26-12-2017 My Mobile
With the introduction of the recent OnePlus 5T, we saw a bezel-less display and facial recognition making its way into the OnePlus family. Now, a recent tweet by the OnePlus Co-founder Carl Pei confirms the availability of facial recognition in OnePlus 5T’s predecessor.
The post suggests that followed by numerous feedbacks, users will be soon able to unlock his or her OnePlus 5 using facial recognition, making the smartphone to be the company’s second to have the feature in it.
Due to popular demand, Face Unlock is coming for the OnePlus 5. Thanks for the feedback, and merry Christmas! ????????????— Carl Pei (@getpeid) December 24, 2017
To recall, the OnePlus 5 features a 5.5-inch full HD Optic AMOLED display and is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile platform clocked at 2.45GHz. It comes in 6GB RAM/64GB ROM and 8GB RAM/128GB ROM variants. In the camera department, there is a dual-camera setup rated at 20-megapixel and 16-megapixel dual cameras at the back with Sony IMX398 sensor, dual LED flash, fast autofocus, and EIS. The front houses a 16-megapixel front-facing camera.
It is backed by a 3,300mAh battery with Dash Charge tech and runs the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat with OxygenOS on top. Furthermore, there is a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Additionally, OnePlus 5 recently received the OxygenOS 5.0 software update, bringing in support for Android 8.0 Oreo stable build, new features for the gallery, improved launcher and more.