- OnePlus’ Face Unlock feature was first introduced with the new OnePlus 5T.
- This third beta also has some other additions and bug fixes.
- The final Android Oreo release for the OnePlus 5 is due in early 2018.
The third OxygenOS Open Beta build, with support for Android 8.0 Oreo, for the OnePlus 5 is now available to download. As promised, this release adds the company’s new Face Unlock feature to the phone, after it debuted on the more recent OnePlus 5T.
Face Unlock uses the front-facing camera on the phone, along with special software, to identify your face with 100 identifiers so you can unlock it without typing in a code. In addition to this feature, this third Open Beta for the OnePlus 5 adds an app shortcut for the Recorder app on the phone’s launcher. It also includes some optimizations for vibration, fixes a connection issue with 5G Wi-Fi, and has a number of other unnamed bug fixes and improvements. Finally, this beta release includes the December 2017 Android security patches.
To install the latest Open Beta build, head over to the company’s support forums right here. Be aware that since this release is still considered a beta build, you might experience some bugs and issues if you do decide to install it on your OnePlus 5.
Both the OnePlus 5 and 5T are scheduled to receive their official Android Oreo updates sometime in early 2018. Both the older OnePlus 3 and 3T have already received their official Oreo updates.