HMD Global will soon push Face Unlock feature to four Nokia phones

HMD Global will soon push Face Unlock feature to four Nokia phones

HMD Global will soon push Face Unlock feature to four Nokia phones

Usually the only decent United States phones in this price range are found in Motorola's lineup, but the Nokia 3.1 is cheaper than anything from Motorola and should be a bit faster.

HMD Global CPO Juho Sarvikas has recently confirmed which current Nokia devices support Google ARCore, but a quick check of Google's official list shows a new device, the Nokia 6.1 Plus. Based on that it's likely that Nokia is referring to something a little more advanced along the lines of what Oppo, HTC and other manufacturers have baked in to their phones, which may work a little better - and faster - than what Google has employed in their implementation. Indeed, you could get four Nokia 3.1 for the cost of a single unlocked Galaxy S9, and still have cash left over. The Nokia 3 June update is 87.5 MB in size and you need to be on WiFi to download and install it. This is a 28nm SoC with eight Cortex A53 cores (four clocked at 1.5GHz and four at 1.0GHz) which gives it a decent speed advantage over say, the Snapdragon 427 in the $184 Moto E5 Play or $199 Moto G6 Play, which only have four Cortex A53 cores. The display is also using older Gorilla Glass 3.

The 3.1 also comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

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Nokia devices run stock Android, which means Oreo right now. The feature can be fooled easily by a photo or a video of the person and hence the fingerprint sensor is used more to unlock the devices as it provides a more secure option.

We also know that the above phones will be receiving the Android P update, as Nokia had confirmed while launching them. Nokia promises two years of major OS updates and three years of security updates for everything.

It's still not clear how Nokia is going to implement the face unlock, as there are ways to make it more effective and secure without needing the hardware. It will be available from Amazon and Best Buy.

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