OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro OxygenOS 13

OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro OxygenOS 13 Android 13 based update is official, this is among the first flagship phone to get the update. You can now upgrade your OnePlus 9 series smartphone to the stable Android 13 update. The stable build arrives two months after the open beta build. Everything about the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro Android 13 update can be found here.

Oneplus 9 specs

OnePlus 9 is officially announced on March 23, 2021. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 Octa-core and it comes with 6.55 inches Fluid AMOLED screen. The resolution of the screen is 1080 x 2400 pixels while it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.

The sensor includes Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass, color spectrum. The device is pack with 8 GB and 12 GB RAM while the internal storage is 128 GB and 512 GB.

It is pack with 48 MP (wide) + 50 MP (ultrawide) + 2 MP (depth) with Hasselblad Color Calibration, dual-LED flash, HDR, and panorama. On the front, there is a 16 MP (wide).

OnePlus 9 is fueled with a Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery + Fast charging 65W, 1-100% in 29 min (advertised) + Fast wireless charging 15W (EU/NA only) + USB Power Delivery.

OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro OxygenOS 13 android 13 update

OnePlus has officially confirmed the rollout on its community forum and as per the details, the update goes live in all three regions – Europe, India, and North America. The update is seeding with

  • NE2215_11.F.16 in the NA region,
  • LE2113_11.F.16 in the EU, and
  • LE2111_11.F.16 in India on the OnePlus 9.

If you own the Pro model, then you will receive the new build with

  • LE2125_11.F.16 in NA,
  • LE2123_11.F.16 in EU, and
  • LE2121_11.F.16 in India.

The company has mentioned that the upgrade will be available first to those who participated in the open beta program and later pushed to the other users. Android 13-based OxygenOS 13 is a big upgrade for the OnePlus 9 series phones, since it is a big upgrade, it weighs a whopping 4.92GB in size for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro OxygenOS 13 update, I suggest you download it over a WiFi connection.

Talking about the changes, the Android 13 update for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro is seeding with features like

OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro OxygenOS 13 update features

  • Aquamorphic design elements to the OS,
  • a new world clock widget for the home screen,
  • a Quantum Animation Engine 4.0 upgrade,
  • the ability to create large folders on home screen,
  • media playback control optimization to the Quick Settings,
  • new markup tools for screenshot editing, s
  • idebar toolbox for managing floating window apps,
  • a number of optimizations for Always-On display,
  • HyperBoost GPA 4.0 for better gaming performance, and more.

OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro OxygenOS 13

Check out the complete list of changes here.

  • Aquamorphic Design
    • Adds Aquamorphic Design theme colors for enhanced visual comfort.
    • Applies the Aquamorphic Design philosophy to animations to make them natural and vivid.
    • Adds Shadow-Reflective Clock, with shadow simulating the orientation of the sun and moon.
    • Adds a Home screen world clock widget to show the time in different time zones.
    • Upgrades to Quantum Animation Engine 4.0, with a new behavior recognition feature, which recognizes complex gestures and provides optimized interactions.
    • Optimizes UI layers for a clearer and neater visual experience.
    • Applies real-world physical motions to animations to make them look more natural and intuitive.
    • Optimizes the widget design to make information easier and quicker to find.
    • Optimizes fonts for better readability.
    • Optimizes system icons by using the latest color scheme to make the icons easier to recognize.
    • Enriches and optimizes illustrations for features by incorporating multicultural and inclusive elements.
  • Efficiency
    • Adds Meeting Assistant to enhance the meeting connecting and introduces an option to make notifications more subtle and less distracting.
    • Adds large folders to the Home screen. You can now open an app in an enlarged folder with just one tap and turn pages in the folder with a swipe.
    • Adds a new type of Always-On Display that shows live information about music, ride-hailing, and food delivery (Supports only some apps).
    • Adds media playback control, and optimizes the Quick Settings experience
    • Adds more markup tools for screenshot editing.
    • Adds support for adding widgets to the Home screen, making information display more personalized.
    • Adds Sidebar Toolbox. You can open a floating window inside apps for smooth operation.
    • Upgrades Doodle in Notes. You can now draw on graphics to take notes more efficiently.
    • Optimizes Shelf. Swiping down on the Home screen will bring up Shelf by default. You can search content online and on your device.
  • Seamless interconnection
    • Optimizes cross-device file transfer, with more file formats and device models supported.
    • Optimizes Screencast, with cast content automatically adapting to the target screen.
    • Optimizes earphone connectivity to deliver a more seamless experience.
  • Personalization
    • Optimizes Bitmoji to offer more Always-On Display animations.
    • Optimizes insight Always-On Display, with more personalized Always-On Display settings available.
    • Optimizes Portrait Silhouette Always-On Display, with more drawing tools and line colors available.
  • Security & privacy
    • Adds an automatic pixelation feature for chat screenshots. The system can identify and automatically pixelate profile pictures and display names in a chat screenshot to protect your privacy.
    • Adds regular clearing of clipboard data for privacy protection.
    • Optimizes Private Safe. The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is used to encrypt all files for enhanced security of private files
  • Health & Digital wellbeing
    • Adds Kid Space, providing screen time limit ambient light reminders and Eye-protecting display features.
  • Gaming experience
    • Upgrades to HyperBoost GPA 4.0 to stabilize the frame rate and balance the performance and power consumption in key scenarios

Now if you own the OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro and want to upgrade to the new software, then you can go to the Software upgrades settings and check if there’s a new update available or not. In case the update is not available yet, you can wait for a few days. OnePlus usually releases major upgrades in a staged manner.

If you are in a hurry, then you can upgrade your phone manually using the OnePlus updater app, then sideload it using the local upgrade method. Before upgrading make sure to take a backup of important data. Also, make sure to charge your smartphone to at least 30%.


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