The Face Unlock feature in OnePlus 5 uses the front camera to enable facial recognition. Prior to installing the OxygenOS Open Beta 3 on your device, it is recommended that you backup all your data.
OnePlus has started rolling out the Face Unlock feature to OnePlus 5, as promised. The Chinese smartphone maker had indicated in early December that it would be bringing this highly awaited feature to OnePlus 5. This new feature arrives via the OxygenOS Open Beta 3 based on Android Oreo. The roll out of the beta build of Android Oreo-based OxygenOS has begun on OnePlus 5T.
The new OxygenOS Open Beta 3 version enables you make your OnePlus 5 a bit like the OnePlus 5T which was introduced in November 2017. The Face Unlock feature in OnePlus 5T uses the front camera to enable facial recognition. Prior to installing the OxygenOS Open Beta 3 on your device, it is recommended that you backup all your data. The company has offered a flashing guide to enable OnePlus 5 users install this new version easily. The ROM is also available for downloading on OnePlus’ website.
In addition to facial recognition, the beta version consists of an upgraded December security patch, optimizations in vibrations and a shortcut for the Launcher Recorder app. Also, there are general bug fixes and fixes related to connectivity issues on 5G Wi-Fi networks. The size of the updated package is 1.58GB.
The company is also planning to bring the Face Unlock feature to OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T which were launched in the year 2016. Recently, the company asked users for their views regarding the ongoing development to understand whether it was worth bringing this advanced feature to its dated smartphones. As of now, it is not clear as to when the final version of the Face Unlock feature will be released officially. However, the release of the latest Open Beta version indicates that the final build will be rolled out in the near future.