OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T get Face Unlock with latest OxygenOS updates

Pablo Tucker
January 17, 2018

The Chinese phone maker has also released OxygenOS Open Beta 4 and 2 for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T respectively. Notably, OnePlus' Face Unlock feature is created to offer an experience similar to Apple's Face ID that has so far been offered on the iPhone X. However, the latter utilises the proprietary TrueDepth camera hardware, while the former is just a software tweak and recognises faces using the front-facing camera sensor of the supported devices.


OnePlus today rolled out new OxygenOS open beta builds for OnePlus 3 and 3T. The latest update brings dome interesting new features and improvements.


OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei few days ago, while rolling out the OnePlus 5T's key feature Face Unlock to OnePlus 5, hinted that it may come to OnePlus 3 and 3T as well. OnePlus has even confirmed that Airtel VoLTE may not work in certain areas and some third party camera apps may not work well with this update. Users can see new categories when using the search icon in the drawer. The auto folder tagging feature automatically names new folders when the user adds apps that are similar.


If your device is already on the Open Beta stream, this update should arrive to you via OTA update. The updates also include optimizations for high power consumptions for high power consumption applications. There is additionally a dynamic Clock app icon that changes the hour, minute, and second hands in a real time, similar to what has available on Apple's iOS and Xiaomi's MIUI. Other features include addition of a large file management function and more caller information during incoming call notification. Other than that, you will have to flash the Open Beta software manually, and that would wipe out your entire phone - so make sure you make a backup. You can download the build for your OnePlus device via the brand's site.

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