We were a little disappointed by the lack of face unlock functionality on the Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro when they launched last year – but as work continues on the Pixel 7, it looks like the feature could make its way to older phones too.

Sources that speak to the generally trusted 9to5Google (opens in new tab) say engineers at Google are working on a face unlock feature for the Pixel 6 that uses its fingerprint sensor. The idea is that a fingerprint scan can be used in combination with a face scan when the face scan results are not conclusive enough.