OnePlus CEO Pete Lau details "Fingerprint sensor" feature on OnePlus 6T

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OnePlus6T is confirmed to sport an in-display fingerprint sensor and CEO Pete Lau has detailed the efforts the company had to undergo before introducing it on the OnePlus 6T, and the technicalities of the new sensor. 

 

 

The optical sensor was in the research lab for over a year and was first expected to be introduced on the OnePlus 5T.  But, because the tech did not meet OnePlus' standards back then, the company decided against it. Lau has also confirmed that the OnePlus 6T will not support fast charging or be IP certified.

“After you experience the Screen Unlock you'll fall in love with it, realize that it's the experience that you wanted. “Said Lau. He added that it was a tough decision to remove the headphone jack.

“A tremendous amount of time and effort has gone into pioneering an in-display fingerprint sensor powerful enough to forever change the way you interact with your phone,” said Lau in a blog post.

“It all starts with a new optical fingerprint module, which houses a small lens that can accurately register your fingerprint as it presses down on the cover glass. The screen is used as a light source to enhance the outline of your fingerprint, enabling the sensor to accurately read its exact dimensions and shape. We use a dedicated ‘Trust Zone’ found in the Qualcomm® Snapdragon 845 to store your fingerprint information, which serves as an isolated virtual space for the sake of confidentiality. Whenever Screen Unlock is used, your fingerprint is compared to the information stored in the Trust Zone to ensure authenticity and actively defend against false patterns.” Lau explained the features.

The OnePlus 6T is expected to launch on October 17, and leaked renders suggest a vertical dual camera setup, as well as a water drop-shaped notch. Lau has also confirmed that the OnePlus 6T will not sport a headphone jack. It is tipped to sport a 6.4-inch Optic AMOLED full-HD+ display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with 6GB and 8GB RAM options and up to 256GB of onboard storage. The smartphone is also reported to have a 3,700mAh battery that will be larger in capacity over the 3,300mAh battery available on the OnePlus 6. Moreover, the OnePlus 6T is expected to run Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box.

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