Face Unlock feature soon to be available on OnePlus 5

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The feature proved to be so successful and popular amongst the users that the company has finally chose to update the software on its predecessor, OnePlus 5, and introduce the feature of Face Unlock on the previous model as well. Separately, Carl Pei, Co-Founder OnePlus, revealed in a tweet on Saturday that the OnePlus 5 would also get the OnePlus 5T's Face Unlock feature, one that had at launch been exclusive to the newer phone.

OnePlus has rolled out the OxygenOS 5.0 update via over the air for the OnePlus 5.

After two open beta releases, OnePlus 5 has finally received its anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0 update. The company had claimed that OnePlus 5 has the highest smartphone camera resolution yet.

There's no known plan at the moment to bring Face Unlock to other older phones such as the OnePlus 3 or the OnePlus 3T.

In the gallery app, OnePlus is adding "Places" tab for viewing photos on a map, while the native calculator app will get a history feature in the new update. The user interface of the camera has been refreshed with a new design with enhancements to photo. If the OTA update has arrived, it should reflect on their phones. There is a new alarm calendar feature in the Clock app. Well, that's because it hasn't been included in this update.

The System module is equipped with Parallel Apps feature and also bears a new design for quick settings and lift up display. This is in spite of the fact that the OnePlus 5 came before the OnePlus 5T, as pointed out by Android Police.

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. OnePlus 5 owners, time to be happy, because OnePlus just gave you a very timely Christmas present.

The news comes weeks after OnePlus rolled out OxygenOS 4.7.4 to OnePlus 5T early this month. What's good with Face Unlock though is it isn't being forced to users as the only biometric system like what Apple is doing with Face ID.

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