The OnePlus 6T Has a Less-Good In-Screen Fingerprint Scanner

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In a post on the Chinese social networking site Weibo, OnePlus has revealed a bit more info about the promised in-screen fingerprint scanner on its upcoming 6T handset – and it’s not amazing news.

According to Techradar, the champion of budget flagships mentioned that the new phone has a “light-sensitive” in-screen fingerprint scanner, which almost certainly means it’s the optical kind, not the better ultrasonic sort. Both types allow your fingerprint to be read through the screen, which admittedly is very cool and we probably shouldn’t complain – but optical scanners can only create a 2D picture of your digit (by bouncing light off it), while ultrasonic ones do a 3D picture using – you guessed it – ultrasound.

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