Update: February 5, 2021 (11:40 AM ET): Today, OnePlus formally announced a second beta update for the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro. This second beta of Android 11 for the two phones brings along a slew of changes — including the long-awaited always-on display. Unfortunately, though, the AOD is only available on the 7T Pro.
The inclusion of an AOD option isn’t totally unexpected, but this is the first time people will actually be able to use it without hacking the phone in some way. It also strongly suggests that the feature will make it to the stable