- New reports suggest the Pixel 6 Pro may never have face unlock.
- Google Germany told Caschys Blog that earlier Pixel phones would not support face unlock.
- Google has denied the Pixel 6 Pro’s feature for the first time.
- Google may delay face unlock for the Pixel 6 Pro.
- The older Pixel flagship may never get the function.
In addition to the usual fingerprint, PIN, password, or pattern screen lock methods, the Pixel 7 series includes face unlock. It’s a feature that was rumoured to be coming to the Pixel 6 series, specifically the Pro model. Despite appearing in the first Android 13 beta, the option has yet to make its way to the Tensor-powered device. According to a new report, we may never see face unlock on the Pixel 6 Pro.
Google Germany has confirmed to Caschys Blog that face unlock will not be available on older Pixel phones. This is the first time we’ve heard Google deny that the feature will be available on the Pixel 6 Pro.
However, the blog claims that Google’s meaning is unclear. It’s possible that Google does not intend to bring face-to-unlock to the Pixel 6 Pro right away and will do so later. It’s also possible that the feature will never make its way to the older Pixel flagship. In any case, Pixel 6 Pro owners may not notice much of a difference.
Face unlock is a class 1 biometric feature on the Pixel 7 series, as opposed to Apple’s Face ID feature, which uses the TrueDepth camera system to create a depth map of the face. As a result, it can only unlock the screen on the new Pixels and cannot be used as a payment or app login security verification method.