OnePlus Two to Feature “Laser Focus” Fingerprint Reader

Fingerprint BiometricsAndroid smartphone developer OnePlus is gearing up to release a new version of its signature OnePlus One mobile device, released last year, reports James Peckham in a TechRadar article. Rumour has it that the OnePlus Two will feature more advanced hardware and biometric authentication.

According to GizmoChina, the new smartphone will be equipped with a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. That’s a significant improvement under the hood, but it’s also obviously more costly, and it isn’t yet clear how the OnePlus Two is going to be priced. It’s also not yet clear if the company will continue its mostly-invite-only sales process, which presumably was first adopted to help generate buzz for the OnePlus One.

Also important: The OnePlus Two will apparently have a “laser focus fingerprint identification system” built in. It’s not yet clear exactly what that means, but with the launch of multiple major mPayment platforms on the horizon – and especially Android Pay, as far as OnePlus is concerned – it’s going to be increasingly important to offer biometric authentication capabilities on mobile devices.

While the price remains an important question mark, improved processing and biometrics capabilities could prove to make the OnePlus Two a welcome addition to the mobile ecosystem.