Confirmed: OnePlus 5 will soon get OnePlus 5T's Face Unlock feature

OnePlus 5T is the only smartphone launched by the Chinese company that offers the Face Unlock feature. However, that will soon change, as OnePlus confirmed another of its smartphones will get this particular feature.

According to OnePlus' co-founder Carl Pei, “by popular demand, Face Unlock is coming to the OnePlus 5.” It's yet unclear when the new feature will be enabled, but it shouldn't take too long for OnePlus to make the necessary changes.

In the same piece of news, OnePlus 5 has just received the highly-anticipated OxygenOS 5.0 update based on Android 8.0 Oreo. Still, the official changelog doesn't mention anything related to the Face Unlock feature.

Even so, it's nice to know that OnePlus is taking customer feedback into consideration and adds new features and improvements when they are asked by a large number of OnePlus fans.

source: Carl Pei (Twitter) via AndroidPolice

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1. Feanor

Posts: 1431; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Meaning, it will enable the standard Android Face Unlock which has been available since 2011? :-D Face Unlock has been in Android since 2011 Ice Cream Sandwich and now suddenly after iPhone has come up with a facial recognition unlock system, I feel that Android OEMs try to rebrand something already existing and serve it as an innovation and competitive advantage (against other Androids which also have Face Unlock)...

2. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

It's not the standard Face Unlock I had on my OnePlus One for sure. This one seems like more of a further refinement of what I had on my OnePlus One. Maybe it's using part of it, maybe it's written from the ground up who knows. But I know It's much faster, automatically unlocks the device (no swipe required), works better in low light, and tends to be more accurate. Similar to what Samsung has on their devices. It's definitely not what you'll get in merely stock Android...

4. splus

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Yes, that's true, OP5T has much improved face unlock over the regular face unlock. But he might be saying that OnePlus might not bring OP5T face unlock to OP5, but just the regular face unlock from Google's Smart Lock settings that has existed since 2011.

7. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

But last time I checked, that was already there on the OnePlus 5 I got for my mum...

3. Jishnusur

Posts: 175; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

You should use it before commenting.

5. Feanor

Posts: 1431; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

There was no swipe required on my Sony Xperia P of 2012 and it felt accurate enough back then, and it was really just the standard Android Face Unlock, before Google realised nobody was using it and pushed it further down its unlocking options. It's really just marketing guys.

8. sechinov

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 30, 2014


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