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OnePlus 5T receives Face Unlock Assistive Lighting with OxygenOS 4.7.6 OTA update

The update is still rolling out in phases, and will reach all users in the coming days.

  • Published: December 28, 2017 3:28 PM IST
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After releasing the OxygenOS 4.7.5 update for OnePlus 5T just last week, OnePlus has rolled out OxygenOS 4.7.6 starting this week. At 86MB, the update is currently rolling out for users around the globe in a phased manner. In case you haven’t received the update, you would by the end of this year (which is three days away). OnePlus has said that it will begin a broader rollout in the coming days.

OxygenOS 4.7.6 brings several new features, and also updates the OnePlus 5T with December 2017 security patches. Since OxygenOS 4.7.4, OnePlus has been rolling camera improvements with the update, and the current update includes them too. This update promises to stabilize the camera performance and improves the clarity of selfie images in low light. There are also some performance improvements for third-party camera apps. The update brings improvements to expanded screenshot, and Wi-Fi display.

While those are improvements, the update also adds a new feature, which is Face Unlock Assistive Lighting. This feature can be found under the Face Unlock menu in the Settings app. In situations where the camera cannot recognize your face, the screen will light up to help the camera recognize your face. This feature would be very useful in low-light situations.

Though, OnePlus has rolled out this feature to the smartphone, the company is apparently on the verge of being sued due to Face Unlock Assistive Lighting. A recent report alleges that OnePlus’ face unlock feature infringed on patents by SensibleVision, a company specializing in facial recognition and biometric authentication technology. A formal lawsuit is yet to be filed.

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  • Published Date: December 28, 2017 3:28 PM IST