The Pixel 6 may have an under-display fingerprint sensor to unlock it with the face unlock feature

By TechThop Team

Posted on: 20 Aug, 2022

A facial recognition feature is still in the works for the Pixel 6. A future device, such as the Pixel 7 series, is expected to benefit from this feature as well.

An industry report indicates Google may be considering using under-display fingerprint sensors with face unlock.

According to sources, this approach is energy-efficient and should work for a wide range of Pixel smartphones.

As previously reported, the Pixel 6 Pro was rumored to feature face unlock, but the feature was reportedly pulled soon after launch.

The 9to5Google report claims that Google is developing a face unlock that also uses fingerprint sensors under the display.

Smartphones reportedly work by lowering the recognition threshold for fingerprint sensors when they partially recognize faces.

As per the report, fingerprint matching accuracy requirements will be significantly reduced.

As far as we know, this new feature does not require any new hardware to function properly.

According to reports, Google is testing the face unlock feature on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro as a result of this approach.

A report suggests that the face unlock feature could also be used on the Pixel 6a and other Google a-series smartphones.

There is also a possibility that the upcoming Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro could use this feature as well. This approach is also said to be more energy-efficient than traditional face unlocking.

According to the report, this could be Google's ploy to make the most of Pixel 6 smartphones' under-display sensor.

As a result, the sensor's recognition speed is sluggish compared to that of other flagship smartphones, like Samsung's Galaxy S22. As of yet, Google hasn't officially announced plans to introduce facial recognition-based systems for its Pixel smartphones.

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