Talking about which models exactly will receive the update, Nokia said, "Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 plus and the new Nokia 6, as well as the Nokia 8". Although the particular date as to when the feature will arrive was not mentioned, the account confirmed that it will be coming in next few months.
HMD hasn't confirmed whether less expensive Nokia phones will receive the feature as well. Premium handsets from almost all smartphone manufacturers these days are equipped with the Face Unlock feature to offer better authentication capabilities and also safeguard the confidential data stored in smartphones.
HMD Global is following the footsteps of other OEMs as it revealed that four of its smartphones will soon come with the Face Unlock feature. While the likes of the Nokia 8 Sirocco often make all the headlines, there are some excellent midrange Nokia phones that are seriously worth considering, such as the Nokia 3.1, which Nokia has announced will be coming to the U.S.
The company reportedly offers face unlock via the Smart Unlock feature already, but this requires users to swipe up from the lock screen after recognition.
The Nokia 3.1 is unlocked for use on any GSM/LTE network. The Nokia X6 launched exclusively in China is the company's first smartphone to embrace the notch. Up front, it has a 16MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.
The smartphone is available in India for Rs 26,000 via Amazon and authorized Nokia resellers across the country.
Nokia was once the biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world but lost its appeal when it made a decision to overlook Android and start making Windows-powered smartphones. It ships with Oreo out of the box and this means that the device will be compatible with Android P that's due this year and the major platform update that comes next in 2019. This way, cost-conscious consumers still have a convenient biometric authentication solution, even if it's not as secure as a fingerprint.