Undoubtedly, the OnePlus 5 and its bigger sibling, the OnePlus 5T have been the biggest attractions ever launched by the company. This only goes to prove that a company that launches one or a maximum two phones can be successful as well. Only a few weeks ago, we had reported that the OnePlus 5 would be discontinued in favor of the OnePlus 5T. It now seems that the existing OnePlus 5 devices, commonly known as the OP5 devices, will receive the Face Unlock feature, on that will be similar to the OP5T.
The news was first publicised by the Co-founder of the company, Carl Pei. You can see his tweet below. Pei said that by popular demand, the Face Unlock feature would be brought back to the OP5. This will make the slightly older model also extra secure.
This year, the OnePlus 5T has been revealed to the world to great critical and commercial success. As far as the OnePlus‘ Face Unlock feature is concerned, it is presently available only on their flagship OnePlus 5T. Experts say that it is basically a simpler version of the technology that is currently used on the iPhone X, since it too just uses the front-facing camera. This feature will also make the unlocking of the device much faster but, concurrently, much less secure as well. Unlike Apple’s technology, it is only available for unlocking the phone, unlike Apple’s technological implementation.
OnePlus has yet to fix the timeline of the OnePlus 5 receiving the update. When the OxygenOS 5.0 update, which is based on Android Oreo, was released, there was no mention of the feature. However, now that Pei himself has said that the feature will come to the OP5, it is only a matter of time.
Whether the feature will arrive on the older OnePlus devices is something that is still unknown at this point in time. So, stay tuned.