OnePlus is taking a different approach to the way it does things this year. Not only will we be getting the OnePlus 6 earlier than its predecessors, OnePlus has also steadily been feeding us with new features the phone will come with. It’s latest teaser reveals a new functionality coming to the Alert Slider.
The latest teaser was posted on Twitter and reveals that the much-loved Alert Slider will also be used to adjust focus (for the camera) on the OnePlus 6. Sliding the button which is positioned on the left on older models will adjust the focus as desired.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) April 5, 2018
The Alert Slider currently allows you to switch between audio profiles on your phone. By default, the slider is set to ring. Sliding it up once puts it in Do Not Disturb Mode and pushing it up again puts it in silent mode. Rather than unlocking your phone to set it to any of these modes, a simple push is all you need. You don’t even need to pull your phone out of your pocket.
With the new feature, it means that you don’t have to touch the screen to adjust focus. You may not even need to touch the screen at all to take a picture with the new feature. Already, pushing the power button twice opens the default camera app and the volume rocker can be set to trigger the shutter button.
What do you think of the new feature? Exciting or meh?