Google flip-flopped on the face unlock/fingerprint reader debate, however seemingly settled on having a bodily fingerprint reader. Then Pixel 6 and 6 Professional leaks promised the return of face unlocking, just for the official unveiling to make no point out of it. That will have been a final minute change.
XDA Acknowledged Developer Freak07 noticed some related supply code within the Pixel 6 sequence kernel. Again in July there was a patch that decreased energy utilization throughout face unlocking, a characteristic code named “Tuscany”.
The patch decreased the time the CPU cores spend at a excessive frequency and solely actually pushed them through the recognition stage. It seems to be just like the TPU contained in the Tensor chipset was going to do a lot of the heavy lifting (that’s its distinctive characteristic).
For no matter motive, face unlock is just not accessible on the Pixel 6 duo. Perhaps work on the characteristic didn’t full in time for launch and will probably be completed and delivered to consumer in a future Pixel characteristic drop. Perhaps.