The OnePlus 5T was released within just 5 months from the OnePlus 5, which left many OnePlus 5 owners disappointed for not having the tiny bezels and face unlock that was featured on the OnePlus 5T. As the face unlock is a software feature on the OnePlus 5T, the company have been getting a lot of requests asking them to bring it to the OnePlus 5.
Due to popular demand, Face Unlock is coming for the OnePlus 5. Thanks for the feedback, and merry Christmas! 🎅🎄🎁
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) December 24, 2017
In response, OnePlus CEO Mr. Carl Pei has confirmed on Twitter that the OnePlus 5 will indeed get the face unlock feature in a future software update.
No specific date has been provided as to when to expect the rollout and whether older OnePlus models will get the feature (which is very unlikely!).