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OnePlus 3 And OnePlus 3T Gets Face Unlock Feature With Android Oreo Update

by Harsh Soni / Dec 01, 2017 11:07 AM EST
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OnePlus has recently revealed its latest flagship device, the OnePlus 5T, and the smartphone does bring in some exciting features with it. One being the bezel-less design and the other that struck out the most was the fast facial unlock feature. This characteristic was missing in other OnePlus devices though.

Previous reports suggested that the OnePlus 5 was also set to get facial recognition with the Android Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0 update. However, it looks like the feature is baked into the software itself and will available with any device that gets the update. A report from Digit claims that facial recognition feature is baked into the software itself and will available to OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T since they are getting Android Oreo update.

The publication claims that even OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones are getting the face unlock the ability. Thus face unlock feature comes with the Android Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0 update. But it is quite unusual as there is no mention of such addition in the official changelog.

According to reports, users will then be directed to add a face. OnePlus 3 and 3T users will also be asked to try the same in different lighting conditions, with/without recommendation glasses, and even with/without their beard.

It should be noted that the feature doesn't work when the screen is turned off. Additionally, unlocking the OnePlus 3 and 3T with a face will not take users directly to the home screen but they will have to swipe up from the lock screen to get to the home screen.

In any case, if the user holds any of the said devices and have received the OxygenOS 5.0 update, he/she can activate the heading to Settings > Security & fingerprint > Smart Lock. On that page, there is an option for trusted devices and here you can carry out the setup process for facial unlock.

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