Pixel 6 Pro fingerprint sensor accidentally revealed in screenshot (report)


Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have a rapidly dwindling collection of secrets after the company revealed numerous details about the flagships ahead of their official launch.

One detail that has yet to be revealed is the biometric login method for phones. At least he doesn’t have officially been announced. Google Senior Vice President of Android Hiroshi Lockheimer may have accidentally given us the answer in a now-deleted tweet that shows a fingerprint icon on the lock screen, something that only shows up for phones with a sub-display fingerprint reader (via TechRadar).

The screenshot is probably from a Pixel 6 Pro due to the WQHD + 3200 x 1440 pixel resolution. The phone was connected to Wi-Fi and Verizon’s 5G network, although the signal indicator does not reflect whether it is a signal below 6Ghz or mmWave.

In the tweet, Lockheimer was trying to draw attention to the new Material You design language in Android 12, showing off a new wallpaper he created from Google Photos. Considering the quick tweet removal and the difference between the placement of the fingerprint sensor and that of existing phones eligible for Android 12, it does look like the Pixel 6 Pro. The tweet was captured by Mishaal Rahman of XDA Developers before being deleted.

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We knew from previous images that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro had ditched the rear fingerprint reader, but that left open the possibility of Google reverting to a facial recognition system like on the Pixel 4. That possibility somewhat improbable can now be safely ruled out. outside.

This will be good news for most Pixel fans, as facial ID presents a number of issues beyond the current mask difficulties. Many apps and services have been slow to adopt facial ID as an acceptable sign-in method, making a fingerprint reader the preferred biometric sign-in at the moment.

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro do not yet have a confirmed launch date, Google has only indicated that they will arrive this fall, but are expected to arrive in early October.


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