Google has announced that its new Pixel 8 series will include Face Unlock authentication for banking and secure apps. The previous Pixel models did not have this feature, as it relied on dedicated hardware. The inclusion of new sensors and machine learning algorithms in the Pixel 8 series allows customers to make NFC payments and sign in to secure apps using Face Unlock. Google is late to the game in implementing this feature, but there is still a range of other features on the Pixel 8 series that make it worth upgrading for current Pixel users. Google has not specified if Face Unlock has been improved to work in low-light conditions, so users may still need to use their PIN or fingerprint in certain scenarios. The Pixel 8 series can be pre-ordered now and will be available from October 12.
The Google Pixel 8 can finally leverage Face Unlock for payments