Published: Tue, September 11, 2018
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

OnePlus 6T fingerprint on display confirmed

OnePlus 6T fingerprint on display confirmed

The confirmation of the OnePlus 6T was confirmed by the company to CNET on Monday, which also said that the phone will get an in-display fingerprint reader. The company clarified that it had initially planning to launch the in-display fingerprint scanning technology with the OnePlus 5T but the technology behind this feature was not "mature enough" to meet the quality and reliability standards that the company had established for "a fast and smooth user experience". In an email, OnePlus even revealed that this feature will be called Screen Unlock.

Such an addition would allow users to unlock the phone by simply placing their finger on the screen itself.

OnePlus also told CNET that it was planning to introduce the feature with the OnePlus 5T a year ago but decided otherwise as "the technology wasn't mature enough to meet [OnePlus'] standards for delivering a fast and smooth user experience".

We have already seen the likes of Oppo and Vivo launch phones with an in-display fingerprint scanner.

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Despite being known as "in-screen fingerprint readers" the technology is actually embedded underneath displays. Namely, the 6T is 0.45mm thicker and the internal hardware had to be rearranged.

It looks like the Samsung Galaxy S10 is not the only mainstream device that will be shipping with an in-display fingerprint sensor in the near future. Your fingerprint is then read by an optical image sensor and an AI processor.

The OnePlus 6T is also rumored to feature three rear-facing cameras and an affordable (at least, by today's flagships) $550 price tag.

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