Nokia 8 Sirocco, 7 plus and two others to gain face unlock via an update

25 June 2018

Face unlock is the new hotness and HMD wants in on the action, so “in the coming months” it will add it to its high-ranking phones with an OTA update. The following models will get it: Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 8, Nokia 7 plus and Nokia 6.1.

Considering the hardware present on these phones – or rather the lack thereof – this will be a pure image recognition system. If implemented well it can be convenient, though it doesn’t offer much security (unlike biometric methods).

Nokia 8 Sirocco Nokia 8 Nokia 7 plus Nokia 6.1
Nokia 8 Sirocco • Nokia 8 • Nokia 7 plus • Nokia 6.1

As for the rest of HMD’s Nokia lineup, nothing has been confirmed yet. The Nokia X6 seems like a good candidate, the others may be disqualified based on chipset (for fast unlock times, a good CPU and ISP are needed).

Source | Via

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