The OnePlus 6T could very well be the first major flagship phone to sport an under-the-display fingerprint reader. Few other companies have also worked on such tech but they aren’t as mainstream as OnePlus. It’s yet to be seen how good it will actually work in real life scenarios as the tech displayed by other companies was just not as fast or accurate as the physical fingerprint scanners.
OnePlus 6T. It’s coming. pic.twitter.com/Wrdt9sCdIs
— OnePlus (@oneplus) September 28, 2018
Earlier this year, OnePlus released the OnePlus 6 and barely six months later, the company is ready to unveil its next flagship. Well, the company has been following this practice for quite sometime now, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to the people who have already invested in a OnePlus 6. But it’s indeed surprising that the company is pushing such a behemothic change with a ‘T’ upgrade and not with a fresh phone next year. It could be noted that, Apple also does update their phones in a similar fashion but it’s not every six months but every year (well, it could be said OnePlus is indeed following Apple’s strategy but a modified version).
Face-off: Finger vs Face!
What’s the best and the most efficient way of unlocking a smartphone? For more than a year now, the topic has been under debate and smartphone manufacturers have been trying to get the right system in place. Well, wasn’t the fingerprint scanner doing just fine? It actually was but with Apple’s move to a near bezel less display, the company had to get rid of the home button on from the front of the phone to accommodate that display.
Apple moved to a facial recognition system which is definitely great and futuristic at the same time but it’s just not as easy as the fingerprint reading system which could be used discreetly whereas to unlock the iPhone X, the user has to “actually” look at the phone. Well, some people may like the facial recognition system which may fit their use cases but to majority of the user’s, fingerprint reading system is still easier to use. Also, according to Apple tech pundits, the company could actually use a in-display fingerprint system in the future (maybe 2021).