OnePlus 5 to Soon Receive Face Unlock Feature, Co-Founder Confirms

OnePlus 5 Comes with Android 8.0 Oreo Update

OnePlus 5 was discontinued because not so long ago on sale it is a descendant of the OnePlus 5T with the same set of characteristics, but with a new edge-to-edge screen, Full HD+ 6 inches diagonally. Furthermore, Pei has pointed out that they chose to roll out Face Unlock to OnePlus 5 as a response to the strong demand for it from owners.

Though the Android Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0 is an incremental update and is rolling out in batches, you can check its arrival on your OnePlus 5 manually. Well, that's because it hasn't been included in this update. The company had claimed that OnePlus 5 has the highest smartphone camera resolution yet. Apparently enough OnePlus 5 owners have been clamoring to unlock their devices by staring at it, just as their OnePlus 5T brethren can do, so the OnePlus team is going to make it happen. The camera comes with a new UI design along with beauty effect for Portrait Mode and Places tab for viewing photos on a map. There are also some Launcher changes such as optimizations for Shelf and users can now upload a photo through Shot on OnePlus. Meanwhile, the Clock app received an alarm calendar feature. You need to go to Settings System updates.

OnePlus co-founder, Carl Pei recently took to the official Twitter account to announce that the OnePlus 5 smartphone will be receiving a Face Unlock feature. It is not as secure as Apple's Face ID (which uses depth mapping and projection to verify your face), but it's quite faster and more flexible. However, OnePlus' use of its Face Unlock feature landed the company in somewhat lukewarm water, since a firm that specializes in facial recognition and biometric authentication technology accused OnePlus of infringing on at least one of its patents. We have basically told you all of the most important features coming in this update, but there are even more you will have to check out once you install the update. We also do not know if this feature will also come to older OnePlus devices as well.



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