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OnePlus 6T teaser shows off ‘Screen Unlock’ in-display fingerprint scanner

The smartphone is due to launch in the second half of October.

  • Published: October 4, 2018 5:56 PM IST
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OnePlus is gearing up to launch the new flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 6T. Successor to the OnePlus 6, the new smartphone is expected to come with upgrades in the form of a waterdrop style notch, an in-display fingerprint scanner, and it will finally be ditching the 3.5mm legacy headphone jack. The company has already started teasing the smartphone, and the latest one on Twitter shows off the in-display scanner.

The company CEO Pete Lau has already talked about it in an interview with CNET, and also explained the engineering behind it on OnePlus Forums. It will simply be called Screen Unlock, and the company claims that it will be faster than other solutions available out there. The Twitter teaser video shows the bottom portion with the in-display scanner lighting up for a couple of seconds and goes off. It has a caption, “A key innovation lies just beneath the surface. Prepare for the #OnePlus6T.”

Pete Lau also stressed on the fact that the additional space created by removing the headphone jack has been used to accommodate the in-display scanner. He believes with people now opting for Bluetooth headphones, it seems to be right time to ditch the legacy audio connector and make way for newer technologies.

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Also, the company will be increasing the battery capacity to offer better battery life. The OnePlus 6T is expected to come with a Snapdragon 845 SoC with an octa-core CPU, up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage.

With Samsung and Apple introducing 512GB storage models, we won’t be surprised to see OnePlus offering up to 512GB storage too. And while there were rumors that the smartphone will come with triple rear cameras, the leaked renders still hint at a dual camera module.

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  • Published Date: October 4, 2018 5:56 PM IST