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OnePlus 6's Face Unlock Gets Fooled by a Photo

A Twitter user has recently posted a video of him and his friend fooling OnePlus 6’s face recognition feature with a life-size printed photograph of his face.

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Updated:May 31, 2018, 2:27 PM IST
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OnePlus 6's Face Unlock Gets Fooled by a Photo
OnePlus 6's Face Unlock Gets Fooled by a Photo (Image: Siddhartha Sharma/ News18.com)
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Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has recently launched its much-awaited smartphone, OnePlus 6 in India. The flagship carries all the essential specifications, as well as features like face unlock and a notch display. Earlier, OnePlus had also started to roll out the Face Unlock feature to OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T devices. The feature rollout was part of the OxygenOS 5.0.3 update, which also brought the Android security patch for May 2018. However, recent reports show that it's not as secure as other security options. In fact, one owner has shown that a printed photo is enough to bypass OnePlus' face unlock. A Twitter user, who goes by the handle @rikvdujin, recently posted a video of him and his friend fooling OnePlus 6’s face recognition feature with a life-size printed photograph of his face. “I printed my face to unlock my OnePlus 6 for the lulz... it worked,” said the video caption on Twitter. What’s worse is that the Face Unlock feature is said to work even with a Black and White printed face. “Black and White also work,” said the user when asked by others in later tweets. While releasing a statement to a news website, OnePlus 6 said, "We are investigating this matter and it will take some time to resolve it." Nonetheless, the company has asked users to use password/ PIN/ fingerprint for security.




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To recall, the OnePlus 6 features a notched 6.28-inch full HD+ (2280 x 1080) display, with an aspect ratio of 19:9. The OnePlus 6 is the first official smartphone in India to get the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC that has a maximum clock speed of 2.8 GHz. This is what makes the OnePlus 6 a super fast smartphone as well. Along with the flagship Qualcomm processor, the OnePlus 6 comes backed its two RAM options of 6GB and 8GB and storage variants of 64GB, 128GB and 256 GB. This combination depends on the variant that you will choose.

On the optics front the OnePlus 6 sports a dual-camera module as its primary camera with one sensor of 16-megapixel with f/1.7 aperture and a supported camera module of 20-megapixel. The 16-megapixel camera now comes with Optical Image Stabilisation and EIS. The camera is also now capable of shooting 4K videos at 60 FPS. There is, of course, a portrait mode on the OnePlus 6 with advanced HDR capabilities as well. The front camera of the OnePlus 6 is also a 16-megapixel camera with a f/2.0 aperture and EIS enabled for stable selfies.

OnePlus 6 does retain the Face Unlock feature and the fingerprint sensor of the OnePlus 5T and a similar 3300 mAh battery with DASH charging support. The OnePlus 6 runs on OxygenOS based Android 8.1. There is also OnePlus’ signature Alert Slider on the device but the position of this alert slider that switches the phone between silent, vibrate and ring mode has moved from the left edge of the device to the right on the OnePlus 6.

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