OnePlus is soon going to roll out some features specific to India. Product Lead at OnePlus, Szymon Kopec announced at the India launch of the OnePlus 7 Pro that OxygenOS will be getting a few extra features especially for India via a software update in the near future.
These features include Caller Identification, a smart SMS app, Work-Life balance, OnePlus Roaming, and alerts for cricket scores. These features will be making way to the OxygenOS Open Betas on the OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 6T, starting with the cricket scores feature which arrives later this month while the rest of the feature will start rolling in by June.
The Caller ID feature in OnePlus will be merged into the Dialer app so that you will be informed about the callers without third-party apps like Truecaller. Besides actively identifying callers, the feature will also mark spam calls so that you can avoid picking them up.
Secondly, Smart SMS app will be able to detect 39 categories of service messages, ranging from courier status, bills, banking, transport, entertainment and more. For instance, a movie ticket confirmation SMS will be formatted to clearly highlight the name of the movie, your seat number, venue, time, etc, while an SMS from a courier will have the ETA for the arrival and contextual buttons to track your package, etc. Apart from this, OTPs, transactions and promotion SMSes will be automatically grouped into separate categories within the app, so you don’t mix them up with your personal messages.
Additionally, the Work-life Balance feature lets you set you work and leisure timings and also choose which apps should be blocked from sending notifications during that time. For instance, you can choose to block notifications from social apps during your workday and vice versa.
The OnePlus Roaming feature seems to be similar to what Oppo and Realme have been offering in ColourOS, with ORoaming. This feature is said to offer affordable data packs when you travel abroad, in case you don’t want to buy a local SIM card or use international roaming on your home number.
Furthermore, there’s Cricket Scores, which will be integrated into the Shelf, which is the left most screen on a OnePlus phone which also gives you shortcuts to your recent apps, weather etc. OnePlus has tied up with ESPNCricinfo for this feature.
We can expect all of these features to roll out to the OnePlus 6 (Review) and OnePlus 6T (Review) in the Open Beta build of OxygenOS first, around June.