Previously available only on the OnePlus 5T – and it was eventually implemented on the OnePlus 5 too – the company’s Face Unlock feature is coming to the OnePlus 3 and 3T as well. It’s great to see that OnePlus is bringing the feature to these 2016 flagship phones.
The co-founder of OnePlus, Carl Pei, confirmed this in an interview with CNET. According to Pei, the Face Unlock feature will be rolled out to the OnePlus 3 and 3T in a future beta update. “There’s no reason to withhold features we can easily implement,” Pei told CNET.
Considering the fact that the OnePlus 3 and 3T do not have the same camera systems as the OnePlus 5 and 5T, it’ll certainly be interesting to see how the Face Unlock feature will perform on these older flagship phones. Chances are, it should be pretty good – OnePlus is known for its excellent software experience, after all.
Although the OnePlus 3 and 3T will not be updated beyond Android 8.0 Oreo, we imagine the Face Unlock feature will be appreciated still.
If you’d like to learn more about the OnePlus 3, check out our comprehensive review of the phone right here. Although Pei did not give any specific timeframe for the Face Unlock feature to arrive on these 2016 phones, we reckon it won’t take too long.