The new OnePlus 6T in-display finger scanner works even under a heavily scratched Gorilla Glass 6

Just like its spiritual parent the Oppo R17 Pro, the OnePlus 6T sports a 6.4" display with waterdrop notch and Gorilla Glass 6 protection. It upgrades the chipset to Snapdragon 845 from 710 in the R17 Pro, but downgrades the camera kit for that matter. Both devices sport one and the same in-display fingerprint reader, though, which OnePlus claims to be the fastest such scanner currently on the market.

That's not saying much as those are usually slower than regular fingerprint readers, but there is still one important advantage for the in-display finger-reading tech that OnePlus is using in the 6T - it can work even if you scratch the cover glass right on top of it, as you can see at two minutes in the video here.

Is it coming with Qualcomm's second-gen ultrasonic reader that is rumored to also feature in the Galaxy S10, instead of a run-of-the-mill optical sensor? Remains to be heard.

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  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3700 mAh



1. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I do wonder if this works with a screen protector. I’ve traditionally always bought a glass screen protector as an extra insurance in case something were to happen. And I’m curious if you could only use certain protectors with this technology.

2. Jirid

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

The one on the Mate 20 Pro worked with a glass screen protector, so I expect this one to work too.

3. SuperA187

Posts: 46; Member since: Jan 28, 2017

I was watching a few review videos today, might be The Verge or Android Authority that says this, and one of them said OnePlus notes that screen protectors may lower the success rate of unlocking the phone so they pre-applied a screen protector for maximum results.

6. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

OP phones always come with pre-applied screen protectors. They're nice like that :)

4. cheetah2k

Posts: 2300; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Looks awesome! I want to upgrade my 1+6 now!! haha damnit!

5. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

No it doesn't "remain to be heard." It's optical. It's been mentioned many times on official videos and YT reviewer vids.

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