OnePlus is bringing its new Face Unlock feature to the older OnePlus 5
When OnePlus launched the OnePlus 5T late this year, one of the only big differences that helped separate the two was Face Unlock, the OnePlus 5T's biometric facial recognition feature. Unlike Face ID on the iPhone X, the 5T's Face Unlock only uses a regular selfie camera, instead of a fancy infrared depth-mapping camera. That makes for a facial scan that's less secure and unique, but also faster, and crucially, one that's only based in software.
The lack of dedicated hardware also means that OnePlus can bring Face Unlock to older devices, and that's exactly what it plans to do, following customer feedback. OnePlus 5 owners, time to be happy, because OnePlus just gave you a very timely Christmas present.
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