OnePlus confirms that ‘face unlock’ is coming to the OnePlus 3 and 3T [Update]

The news comes after the company confirmed the feature was coming to the OnePlus 5

Back of the OnePlus 3T

One of the OnePlus 5T’s most notable features is coming to the Chinese hardware manufacturer’s older smartphones.

Face unlock — a feature that allows user to unlock their smartphones using their face — is now coming to the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.

The news comes only a few weeks after OnePlus confirmed that the face unlock feature would arrive on OnePlus 5 devices.

According to XDA-Developers, OnePlus’s global director Carl Pei said that the face unlock feature would comes “in a future open beta update.”

The OnePlus 5T was released near the end of 2017. The company’s next flagship — the OnePlus 6 — was teased by the company’s CEO Pete Lau yesterday.

Lau told CNET that OnePlus would launch the upcoming device in the second quarter of 2018.

The OnePlus 6 is expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s recently announced Snapdragon 845 processor.

According to Android Authority, OnePlus is currently rolling out the Open Beta updates for the OnePlus 3 and 3T.

The feature is included in Open Beta 30 for the OnePlus 3 and Open Beta 21 for the OnePlus 3T.

Source: XDA-Developers, Android Authority

Update 16/01/2018: The story has been updated to include information about OnePlus rolling out the Face Unlock beta.