According to xda-developers forum there’s evidence that face unlock is in the works lurking within a commit published back in July. Specifically mentioning “face unlock” and the Tensor SoC’s “gs101” internal name, the commit stresses that there’s currently a power usage issue with the feature. The commit suggests face unlock is overutilizing CPU resources when not required, potentially impacting battery life. This could be main reason why Google decided to forego face unlock on the Pixel 6 series on launch day.

It’s potentially great news for those who hate the Pixel 6’s fingerprint sensor, but we will see how it will work in our current typical “mask on face” environment.

Recommendations

Developer:

Wait for release of changes.

QA engineer:

Wait for release of changes.

PM/DM:

Wait for release of changes.

Leave a comment