of this new update is a Canvas feature for the always-on display that’ll automatically draw a wireframe picture based on your phone’s lock screen photo. After updating, just go to Settings > “Customization” > “Wallpaper” > “Canvas” > “Choose photo preview” to get a fun new look for your always-on display.

Here’s the full changelog for this OxygenOS update:


  • Optimized the frame stability algorithm to make the experience smoother
  • Optimized adaptive brightness algorithm, making 8,192 levels of automatic brightness adjustment more comfortable
  • Optimized background process management mechanism to improve standby-by performance
  • The quick setting has been adjusted to three lines
  • Updated Android Security Patch to 2020.10
  • Improved system stability

Ambient display

  • Newly added Canvas feature that can automatically draw a wireframe picture based on a lock screen photo on your phone(Path:Settings-Customization-Wallpaper-Canvas-Choose photo preview and it can be generated automatically


  • Optimized the intelligent 5G function to extend battery endurance capacity
  • Optimized Wi-Fi connection to improve stability of connectivity


  • Optimized Wi-Fi connection to reduce transfer delay
  • Fixed the low probability issue that it was muted after connecting to Bluetooth

This update is rolling out in incrementally, so not everyone with a OnePlus 8 or 8 Pro will get it right now. After it’s hit a small number of users and OnePlus has confirmed that everything is working as it should, a wider rollout will commence.

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