Inch by inch, the OnePlus 2 is slowly coming into view. For weeks now OnePlus has been teasing us with details about its upcoming new flagship, from its choice of SoC to news about the phone’s selling price. Last week we heard about the presence of a reversible USB type-C connector, and later got a firm date for the OnePlus 2’s full launch event: July 27. Of course, we’ve got weeks to go until then, and plenty that’s yet to be confirmed about the phone, giving OnePlus ample opportunity to reveal even more specs. Today it shares the latest, confirming plans to give the OnePlus 2 a fingerprint scanner.
With the OnePlus 2, OnePlus claims the fingerprint scanner is no afterthought, no hardware bolted on late the design phase just to give the phone an extra feature. Instead, the manufacturer insists that it took its time considering its options, and after deciding that a fingerprint scanner wasn’t the right fit for last year’s OnePlus One, it finally makes sense to embrace such hardware for the phone’s follow-up.
OnePlus reports that its system is “lightning quick” with “one of the fast sensors on the market,” outperforming Apple’s TouchID. We’ve yet to see just how OnePlus plans to implement its system, and while there’s the possibility OnePlus is overselling just how speedy and accurate it ultimately is, we’ll wait for some first-hand accounts before we pass judgment.