OnePlus 5 may receive Face Unlock feature with Android 8.0 Oreo update

Will it come to your OnePlus 5?

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Highlights

    • OnePlus has recently released the Android 8.0 Oreo Beta
    • In this Beta, we get to see the Face Unlock feature

One of the most interesting features of OnePlus 5T has to be Face Unlock, something OnePlus claims to be the fastest in smartphones. It unlocks the device by simply pointing it towards the face and pressing the power button. Now, it appears face unlock feature could be in works with Android 8.0 rollout.

A technology publication AndroidAuthority has posted a screenshot, which is allegedly captured from OnePlus 5 (Review). It shows Face Unlock feature in working, similar to the OnePlus 5T. Upon setting it up, users can decide whether they wish to turn on auto unlock after the screen is on.

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Image Courtesy : Android Authority

Unlike Apple iPhone X, Onelus’ face unlock feature primarily depends on software, which may not be reliable in low-light situations.

Also Read: OnePlus 5T receives its first software update for improved stability & bug fixes

In OnePlus 5 Android Oreo beta, some changes have been made with regards to Settings and the notification panel. Users also get features like the picture-in-picture, autofill, and expandable menus upon long-pressing applications.

Coming back to OnePlus 5T, it costs similar to its predecessor, OnePlus 5. The 6GB RAM/64GB storage version is priced at Rs 32,999 while the 8GB/128GB version comes at the price of for Rs. 37,999. Specs-wise, it sports a 6.01-inch Full HD+ Optic-AMOLED screen with 18:9 aspect ratio.

Also Read: What’s new in OnePlus 5T over OnePlus 5

Much like OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T has a 16MP+20MP primary dual camera. It supports portrait mode for bokeh effect. The primary camera can record up to 4K videos at 30 frames per second. Up front, there is a 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video calls.

OnePlus 5T runs OxygenOS 4.7 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS. It is powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC with Adreno 540 GPU for graphics. OnePlus has moved the fingerprint sensor to the rear side to create more room for the screen. It packs 3300mAh battery and supports Dash Charging.