The Pixel 6 Pro might still get Face Unlock with a future update, but the Pixel 6 likely won’t

Google’s new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro don’t have Face Unlock, with the in-display fingerprint scanner being the only biometric authentication option on both phones. We have seen multiple rumors and reports that Google originally planned to include Face Unlock on the Pixel 6 series, but decided against it at the last moment. Now a new finding suggests that Google might still bring Face Unlock to the Pixel 6 Pro in a future update.
Folks over at 9to5Google have found some new evidence within the Android 12L Beta update that suggests that Google hasn’t entirely given up on adding Face Unlock support on the Pixel 6 series. The publication has found the following strings in the device Settings app which hint at Pixel phones offering both face and fingerprint as biometric authentication options. Since the Pixel 4 was the only Google phone to offer Face Unlock, we’re speculating that these strings are likely referring to the Pixel 6 series.
<string name=”biometric_settings_use_face_or_finge…

Written By: Kishan Vyas

Original Article: https://www.xda-developers.com/pixel-6-pro-face-unlock-support-evidence/

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