31 January 2019
HMD led Nokia has announced that it will start rolling out face unlock feature for of its smartphones like Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 8. As per the company it is rolling out this feature via an OTA update.
In response to a customers’ query on Twitter, Nokia mentioned that “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” however there was no timeline associated with this announcement.
@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
The face-unlock feature, though not highly accurate as compared to biometrics (like fingerprint sensor), is highly popular amongst Android users these days. However, unlike the 3D face recognition system on iPhone X, it is just an image recognition technology that works on most budget smartphones.
Nokia had a month back announced that its phones will be receiving Android P, however, there was no date announced for this too. So it may be a case that the Face-unlock feature on Nokia phones may come along with Android P.
In a related news, Google has added Nokia 7 Plus to its list of ARCore supported devices. It joins 39 other smartphones that include Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 8 Sirocco. The Nokia 7 Plus also features in the list of compatible devices for ARCore app on Google Play Store. Nokia’s Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas also tweeted about the same. He also mentioned that ARCore for Nokia 8 will also be enabled soon.
ARCore is Google’s platform for building augmented reality experiences. The platform was designed to work on a wide variety of qualified Android phones.
Download the ARCore app from below -
ARCore | Android | Play Store, Free
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