Report: OnePlus 6 to arrive in March with its fingerprint reader embedded under the display

Report: OnePlus 6 to arrive in March with its fingerprint reader embedded under the display
The OnePlus 5T was released in November, and already there is talk about the OnePlus 6. A report published today out of China suggests that the next new build of the phone will be unveiled in the middle of March of next year, with a release at the end of the month. And it apparently will feature a fingerprint scanner embedded underneath the phone's display. Samsung tried to get this technology up and running throughout 2017, but it was forced to place the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8 fingerprint scanners on the rear of each model.

If the latest renders of the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ are legit, the biometric reader for both models will remain on the rear of the handsets, even if the OnePlus 6 features its fingerprint scanner embedded under the display. Almost two weeks ago, Synaptics unveiled a fingerprint scanner for the express purpose of being placed inside the screen. Dubbed "Clear ID FS9500," the manufacturer said that the product was rolling off assembly lines as we were writing the story.

March seems so far away, yet it could arrive with a blink of the eye. And when it does arrive, expect the OnePlus 6 to feature the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform under the hood. We could see the screen remain at 6-inches with the 18:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1080 x 2160. And the thin bezel look of the OnePlus 5T will most likely continue for the OnePlus 6.

The big new addition for the latest model may very well be a fingerprint reader that is embedded under the display. We'll keep looking out for more information about this. Your job is simple. Keep checking in to PhoneArena for the latest on the rumored OnePlus 6.

source: GizmoChina

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47 Comments

1. NewroticSlob

Posts: 182; Member since: May 09, 2013

Since that would make that portion of the screen useless and may alter the resolution of that part of the screen different than the rest, I wonder if it's worth it? The benefits of the fingerprint scanner under the screen may be over-exaggerated.

23. Techlover2018

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 14, 2017

How you got this stupid idea?

31. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

You are completely wrong on both counts this does not affect the screen in anyway.

48. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

You're joking right? You cant be that stupid

2. Tony_5600

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 09, 2017

This pretty much confirms that it’s not a Samsung’s exclusive feature anymore as they failed to deliver first. OnePlus 6 will be the first mainstream to implement FPS in display right. Now my only hope from Samsung is that they introduce the first all screen in-display FPS in Note 9 which could scan fingerprints on any part of the display while being rapid fast and accurate. That would be a true innovation in my opinion. I think the first phones to get in-display FPS won’t be that fast and would scan fingerprints from buttom portion of the screen.

7. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

sounds like you never heard of Vivo. And who gives a damn who has it first

15. Tony_5600

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 09, 2017

Vivo isn’t that much popular in the west.

33. KingSam

Posts: 1504; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Vivo, Oppo and OnePlus are sister companies so its highly likely.

12. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Vivo will be first

19. Phullofphil

Posts: 1829; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

For starters it’s a rumor. And second you don’t know if it’s going to have any affect on the screen performance Considering there’s no working prototype of a phone with that yet that we can see

26. southernzombie

Posts: 358; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

WHO SAID IT WAS EVER GOING TO BE A SAMSUNG EXCLUSIVE FEATURE?!

39. nodes

Posts: 1163; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

i don't my prints scanned all the time. no thanks for the all screen FP.

41. iushnt

Posts: 3151; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Seriously??

3. Whitedot

Posts: 866; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

And still have s**tty camera.

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

It's not at all sheeeeety. You're just nitpicking

21. Whitedot

Posts: 866; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

I am nitpicking on s**tty camera :)

34. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

s**tty in what way? The 5T's camera is pretty decent, and it even outright won one of the scenes in the PA blind camera comparison against the Note 8, Pixel 2, iX, etc https://www.phonearena.com/news/Results-Big-2017-blind-phone-camera-comparison_id100830/page/2

4. Ralph.

Posts: 249; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

To tall long and narrow. God I hate 18.9 screens. 16.9 is perfect.

8. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

18:9 is gorgeous and easier to hold with one hand since the width is smaller and looks great with split screen multitasking. More positives than negatives

9. Nopers unregistered

18:9 is better. You can still view 16:9 content and cinematic widescreen content with less letterboxing. Pillarboxing on 16:9 content is fine because it just looks like you have old style bezels. 18:9 doesn’t change the form factor that much.

18. Ralph.

Posts: 249; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Changes the size though. It's less wide.

42. iushnt

Posts: 3151; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

S8 maintains same width as the S7. So you are not losing any screen space.

16. jellmoo

Posts: 2660; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

When it comes to 18:9 (or even 18.5/9) the big issue I have is with size. I don't want to have to completely re-position my had to use my device. especially near the top. The Galaxy S8 hit a great size compromise for my hand size (which is larger than most). The S8+ and Note 8, while great devices, where so tall that using them without re-positioning my hand is impossible.

17. Ralph.

Posts: 249; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

That's why I hate it and also it's not wide like 16.9. Just looks perfect. Not tonot not to wide.

20. Phullofphil

Posts: 1829; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Awkward well you’re going to be disappointed because that’s probably where all the really good phones are headed

27. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I’m with you in this one.

6. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

If they can fix the mediocre camera, shoddy GPS(software) and absolutely horrible vibration motor, they can have my money.

25. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Including slow responsive keyboard and touch latency still not as good as Galaxy’s or LG’s phones.

29. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

I use Google keyboard, so no idea man. Touch latency is fine since they fixed it, mostly. Yes, it's still not pixel or galaxy level, but I don't expect everything in a $500 phone. Vibration motor is a must for me. I can't feel my OP3 on vibration in my pocket, which is a deal breaker.

10. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

damn, if this is true, it sucks to buy a One plus knowing a new one plus comes out a lot earlier. They really want to catch up to the 8s, 10s, and other flagship numbers. I mean, damn, the 5T just came out, they can't wait til May for a 6 at least. Well thats if it's true.

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