OnePlus 5 received Face Unlock feature via beta

Published on January 1, 2018

Chinese technology giant OnePlus had promised its OnePlus 5 users that they will be receiving the Face Unlock feature on their respective smartphones soon enough. This was a promise made by OnePlus CEO, Carl Pei through his official Twitter handle sometime last week. It doesn’t appear like the company took a lot of time to fulfill its promise of bringing the feature on both its sibling flagship offerings of 2017 – OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 5.

According to a report published by Engadget, the company has officially unveiled its Oxygen OS beta for OnePlus 5 owners. This open beta allows OnePlus 5 users to sign in and receive access to this features. After updating the smartphones with this feature, users will be able to briefly glimpse at their smartphones and gain instant access without going through a hassle-filled security process.

This feature is similar to the kind that appeared on Apple’s 10th-anniversary-device iPhone X. However, individuals are advised to note that this is not a stable release. Therefore, you might want to think twice before install it as you might end up with a smartphone full of glitches. However, it certainly does beat waiting weeks into 2018 as the feature is made available almost immediately.

Several media publications have repeatedly stated that the Face Unlock feature provided by OnePlus may or may not be a hundred percent secure. The feature is based on depth sensors as well as iris scanning abilities of the device. It is easy for a skilled hacker to fool the system through pictures.

However, it is more convenient than ever before. The Chinese company does not advocate its security abilities as much as its convenience provision. Interested OnePlus owners can check out the official website for a complete list of instructions on the matter.

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