OnePlus confirms Face Unlock is coming soon to the OnePlus 3 and 3T


Great news for OnePlus users, as the Chinese handset maker has just confirmed two other of its smartphones will receive the Face Unlock feature via a software update. Although the OnePlus 5T was the first smartphone launched by the company to include this security feature, the OnePlus 5 got it as well.

Three weeks ago OnePlus announced that by popular demand, Face Unlock will be added to the OnePlus 5, and one week later delivered on that promise via an Open Beta update.

During an interview with CNET, OnePlus' co-founder Carl Pei confirmed the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will be getting the Face Unlock feature as well. The facial recognition option will probably be added with another OxygenOS beta build in the coming days, so if you're already enrolled in the beta program, then you should be able to test it.

Referring to the Face Unlock feature coming to OnePlus 3 and 3T, Carl Pei said that “there's no reason to withhold features we can easily implement.”

OnePlus has been doing a great job supporting its portfolio of devices (both new and old) by delivering timely software updates and adding new features that are usually meant for premium smartphones.

source: CNET, Carl Pei (Twitter)

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14 Comments

1. nikhil23

Posts: 427; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

Their support for older devices is impeccable

2. DoomSlayer

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 12, 2018

No they don't have a impeccable record. They left Oneplus two users out in the cold.

3. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

To be honest, Oneplus was barely adequate to make working software at the time OP2 launched, and it was a miserable phone which flopped pretty hard. It doesn't mean that they should stop supporting it, but I kinda expected it. Oneplus 3 and later phones on the other hand launched when Oneplus was under a lot of heat for poor support among other things, the phones were awesome and they sold well. Upto that time, they also had decent number of devs working for the phones. You can expect pretty good support going forwards. They launch a new stable beta every 15 days for an almost 2 year old phone, it was among the first ones to get Oreo update(both beta and stable) and they add new features on a constant basis.

4. Retro-touch unregistered

Exactly well thought out response where you actually take in the amount of sold phones and the epic fail that the OnePlus 2 was. It's old news now, but support for OP3/T and later models has been fantastic

12. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

If I'm not mistaken that was around the time when OnePlus and cyanogen parted ways. So that may explain why. Besides, the OnePlus 2 was the absolute worst of their device.

13. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

If I'm not mistaken that was around the time when OnePlus and cyanogen parted ways. So that may explain why. Besides, the OnePlus 2 was the absolute worst of their device.

5. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Was face unlock not previously part of an earlier android version? Was it not Ice cream sandwish?

6. STRANG3R

Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Yes , and its already available on my htc 10 nougat july patch

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

The thing is, even with face unlock on older versions, you still have to swipe up to get to the home screen. OnePlus 3 has face unlock too, but it doesn't take it to the home screen after it unlocks...there has to be a second action.

10. ebilcake

Posts: 1227; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

It was but it sucked

8. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Wow how can you add this in just with software?

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Because the implementation of face unlock on oneplus 5T was software based, not hardware like Apple did with iPhone X.

14. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Or th Galaxy or the Surface which are also hardware based. Also, being software based shouldn't matter. Because either way it can be coded to go to home screen after unlocking. Any option that doesn't isn't plain laziness. Every unlock method on the Galaxy takes you to the home screen. All of them!

11. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Let's see if it's inferior like Schiller claims. Lol. Since its an Android phone, seems it would have it already. Samsung has had theirs of quite a while now. Others should have followed sooner. But instead they rather wait for Apple vs supporting the leader of Android.

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