OnePlus 5 Face Unlock
OnePlus 5 users as the smartphone is all set to get support for Face Unlock. A quick glimpse at your phone is all it takes to sign in, with the help of the front camera.
Oneplus’ take on facial recognition is not as secure as Apple’s Face ID, which uses various sensors for depth mapping and projection to verify that it’s you but it’s more flexible and faster. The wider access is possible since Face Unlock is strictly a software feature.
The OnePlus 5 will soon become the company’s second smartphone to get the Face Unlock feature. The OnePlus 5T was the first OnePLus smartphone to feature facial recognition technology, introduced in the wake of the Apple introducing Face ID on the iPhone X.
OnePlus Co-Founder Carl Pei made the announcement in a tweet on Sunday. He mentioned that this decision was a result of feedback that the company got from its users.But still he hasn’t confined a time frame or said whether or not there will be any functional differences. However it’s good news for anyone worried that the phone maker would purposefully hold back to drive 5T sales.
Due to popular demand, Face Unlock is coming for the OnePlus 5. Thanks for the feedback, and merry Christmas! 🎅🎄🎁
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) December 24, 2017
The OnePlus 5 also got the OxygenOS 5.0 update recently. It brings Android Oreo’s core features like stable build support after beta 1 and beta 2 builds, new Picture-in-Picture mode, Smart text selection, and Auto-fill feature among others. With upgrades like customisable launcher, a facelift for the default Camera app, and a new ‘Places’ tab for the Gallery tab. The smartphone is powered by the 1.9GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, coupled with a maximum of 8GB RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage.