Google Pixel 7 and Pro might support secure Face Unlock

In spite of abandoning its Face ID-like technology,  April reports suggested that Google was working on face recognition capabilities for its Pixel phones.

A few years back, Google unveiled their version of 3D face recognition technology.

Face Unlock on the Pixel 4 was just as safe as Face ID on the iPhone. It also included a radar component, which Apple does not.

The drawback was that Google had to alter the Pixel 4's appearance. The phone's appearance was inferior to the iPhone's notch.

The Pixel 4's large "forehead" bezel, which included all the Face Unlock components, was located at the top of the device.

After that, Google discontinued the feature in favour of a better hole-punch camera design for the Pixel.

The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will also include an all-screen design with a hole-punch selfie camera, similar to the Pixel 6 series.

In particular, it appeared that Google would choose 2D face recognition capability, which is a much less secure feature than Face ID.

As an alternative, we predicted Google would strengthen security by combining 2D Face Unlock with the under-display fingerprint sensor.

Next week, we'll discover everything there is to know about the security of facial recognition on the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.