Although it has been more than a year since its launch on the market, the OnePlus 3 and 3T have returned to occupy the headlines of these last days. Yesterday, Q3 was a participant in a controversy related to the supposed delivery of user data, and today, on the other hand, good news is coming for all those who still have one of the OnePlus flagship of 2016. And, as pointed out by the CEO of the com, Pete Lau, in an interview offered to CNET, the OnePlus 3 and 3T will receive the facial recognition system of the current 5Tthrough a software update, in the same way what happened with the OnePlus 5.
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As we already know, the OnePlus 5T was the first phone of the firm to have an unlocking method based on facial recognition . Being a software-based system, it stood out for its extreme speed, although over time we realized that it was a method that was not too secure when compared with another biometric system such as the fingerprint reader. Even so, OnePlus 5 users asked OnePlus to take this feature to the predecessor of the company’s first “frameless” smartphone, which happened only a few weeks after the presentation. And now, will be the owners of the OnePlus 3 and 3T who will benefit from this feature.
The CEO of the company of Chinese origin has not revealed a date for the arrival of this feature, although it has confirmed that the first to be able to enjoy facial unlocking in the OnePlus 3 and 3T will be those who are attached to the beta program of OxygenOS . Later, this tool will make its way into the stable branch of the ROM.
To recall, the OnePlus 3T was announced with a 5.5-inch Full HD Optic AMOLED display with 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection with 1920×1080 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 2.35GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 821 64-bit processor with Adreno 530 GPU and has 6GB LPDDR4 RAM. It comes with 64GB and 128GB (UFS 2.0) inbuilt storage options and runs on the Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) OS based Oxygen OS. It also supports Dual nano SIMs and features a 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, Sony IMX298 sensor, 1.12 micron pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, EIS 2.0, PDAF, OIS, 4K video recording and also features a 16-megapixel front-facing camera with Samsung 3P8SP sensor, 1.0 micron pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF and 1080p video recording.
A 3400mAh battery powers the device with Dash Charge feature for fast charging. The connectivity options includes 4G LTE with VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, NFC, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (MIMO) and USB Type-C. It measures 152.7×74.7×7.35mm and weights 158g. The device features a bottom-facing speaker and dual microphone for noise cancellation. A fingerprint scanner is also available on the front panel on the home button.