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OnePlus 5 to be updated with Face Unlock feature

OnePlus 5 to be updated with Face Unlock feature

And though OnePlus' Face Unlock is convenient, it's likely not as secure as what you'd find on Apple's iPhone X. The former basically analyzes the images taken from a standard front-facing camera, a speedy approach, albeit one that's entirely based on software. Well, even though there's no information on when the Face Unlock would make its way to the OnePlus 5, it's good to see OnePlus listening to its customers and deciding to include a feature which is now only available on the OnePlus 5T.

Apart from the stretched-out display, the OnePlus 5T also introduced Face Unlock, which allows the phone to be unlocked with your good-looking mug. While it isn't necessarily on the same level as the iPhone X's Face ID, it is an alternative security tool for users who want to use it.

In a tweet that was posted on his personal Twitter account on December 24, Pei stated that the decision to add the Face Unlock feature on OnePlus 5 due to the popular demand by customers. Face Unlock in OnePlus 5T lets people unlock the smartphone using facial identification. "Thanks for the feedback, and merry Christmas", Pei wrote, followed by a few Christmas-themed emojis (Santa Claus, a Christmas tree, and a wrapped present). But OnePlus knows it's never a good idea to abandon support for a phone that's not even a year old, so it's doing the right thing, and keeping the slightly older model up to date with the latest features. This is in spite of the fact that the OnePlus 5 came before the OnePlus 5T, as pointed out by Android Police. It isn't made to secure payments or other sensitive transactions.

There is no doubt about the quality of phones produced in recent times have made the market of smartphones very competitive particularly against the big brands like Apple, Samsung, and Google.

OnePlus 5 now relies on fingerprint sensor, embedded in the home button, to unlock the phone.

The news comes weeks after OnePlus rolled out OxygenOS 4.7.4 to OnePlus 5T early this month.

This update is a major one and it comes with plenty of changes and additions.

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