We really think the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will have face unlock

Face Unlock is a feature we thought might come to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro throughout their first year of supported life. We first saw the feature teased in marketing materials before the phones launched last October, only to be disappointed when each featured only fingerprint unlocking. We’ve since seen multiple reports of code that mentions face unlock for the Pixel 6 Pro, giving us firm hope that it could be coming to a Pixel feature drop. You know, it never happened.

this week, Mishal Rahman Evidence has surfaced that both the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will feature Face Unlock. The devices apparently popped up on the Google Play Console and revealed some specific features, including announced support for “android.hardware.biometrics.face”, which is Face Unlock.

My understanding is that with this support specifically listed on the Google Play Console, it would be odd not to have the feature. It sure looks like we’ll finally get Face Unlock, a necessary addition to lock screen security considering how bad Google’s recent in-display fingerprint readers have been.

For the specs published in this search, Rahman’s screenshot Note that the Pixel 7 has 8GB of RAM and a display with a 2400×1080 resolution. For the Pixel 7 Pro, we’re looking at 12GB of RAM and a display with a 3120×1440 resolution.

6 days away.

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