The face unlock security feature is one of the easiest things that OEMs can add to their devices. It might be a pre-built or delivered as a software update — face unlock can work on almost all devices, for as long as it has a front-facing camera and a capable chipset.
With that, HMD Global is going to upgrade some of their devices with such feature. Just recently, the company announced that they will be providing a face unlock update in select Nokia smartphones.
The devices on the list are the Nokia 6.1, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 8, and their current flagship device — Nokia 8 Sirocco. All of these devices already come with a fingerprint scanner on the back — so if you don’t like the upcoming update, you can just simply ignore it.
@deepalakshmii Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 plus and the new Nokia 6, as well as the Nokia 8 will get face unlock as an OTA update in the coming months
— Nokia Mobile (@Nokiamobile) June 23, 2018
Unlike the iPhone X or the new OPPO Find X — these Nokia devices don’t have a complex 3D face scanning technology. The update will only utilize the front-facing camera that these devices have.
A lot of companies have already been doing this on their devices. For one, the OPPO F7 has this feature working in its basic 25-megapixel selfie camera. And despite its lack of 3D sensors, its face unlock feature was proven to work really well based on our full review.
Nokia hasn’t provided us with an official launch date yet. However, they did say that it will be available as an over-the-air update “in the coming months”.
Source: Nokia Camp