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Confirmed One Plus 6T will feature in-screen fingerprint reader

While many leaks have emerged around OnePlus 6T, one of the most rumoured specification is that of the fingerprint scanner coming under the phone's screen. Unlike previous leaks and rumors, this time the information comes straight from OnePlus itself.

The Face Unlock feature works fine with all the flagship phones, but still many opt to have a fingerprint sensor.

According to OnePlus, we unlock our phones multiple times a day, and the new in-display screen unlock feature, it will help to reduce the number of steps to complete the action of unlocking the device. But an in-screen fingerprint reader has been a design holy grail, of sorts, for many handset makers for years.

Speaking to CNET, the company said that its implementation of the technology - now found on the likes of the Vivo Nex and Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS - will be unimaginatively branded "Screen Unlock".

The OnePlus 6T is also rumored to feature three rear-facing cameras and an affordable (at least, by today's flagships) $550 price tag.

OnePlus 6 users with a taste for experimental software can now update their phones to the latest OxygenOS Open Beta 2. We don't yet know what will be the objective of the third camera: it could be a telephoto lens, a super wide-angle lens or a dedicated black-and-white shooter (our bet is on a tele lens). The fingerprint unlock speeds are expected to be somewhere similar between OP6 and OP6T.OnePlus 6T is launching on October 17 this year, and the 2018 Apple iPhones are launching tomorrow on September 12. The technology has already been seen in several flagship products such as OPPO R17 and Vivo Nex, but is a first for OnePlus.

Obviously, we can't see the earbuds themselves in the photo, but at least we know that the new Bullets Wireless will feature the same "collar" design as the original Bullets Wireless did.

OnePlus also claims that it originally meant to include the technology in the OnePlus 5T, but ended up withdrawing from that idea due to quality concerns as "the technology wasn't mature enough to meet [its] standards for delivering a fast and smooth user experience". Since then, OnePlus confirmed that the OnePlus 6T is in the making and that it'll have a feature no iPhone has.