OnePlus 5 gets Face Unlock feature via OxygenOS open beta 3

OnePlus 5T is one of the not so many smartphones that offer Face Unlock, a face recognition system that adds another layer of security. Although none of its previous products had the security feature, OnePlus promised that at least one of them will get Face Unlock in the not so distant future, the OnePlus 5.

Last week, the company's co-founder Carl Pei said that by popular demand, Face Unlock will be implemented into the OnePlus 5 software as well. True to his promise, the Face Unlock feature is now being rolled out to OnePlus 5 units enrolled in the open beta program.

Aside from Face Unlock and the December security patch, OxygenOS open beta 3 brings several other improvements and many bug fixes. You can find below the full changelog as published by OnePlus:

  • Added app shortcut on Launcher.

  • Added Face Unlock;
  • Optimizations for vibrations;
  • Fixed connection issue of 5G Wi-Fi;
  • General bug fixes and improvements;
  • Updated Android security patch for December.

Keep in mind that the update is pushed out in waves, so it might take a few days to propagate to all OnePlus 5 devices. It's also worth noting that the update weighs in at 106MB, not a large download at all.

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source: OnePlus

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2457 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. TechANDTech

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 01, 2017

In the title, it is OnePlus, not OneOlus. I was wondering whether it is a new company.

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Uh, won't you call the face unlocked feature on oneplus 3 face unlock? Has nobody tried that? The only difference is you have to swipe up after it's unlocked.

3. afrohoxha

Posts: 264; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I have it on my OnePlus one and used as my primary unlock method since 2015. The annoying thing about it is swiping.

5. Shafittey

Posts: 10; Member since: May 11, 2016

If you guys need this OTA right now then go ahead and turn your VPN to Germany and BOOM there you go...Good Luck

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