Face unlock is coming to new Nokia 6 and 7 Plus in 'coming months'

The onetime mobile phone giant is catching up.

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The new Nokia 6 and 7 Plus will soon be getting face unlock capability.

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Nokia says you'll soon be able to unlock a handful of its phones with your face.

Nokia confirmed in a tweet, spotted by Android Headlines, that face unlock technology is coming to at least four of its devices in an over-the-air update in "the coming months." The company said the  Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus , Nokia 6 and Nokia 8 will get the update.

Nokia is playing catchup when it comes to face unlock technology. Apple debuted Face ID with the iPhone X , and Android phones like Samsung's Galaxy S9 and Huawei's Honor 7A and 7C also have facial recognition features that unlock phones with the front-facing camera.

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