OnePlus ditched headphone jack to offer OnePlus 6T Screen Unlock - Android

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OnePlus ditched headphone jack to offer OnePlus 6T Screen Unlock - Android

It initially wanted to offer the same on the OnePlus 5T.

The upcoming OnePlus 6T is one of the much-awaited smartphones of the remaining year. It will be an upgraded variant of the previously unveiled OnePlus 6 but will be coming with a few significant changes. The biggest changes included in the OnePlus 6T are the implementation of in-display fingerprint scanner and removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack. And now ahead of the launch, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has shared views on the same.

In an interview with CNET, Lau said that the decision to remove 3.5mm headphone jack on the OnePlus 6T was one of the most difficult ones. It will be the first-ever OnePlus smartphone to come without a headphone jack which is something majority of its fans were against, as depicted by results of Twitter polls conducted by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei in past three years.

Despite such results, OnePlus opted to ditch the headphone jack which it had to do to make room for the OnePlus 6T in-display fingerprint scanner. It is being referred to as Screen Unlock by OnePlus where users will be able to unlock their phone by simply tapping on display instead of reaching out for the fingerprint scanner on the back panel. It makes the whole unlocking process faster and more convenient. It further eliminates the need of lifting one's phones every time a user wants to unlock the device which is something a typical user does numerous times in a day.

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08/10/2018 01:58 AM