Moto Face Unlock hits Play Store, may not be compatible with your phone

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  • The Moto Face Unlock app has surfaced on the Google Play Store.
  • The app should offer an easy way for Lenovo to keep facial recognition functionality updated and bug-free.
  • Don’t expect the same level of sophistication as face unlock efforts from Apple and Samsung.

Many Moto phones already have pre-installed facial recognition functionality, but the brand has decided to bring a new Moto Face Unlock app to the Play Store anyway (h/t: Android Police).

The app appears to use only the single front camera for authentication, so don’t expect anything as advanced as Apple’s Face ID or even Samsung’s Intelligent Scan technology. Nevertheless, you’ll need to visit your device’ security settings menu to give the feature a try, Lenovo says on the Play Store listing.

In theory, the Moto Face Unlock app means Lenovo can update the function’s speed and reliability without actually pushing out a full-fledged system update. In fact, the app listing notes “performance improvements and minor bug fixes” in this version of the app already.

As for compatibility, PhoneArena reports that the app is available on the Moto G6, Moto G6 Play, Moto G6 Plus, Moto Z3, Moto Z3 Play, and Moto X4. So if you’ve got a Moto E-series device or an older Moto Z phone, it seems like you’re out of luck for now.

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