In the mobile space, Apple’s Face ID has been able to stand out among other smartphones’ as it takes a real face to unlock a device
While there have been several Android devices that use the face ID feature; there is literally no such device without basic face detection that can be easily fooled around with a photo. Unlike the Apple smartphones that require a real face to unlock, you can easily manipulate most Android devices that use the face ID with an alternative, such as a person’s image on paper.
To date, Android phone makers who’ve wanted to include face recognition have had to craft their own security solutions or else basic face detection that you can fool with a photo. Soon, however, it might be relatively commonplace. According to new discoveries, it appears that an early Android Q version has support for hardware face recognition. It wouldn’t just be used for signing into your phone, either, as it could also authorize purchases and sign into apps. It would largely be parallel to the Face ID system found in Apple’s most recent iPhones, just with more flexibility as expected of a more viable smartphone.
With so much said about the hardware already, it is important to know that, there is no certainty that the proposed feature will reach the finished version of Android Q, which history suggests could arrive in late summer. If it does, though, it could significantly expand the availability of secure face recognition on Google-powered devices. Furthermore, it has come to notice that most of the smartphone brands usually lacks the funding for custom-built biometric tech.
If the high-funding was not a thing at all, then the hardware would rather be available to any brand that can afford to include depth sensors and similar hardware in their phones, and make it more a question of which device you want rather than having to make compromises.