Confirmed: OnePlus 6T will feature in-screen fingerprint reader

Confirmed: OnePlus 6T will feature in-screen fingerprint reader
The OnePlus 6T is coming and it will be the first OnePlus phone to feature an innovative, in-screen fingerprint scanner. Unlike previous leaks and rumors, this time the information comes straight from OnePlus itself. The company confirmed the presence of the in-display fingerprint reader in its upcoming flagship phone to CNET.

OnePlus has named the new feature Screen Unlock and it is expected to help OnePlus minimize screen bezel and remove the inconveniences of a rear-positioned fingerprint scanner.


This new type of fingerprint scanner is actually embedded under the screen and implementing it meant that OnePlus had to redesign the insides of the 6T and make it just a bit thicker (it's expected to be 0.45mm thicker).

OnePlus had thought of using an in-screen fingerprint reader back on the OnePlus 5T, but the technology was not mature enough at that point in time, and now the company is confident that it can work well.

The other big news about the OnePlus 6T is that it will be the first OnePlus phone officially sold on a major US carrier: T-Mobile will carry the OnePlus 6T, helping the company gain a wider foothold in the US market.

A leaked retail box of the OnePlus 6T revealed details about the phone last week and it seems to come with a smaller, "teardrop" notch and an innovative triple camera system. We don't yet know what will be the purpose of the third camera: it could be a telephoto lens, a super wide-angle lens or a dedicated black-and-white shooter (our bet is on a tele lens).

The OnePlus 6T is said to be priced at $550 for the base model and it should be unveiled in October, so it won't be too long until we learn more about it.


source: CNET

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10 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 732; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Oneplus 6T is shaping up to be great. This is exactly what the Oneplus 6 should have been and not the 6T. A lot of OP6 users will definitely feel the burn.

3. Boast_Rider

Posts: 531; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

As a Oneplus 6 user, not really. The 6T to 7 jump is going to be way bigger than 6 to 6T, as it has always been. I usually find those 6 months way more worth the wait than the T update. Not only that, the T versions get 6 months of less updates than their regular counterparts. The 6T is going to be an awesome phone, but the 7 is going to have a generational leap with 5G, 7nm SD 855 and other next year things.

4. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

OnePlus 7 is shaping up to be great. This is exactly what the OnePlus 6T should have been and not the 7. A lot of OP6T users will definitely feel the burn OnePlus 7T is shaping up to be great. This is exactly what the OnePlus 7 should have been and not the 7T. A lot of OP7 users will definitely feel the burn

8. Phonehex

Posts: 732; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Bad luck that you got the OP6 wakaflaka ... Don't feel so bad also..

9. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

I am good with my Note 8. Thank you for asking Phonehex.

5. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Yes and no. The OnePlus 6T will be an amazing phone for sure, but the the OP6 is already a great device, and anyone that has one should be excited to have one of the best phones out right now. The 6T is a slight refinement of the already fantastic OP6. This is just the nature of tech.

2. rsiders

Posts: 1863; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

In display fingerprint reader and way cheaper than the other top players. And on T-Mobile? This might be the One for me.

6. Sparkxster

Posts: 1155; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I hope it's the ultrasonic in display fps and not optical. Otherwise sounds good add in a dac and wireless charging plus water resistance and it will be a tough contender!

7. AbhiD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

The only other manufacturers going for Ultrasonic are Samsung and Huawei in S10+ and Mate 20 Pro. Samsung will have the best 3rd gen Ultrasonic, Huawei will have 2nd gen Ultrasonic. Both these devices will be $1000 ones. OnePlus 6T will be a $550 device. I think Optical one is enough if it's not dead slow.

10. gdawilson

Posts: 285; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

I'm going to miss the fingerprint scanner on the back should all companies decide to put this in the screen

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