Google has come up with an intriguing concept that blends fingerprint and facial recognition technology. The Pixel 6 series of smartphones may have the capability to scan your face in the future to enhance fingerprint scanning.

THE PIXEL 6 COULD SCAN Both Faces and Fingerprints. Google is reportedly implementing this feature through a future update, according to a report by 9to5Google . How precisely would this operate? The phone would scan your face, and if it could partially recognize you, it would greatly reduce the requirements for a fingerprint match.

That would simplify the process of unlocking your phone and eliminate all of the issues with the Pixel 6s’ fingerprint sensors. Just to be clear, Android 13 has significantly improved them.

Advertisement In this manner, Google would not require any extra hardware, nor would this significantly affect battery life. Even though Google has been testing facial scanning for a while, they decided not to incorporate it so far owing to the battery drain.

The Pixel 6, 6 Pro, and 6a would all be compatible with this. This functionality may end up on all three of those smartphones if Google is satisfied with the results of its testing.

DPAF FACIAL SCANNING COULD BE AVAILABLE WITH THE PIXEL 7 SERIES On the other hand, the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro phones might possibly have a proper facial scanning feature. They would both make use of their front-facing cameras. They allegedly employ DPAF (dual-pixel auto-focus).

Advertisement As the Pixel 6 does not support it, the DPAF approach has been long-rumored for the Pixel 6 Pro. The battery hit was too great, therefore Google didn’t seem to be able to make it work. However, it might be offered by the Pixel 7 series.

However, of course, nothing is confirmed by this. We’ll just have to wait and see whether Google decides to forgo facial scanning on the Pixel 7 smartphones as well. Reminder: The two phones are scheduled to be on sale in the first part of October.

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