OnePlus teases ‘Crackables’ event; Hints at partnership with Google

OnePlus teases ‘Crackables’ event; Hints at partnership with Google

OnePlus is prepping up its OnePlus 6T smartphone launch. The handset is expected to make its debut in the next couple of months, with the final date yet to be announced. It appears like the company wishes to ease fans’ anticipation. Just ahead of its OnePlus 6T launch, the smartphone manufacturer is starting to tease a new ‘Crackables’ event. The firm has gone on to hint at a collaboration with search-giant Google. The company took to its official social media platform to announce its upcoming event.

In the post online, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer announced that they will be hosting a new contest. It appears to be a game of sorts, which will apparently be centered around hacking or codebreaking, reports 9to5 Google. However, details regarding the same are quite vague at the moment. What’s even more interesting about the upcoming event is the fact that it is built in collaboration with Google. The company empathizes on its main page that the project was “created with our friends at Google.” As mentioned previously, details about what role Google is playing in the contest are unclear at the moment. Official announcements will commence when the event kicks off on September 18, 8 a.m. (EST). The company even posted a video later that gives us a glimpse into what the contest involves.

As far as OnePlus 6T is concerned, sometime earlier last week there were a few images of the apparent device that had surfaced online. OnePlus 6T smartphone seemed to have been featuring a new fingerprint sensor, which was embedded right under the display. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer later confirmed that the handset will, indeed be carrying an under-the-display fingerprint sensor. In an official statement to CNET, the firm gave a confirmation regarding the same. However, OnePlus 6T won’t be the first Android smartphone to sport such an ability. The official OnePlus statement read:
We unlock our phones multiple times a day, and Screen Unlock reduces the number of steps to complete the action. By adding this feature as an addition to other display unlocking options such as Face Unlock, users will have options to unlock the display in a way that is most efficient for them.”

If reports are believed to be true, OnePlus has been attempting to introduce this technology since quite a long time. In fact, they originally planned on packing their OnePlus 5T smartphone with this ability. However, for reasons unknown, the plan didn’t work out as they had hoped for.

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