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OnePlus 5 to get 5T's face unlock feature

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Published Dec 26, 2017, 10:44 am IST
Updated Dec 26, 2017, 10:45 am IST
Carl Pei took to Twitter to make the announcement. The tweet reads ‘Due to popular demand, Face Unlock is coming for the OnePlus 5. Thanks for the feedback, and merry Christmas.’
 Carl Pei took to Twitter to make the announcement. The tweet reads ‘Due to popular demand, Face Unlock is coming for the OnePlus 5. Thanks for the feedback, and merry Christmas.’

After Apple introduced the FaceID with the iPhone X, the facial recognition suddenly became a thing. A lot of Android phones now have the option of unlocking with user’s face, but not quite advanced as Apple’s FaceID.

OnePlus also brought the facial recognition security feature with its OnePlus 5T. For users who purchased the original OnePlus 5 and missed out on the face unlock feature, Carl Pei, OnePlus co-founder has good news for them. The company has officially announced that the OnePlus 5 will receive a Face Unlock update.

Carl Pei took to Twitter to make the announcement. The tweet reads ‘Due to popular demand, Face Unlock is coming for the OnePlus 5. Thanks for the feedback, and merry Christmas.’

However, the company is yet to announce availability of the new feature on the OnePlus 5, it is expected to arrive in the coming weeks.

The company also recently introduced the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition at an event in Mumbai. The latest variant will be selling at a price of Rs 38,999 and is available exclusively for the Indian market as of now. OnePlus is also bundling the device with a special Star Wars themed cover.

The new limited edition comes with a White finish, alongside the Star Wars logo and the OnePlus branding below the fingerprint sensor. The slider button now comes in Red colour, and we might see some pre-loaded Star Wars theme and ringtones on the device.

To recall, the original OnePlus 5T sports a 6.01-inch full HD with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, protected by 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass. The OnePlus 5T is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor clocked up to 2.45GHz. The smartphone runs on OxygenOS 4.7 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The display also supports sRGB and DCI-P3 colour gamuts.

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