As you can see, there are plenty of things that suggest it's the real deal, like the waterdrop notch, the same lockscreen that we saw in the official confirmation from OnePlus yesterday, and a front panel design similar to what we've already seen in the retail box leak.
OnePlus" tweet, which gives a teaser video of this feature, was posted with the statement "Incoming: "Top Secret Message". In an email, OnePlus even revealed that this feature will be called Screen Unlock.
According to Cnet, OnePlus has confirmed that its next phone, the OnePlus 6T, will have a fingerprint scanner installed underneath the display. The design could be similar to the Oppo R17 Pro, which has recently launched in China.
As seen in Vivo smartphones with in-display fingerprint sensor technology, a specific area on the lower side of screen doubles up as a biometric unit to recognise fingerprints.
Interestingly, OnePlus is going the Apple way and is getting rid of the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor altogether. The Face Unlocking display option will still be there, and users can choose from what are are convenient with.
'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'.
Pioneered by Vivo, which showed off a prototype phone with the technology at CES earlier this year, the in-screen reader has since appeared in a host of other Chinese handsets. This makes October 17 the likely unveiling date of the 6T (it is indeed a Wednesday).
OnePlus will unveil its next flagship once it completes six months after the launch of the OnePlus 6.