A teardown shows the camera module behind the OnePlus 6T screen. It also shows how the screen at the sensor’s location is transparent to allow the light of the fingerprint to pass through and thus enable authentication of users.
The teardown of YouTube channel JerryRigEverything shows that the camera sensor with a chip is right behind the screen. The transparent cut-out in the screen, which is not visible during normal use, is smaller than the fingerprint scanner of previous OnePlus devices. Presumably, it is a wide-angle lens that, despite the small hole, thanks to the large angle of view, can capture enough data from the finger to recognize the user successfully.
The hardware does not state which brand the scanner is, but presumably, it is about a Goodix scanner. There is ‘GM185’ on the hardware, a type number that can be linked to the Chinese manufacturer of fingerprint scanners. Among others, Synaptics makes the same kind of scanners.
The teardown also shows the mechanical operation of the notification switch on the side. The operation seems similar to that of the OnePlus 6. The 6T comes out this week. The Chinese manufacturer announced its latest smartphone last week.