Face recognition will probably be added to the Pixel 6 Pro

Face recognition will probably be added to the Pixel 6 Pro

Face recognition will probably be added to the Pixel 6 Pro

This October, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro were introduced with a fingerprint sensor under the display, but these products do not currently support facial unlocking. However, there is still hope that the Pro version of Google’s new flagship will be equipped with the feature in question; Because in the source code of Android 12L, there are references to the face recognition feature in the phone equipped with the Tensor chip. GSM Arena, information obtained from Android 12L code points to the Pixel smartphone’s ability to switch between facial recognition and fingerprint recognition to unlock the device. Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are the only phones in the Pixel series that use facial recognition to unlock the device; So the Android 12L code points to a newer device (probably the Pixel 6 Pro).

The Android 12L source code details the facial authentication method that will be considered an experimental feature on the Pixel 6 series. And this explains why the feature in question is not yet available to users.


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Regardless of whether Google decides to add facial recognition to the Pixel 6 Pro with Android 12L, it is possible that the Face Unlock feature will not be provided in the regular Pixel 6 model; Because the same code files for the base model Pixel 6 don’t include any reference to facial recognition for unlocking. This is a bit confusing; Because the Pixel 6 Pro version does not use any special hardware for facial recognition compared to the normal version.

Probably, Google will keep the facial recognition feature exclusive to the Pixel 6 Pro, and if this decision is true, it will be really ironic; Because Google mocked Apple a few years ago in one of its events and announced that the company from Cupertino offers the best features only in the high-end models of its phones.

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