OnePlus 5 to Get Face Unlock Feature Soon

Strong rumors are making rounds that OnePlus 5 is all set to facial unlock feature that the company introduced back with OnePlus 5T in November.

OnePlus 5 Face Unlock Feature

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OnePlus 5 co-founder Carl Pei tweeted via his official account that Face Unlock is coming soon to OnePlus 5 due to popular demand.

OnePlus 5T is the upgraded version of with significant improvements in its design department. Notably, OnePlus 5 had huge bezels above and below the display but 5T ditched the arrangement.

OnePlus 5T shares almost the identical features of OnePlus 5 except the only addition in the form of Face Unlock. While we have been familiar with fingerprint unlock feature being the more-less an industry standard now, facial recognition-based unlock mechanism appears to be the next big thing to discuss now.

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To recall, South Korean tech magnet Samsung launched iris scanning with its flagship Galaxy Note 7 last year. Similarly, company’s ace rival Apple brought more sophistication to the technology by adding TrueDepth sensors in its flagship iPhone X. Instead of using sensors,  OnePlus’ Face Unlock feature on OnePlus 5T, rather uses front-facing camera and software algorithms.

To use face unlock system, users need to enroll their face into the system. Registering face into the system allows users to unlock their device simply by looking at it. Pei didn’t disclose the timeframe when the feature will be rolled out to OnePlus 5 users.

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