The OnePlus 6T will be the first smartphone of the company to incorporate a fingerprint reader under the screen . This has already been confirmed by the company itself on several occasions, including explaining the history behind this decision, and how it has come to choose this type of biometric system for its new flagship instead of betting on a fingerprint reader included in the body of the phone as in the case of
Today, we know new information about the OnePlus 6T and its on-screen fingerprint reader. As
OnePlus opts for the optical fingerprint reader in its new OnePlus 6T
Currently, there are two types of on-screen fingerprint readers used by manufacturers. On the one hand, there are the ultrasonics, and on the other, the opticians. The first type uses, as its name indicates, ultrasounds with the aim of creating a three-dimensional image of the user’s fingerprint. On the other hand, the opticians use light emitted by the OLED screen of the phone, to illuminate the fingerprint and thus detect the patterns that indicate that, indeed, it is the fingerprint of the user.
This does not mean, much less, that the OnePlus 6T fingerprint reader is not going to be safe, fast or accurate – although it probably does not reach the level of an ultrasonic reader. However, it will be a way to save costs for the company, while adopting a new technology called to be the standard within not too long. We will have to wait until we can prove for ourselves the new OnePlus phone to test the fingerprint reader and be able to leave doubts.
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