Underneath the display is a fingerprint sensor — the first of its kind for a smartphone available in the US.
To accommodate narrower bezels, most smartphone makers moved the fingerprint sensor to the back of the phone, including OnePlus with its previous devices.
The OnePlus 6T is the first smartphone widely available in the US that comes with a fingerprint sensor hidden underneath the display. So far, it’s worked surprisingly well, and there don’t seem to be many compromises compared with a more traditional fingerprint sensor.
The only time the in-display fingerprint sensor posed a problem was in bright, direct sunlight, affecting the way it works. But when the fingerprint sensor faced any issues, I could rely on the extremely quick facial recognition to unlock the phone.