Google and its OEM partners promise two years of major Android platform upgrades for smartphones. The handsets also get an additional year of security updates but it’s very uncommon for a device to get more than two major updates. OnePlus wants its devices to be the exception here which is why the company has now confirmed that the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will both receive the Android P update.


Going by the rule, many had obviously assumed that the Android 8.0 or Android 8.1 Oreo update would be the last major release for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. That will no longer be the case as these devices will get Android P, but at a cost.

OnePlus says that the two handsets will receive Android P but they won’t get Android 8.1. They will jump from Android 8.0 to Android P so that the development resources are better utilized. These devices will also be at the end of the numerical priority list, the OnePlus 6 will get Android P first, then the OnePlus 5/5T, and so on and so forth.

OnePlus adds that the decision to bypass the Android 8.1 update has been made so that the OnePlus 3/3T owners can get the new features and improvements that Android P brings to the table. I’m sure many users won’t mind as they’re getting an unprecedented third major Android release for their handsets anyway.

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Product NameOnePlus 3OnePlus 3T
Diagonal (inches)5.5"5.5"
Battery Capacity (mAh)3000 mAh3400 mAh
Processor NameMSM8996 Snapdragon 820MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
RAM Options6GB6GB
Street Price$430 OnePlus 3 on Amazon$265 OnePlus 3T on Amazon
Link to full specsOnePlus 3 Full specs and detailsOnePlus 3T Full specs and details
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