Here's why the OnePlus 6 may indeed sport in-display finger scanner

Here's why the OnePlus 6 may indeed sport in-display finger scanner
Hot on the heels of the newly announced Oppo R15 that gives us a hint how the eventual OnePlus 6 may end up looking like, now comes another trajectory to explore - its rumored in-display finger scanner. Why do we think it is a real possibility all of a sudden? Well, BBK, the parent company of Vivo, Oppo and OnePlus, just announced two new handsets today - the Vivo X21 and X21 UD - for under display, apparently, as this is the successor of the first phone with such sensor, the X20 UD.

You guessed it - besides utter resemblance to the Oppo R15, down to the 6.28" notch-y displays and the vertical dual camera on the back, the "UD" version sports an in-display finger scanner. Vivo even warns that thicker screen protectors might affect its performance, so you should use the Vivo-approved one that comes with it. 

The X21 UD is not some concept phone like the Apex, either, as it is going on sale on March 28 for the equivalent of about $570, which may give us a hint at how much the OnePlus 6 may end up costing. As far as specs go, here's the list:

  • Under Display fingerprint scanner
  • 6.28-inch Full-HD+ Super AMOLED Display with 1080x2280 resolution 
  • 2.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 660 processor
  • Adreno 512 GPU
  • 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM, expandable up to 256GB
  • 3,200mAh battery with Fast Charging Support
  • Android 8.1 Oreo with Funtouch OS 4
  • Dual Rear Cameras – 12MP camera with f/1.8 aperture, Samsung 2L9 sensor & Dual Pixel technology + 5MP camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • 12MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Bluetooth 5.0, AI Features, USB 2.0
  • AK4376A audio chip for Hi-Fi audio 
  • Colour Options – Black, Aurora White and Ruby Red

Granted, by the time the OnePlus 6 ships, the midrange Snapdragon may give way to an 845, but the rest should be pretty similar, judging from previous tandem releases of BBK's Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus brands.

source: Vivo via DroidHolic



1. Tech-shake

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 14, 2016

This is getting out of hand!

7. Cat97

Posts: 1921; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Nothing is getting out of hand. Consumers need as little bezel as possible, this will benefit consumers. Why didn't you complain that all the phones are rectangular ?

19. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 702; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

The funny thing is that no other OEM is able to deliver the same bezel less experience like Apple. Maybe Apple has design patents or so but I find it strange that no other OEM is able to remove the bottom bezel. Only Apple has achieved that and I think removing the bottom bezel is important to create the futuristic look of iPhone X. If the other OEMs cannot remove the bottom bezel out of which reason ever, I think they should take Samsung's design approach but with a flat display instead of a curved one.

27. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Then why are the side bezels so big on the x? Can’t be futuristic looking with big side bezels.

20. sgodsell

Posts: 7430; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The finger print scanner is a benefit. Cat97 you are drinking too much of that Apple koolaid crap. The Notch is not a benefit, period. It brings more problems than any benefit. Clearly you are not reading what you are writing. Or you like to show the world how ignorant you really are. Because you need to go into detail how consumers need as little bezel as possible, and how it will benefit consumers. Especially when a tiny bezel with a display that goes straight across the top is more of a benefit to developers and consumers. This crap about the notch reminds of when Apple was pushing 3D touch, and promoting as the second coming. What a joke that was, especially when Apple is suppose to be making a a few iphones without 3D touch this year. Now the notch was a problem that no one was looking for. As a matter of fact Apple is now FORCING it's developers to add support for the notch, or your app will be rejected. All for a few pixels on either side of the iPhone X. There isn't enough space to show the battery percentage. Talk about jokes. But in all honesty if you want to tell every here what the benefits are. Then I can't wait to see what you are thinking.

25. lyndon420

Posts: 6822; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Yeah...but we still need something to put our ear up to when using these things as 'phones'.

2. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 553; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Its a NOTCH year.

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Top notch at that.

3. cozze02

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

It's a not-for-me year

4. surethom

Posts: 1715; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

That's a massive phone, please Oneplus go for 5.7" screen, less wide & tall.

9. Fred3

Posts: 560; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

agreed, oneplus phones would be alot better smaller

26. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Smaller? Hell no. I love large phone with small bezels.

6. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2244; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Apple has such a large influence. Don't they? Everyone is trying to profit in a tight Android window of opportunity.

8. miketer

Posts: 527; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

It would be great if no one bought a copied notch phone. Man, this is a disgrace to the human intelligence

10. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2244; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Agreed. All this for popularity and sales. In all cases, it normally back fires.

13. IT-Engineer

Posts: 566; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

No body copied apple, everyone copied Essential Phone including apple. But I agree that the notch should. be implemented better and not in your face

14. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2244; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Does the Essential Phone have 3D unlocking from front facing cameras? Last I checked the phone only has one camera sensor. The X has a flood illuminator, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, dot projector. Thus the notch exsists. Apple may figure out a way to hide the notch by creating an existing image. I believe that is coming in 2019.

15. IT-Engineer

Posts: 566; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Relax dude, I only meant the notch. Nothing else

17. c.m.s

Posts: 236; Member since: Dec 10, 2017

Do you actually believe that? :) Essential Phone and iPhone X where developed at the same time and does not look alike, they were obviously not copying each other. But look at all the the notch phones that surface now, which phone do you think they resemble? Is it Essential Phone implentation? Which phone have sold millions of units and is most likely would choose to look like?

18. c.m.s

Posts: 236; Member since: Dec 10, 2017

Hmm, double post...

11. maherk

Posts: 6939; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That is notch going to happen. They will wait wait few years until the price of the modules drop, as they can't afford to put it in a phone that is sold for half the price of it's competition.

12. gamehead unregistered

Nice feature, but that notch...

16. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

on the bright side, the notch looks tiny and one+ device support native black theme which is good and it has AMOLED screen


Posts: 439; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

How does the R15 have 3450mah and the X21 has 3200mah? Does the finger print reader take up that space?

22. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

That phone looks 100 % better the X

23. joey18

Posts: 668; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

Iphone x asian stile

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