Published: Wed, October 03, 2018
Tech | By Anita Cain

CEO lauds OnePlus 6T in-screen fingerprint while justifying headphone jack removal

CEO lauds OnePlus 6T in-screen fingerprint while justifying headphone jack removal

The exec also said that the OnePlus 6T wouldn't have wireless charging, arguing again that wired charging via the company's Dash Charge fast-charger is superior.

Despite Pete's confidence in the new design, OnePlus is set to face big backlash from its vocal community.

After you experience the Screen Unlock you'll fall in love with it. Just like the OnePlus 6, the upcoming OnePlus 6T will also lack IP certification.

However, he said he believed OnePlus fans would adore the new method of unlocking when the phone releases later this year. OnePlus always likes to offer front-mounted biometric sensors, but with the industry moving towards 18:9 displays, OnePlus had to place the scanner on the rear side below the camera module.

The images don't show a fingerprint sensor anywhere, which is in line with OnePlus' announcement that the 6T will have an in-display sensor. OnePlus had to cut everyone's favorite jack in order to make room for the new scanner, which takes the form of an image sensor embedded underneath the display of the OnePlus 6T. OnePlus earlier confirmed that the new smartphone will have this feature.

We unlock our phones multiple times a day, and Screen Unlock reduces the number of steps to complete the action. Notably, OnePlus is embedding this technology way ahead of brands such as Apple, Samsung and Google. "It's not cheap." He also noted that the new feature is also the reason for a missing headphone jack and that the smartphone is 0.45mm thicker than the OnePlus 6. These leaks come as OnePlus 6T is expected to launch globally on October 17.

Thanks to a bevy of leaks, and the announcements made by the company itself, a lot is already known about the OnePlus 6T. He termed that OnePlus always wants to keep its price bare minimum than competitors such as Samsung, Apple.

OnePlus 6T is expected to launch sometime this month, so keep an eye out for when the device launches officially. There is going to be the OnePlus square logo on the rear cover of the phone, under the camera module. Of course the phone is still priced well below other flagships so a US$20 is a small price to pay.

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