Apart from an edge-to-edge display, the OnePlus 5T got another notable feature called Face Unlock, which unlocks the device by simply looking at it. Understandably, these features made the 6-month old OnePlus 5 look out-dated compared to the newer model, which would not have gone down well with many OnePlus 5 users. Finally face unlock feature for oneplus 5 users has been confirmed.
However, it now looks like OnePlus 5 owners have a reason to hold on to their phones a little longer as they will be getting the 5T’s facial recognition feature, the company’s co-founder Carl Pei announced on Sunday. Additionally, the company has also begun rolling out Oxygen OS 5.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo update for all OnePlus 5 users.
Face Unlock feature for Oneplus 5
Carl Pei on Sunday announced via Twitter that the company will bring Face Unlock for all OnePlus 5 users due to “popular demand”. The feature will be coming via a software update, although the co-founder is yet to reveal exactly when the update will roll out. This means that OnePlus 5 users now have one reason less to envy the OnePlus 5T with the Face Unlock feature now coming to the older model. So, it is confirmed that the face unlock feature for oneplus 5 users.
The feature has been widely talked by user and reviewers, where we called it “crazy fast, and definitely faster than the iPhone X Face ID that uses a fancy depth sensing hardware for its feature.” Indeed, the Face Unlock feature is extremely fast, but since it just uses the camera rather than specific sensors, it also makes it a lot less secure compared to iPhone X’s Face ID.
OnePlus already rolled out Android 8.0 Oreo for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T last month, and is expected to bring the stable update to OnePlus 5T users in early 2018. As previously stated by the company, Project Treble will not be coming along with the Android 8.0 Oreo update to any of the models due to lack of storage partitioning.