Portrait mode on the rear-facing cameras of smartphones is becoming an increasingly common feature. This is typically achieved through hardware by having the extra lens, or in the case of certain phones like the Google Pixels, this is (very convincingly) achieved through software. However portrait mode on front-facing cameras aren’t too common yet.


The OnePlus 6 is one of the few phones to offer the feature, and if you’re the owner of the OnePlus 5 or 5T, not to worry as the feature will soon be making its way onto your handset. This is according to OnePlus who in a post on their forums has promised that the selfie portrait mode from the OnePlus 6 is expected to make its way to older OnePlus handsets like the OnePlus 5 and 5T via a software update.

There is no mention of older OnePlus handsets like the OnePlus 3 or 3T, but as GSMArena points out, the fact that it can be brought onto the OnePlus 5 and 5T means that it might not be a hardware limitation, and that maybe an unofficial port could be done for the OnePlus 3 and/or 3T in the future.

There is no mention of when the feature will be officially ported, so if you’re a OnePlus 5 or 5T user, you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for the update’s availability.

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Product NameOnePlus 5OnePlus 5TOnePlus 6
Diagonal (inches)5.5"6.01"6.28"
Battery Capacity (mAh)3300 mAh3300 mAh3300 mAh
Processor NameSnapdragon 835Snapdragon 835Snapdragon 845
RAM Options6GB8GB8GB/6GB
Street Price$725 OnePlus 5 on Amazon$385 OnePlus 5T on Amazon$529 OnePlus 6 on Amazon
Link to full specsOnePlus 5 Full specs and detailsOnePlus 5T Full specs and detailsOnePlus 6 Full specs and details
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