OnePlus, in a forum post on Friday, confirmed that the Android Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0 update for the OnePlus 5 is reaching a small percentage of users at the initial stage, though it will get a broader rollout in a few days. The new face unlock feature is pretty fast and the company claims that it can unlock the smartphone in 0.3 seconds.
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has announced on his Twitter account that Face Unlock will be rolling out to the OnePlus 5. We can expect a software update on the OnePlus 5 to enable the forward-facing camera to recognize faces and let users past their smartphone's lock screen respectively.
It makes a lot of sense for the OnePlus 5 to receive the Face Unlock feature.
We still have no specific timeline for when the OnePlus 5 will be getting this feature. Moreover, you can upload your image through Shot on OnePlus. The Calculator has been added to a new history feature. The default Camera app has received an uplift with a new UI design, optimisations for photo quality, and a beauty effect for the preloaded Portrait mode. Furthermore, alarm calendar feature has also been updated in Clock. Until then, device owners can check for updates manually by going to Settings About Phone System Updates Check for the new firmware. Connectivity features include 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS / A-GPS and USB Type-C (v2.0).
"In an upcoming update, the phone will understand whether the subject is emitting light (a phone) versus reflecting (your actual face) by analyzing shadows and bright areas".
Users can check for the latest update by going to Settings System updates.
Despite not being as secure as Apple's implementation, OnePlus' Face Unlock is a good addition to the company's smartphones because it adds another layer of protection.
One of the underdogs was OnePlus 5T which came with a reasonable price tag with features that were beyond our expectations.