OnePlus 5 to get Face Unlock with Oreo update

OnePlus 5 Oreo Face Unlock

The OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T differ in couple of different ways, with one of the more interesting ones being the latter’s support for facial recognition. As it turns out, the company isn’t just restricting the feature to its latest smartphone.

As per screenshots shared by a user, OnePlus has included Face Unlock as part of its internal Android 8.0 Oreo Beta 2 build. To be clear, the brand hasn’t officially launched its beta program for the device yet. It had promised to do so towards the end of November for both the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T.

Other than Oreo, the internal build also indicates that there’ll be a fresh Settings and Notification panel UI, autofill passwords, notification timeout, picture-in-picture mode, Parallel Apps to make clones of supported applications like Facebook and Instagram, and adaptive icons. The Camera and Gallery apps have gotten a new look as well.

Also Read: OnePlus 5T gets its first update

The OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T are set to be promoted to Android 8.0 officially by early 2018. The OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T received the upgrade earlier this week after a couple of months of testing. Neither phone has been blessed with Face Unlock though, so it looks like the option is reserved for the firm’s 2017 flagships.

Speaking of the OnePlus 5T, it recently began getting its first update, less than a week since it went up for sale. Changes include optimizations for fingerprint and Face Unlock, enhanced accuracy for screen off gestures, the inclusion of the KRACK security patch, and better EIS during video recording.