Never Settle Indeed; OnePlus Founder Carl Pei Confirms That OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T Will Receive Face Unlock

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Last year, with its launch of the OnePlus 5T, the Chinese manufacturer did what it does best. It launched an amazing device with top-level specifications at a pocket friendly price. OnePlus is always taken itself as the ‘rebellious underdog’ of the smartphone world. This approach reminds us of another beloved tech giant (Hint: It’s Apple). However, the OnePlus 5T is more than high-end specifications at a budget. It also features a unique approach to facial recognition, which is in tandem with the company’s philosophy of keeping it simple. The 5T features Face Unlock, allowing users to experience facial recognition on their smartphone. Now, we’ve got some great news for the company’s fans.

Car Pei Confirms; The OnePlus 3 And OnePlus 3T Will Also Get Facial Unlock

When it comes to high-end devices, OnePlus is far from mainstream. And, as we’ve noted in the past as well, the company’s smartphones are yet to ‘kill’ any flagships. However, it’s getting their. Face Unlock is a great move in the direction. It does what’s required for a majority of users at a fraction of the iPhone X’s starting $999 price tag. A central point of all of OnePlus’ launches is how much the company values its customers and their feedback.

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It’s got a dedicated fan following as well, one that reminds us of Apple’s turnaround days. Now, looks like OnePlus is eager to spread more love. While Apple, due to Face ID’s technical complexity and company culture will not bring Face ID to budget friendly devices, OnePlus is not bound by the same constraints.

Now, in an interview with CNET, OnePlus’ Pete Lau and Carl Pei divulged a couple of valuable nuggets. First of all, it’s confirmed that the next OnePlus smartphone will feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845, However, the big news is in regards to the OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T and Face ID, According to Carl Pei, the company will soon release a beta version of the feature for the older devices as well.

This is great news for all users who were looking to upgrade to the OnePlus 5/5T simply because of Face Unlock. It also goes to show how much OnePlus is eager to please its customers. In fact, Pete Lau acknowledged the company’s efforts to encourage its customers to spread the work w.r.t its offerings. Excited? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned. We’ll keep you updated on the latest.

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Source: CNET

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