OnePlus CEO talks about how the in-display FP reader led to the removal of the jack

October 2nd, 2018   decode   news

OnePlus has officially confirmed a couple of things about the upcoming OnePlus 6T – that it will have an in-display fingerprint reader and that it will lack a 3.5mm headphone jack. It turns out these two are connected.

In a lengthy interview co-founder and CEO Pete Lau says that removing the 3.5mm jack was necessary in order to free up room for the in-display FP reader (which the company calls Screen Unlock).

This echoes Apple’s justification of removing the jack to make room for the Taptic Engine. Apple lead the way to jack-less phones, but Android makers were eager to follow…

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