Google Pixel 6: fingerprint sensor under the screen?

Google Pixel 6: fingerprint sensor under the screen?

When will Google introduce the Google Pixel 6? If last year’s calendar were to stick, the Pixel 5 was unveiled on September 30 , although it’s true that 2020 was an outlier in many ways. The Pixel 4, meanwhile, was unveiled on October 15, 2019 . And the Pixel 3? October 9, 2018 . Thus, everything points to the fact that in just over a month we will finally experience the presentation of the new top of the Google range .

In the meantime, however, we have already been finding out some data about it . We’ve known for months, for example, that the Pixel 6 will mark the debut of Google Tensor , the company’s-designed SoC. We also know that, following the trend opened by Apple and already adopted by other manufacturers, it will not include a charger . And, although leaks of this type must always be taken with some skepticism, we already have part of the technical specifications of both the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro:

Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro: Technical Specifications

Google Pixel 6 (Oriel)Google Pixel 6 Pro (Raven)
ScreenAMOLED 6.4 inchesPlastic OLED 6.71 inches 1,440 x 3,200 pixels
SoCGoogle TensorGoogle Tensor
RAM8 gigabytes12 gigabytes
Storage128 Gb / 256 Gb128 Gb / 256 Gb / 512 Gb
Connectivity5G, WiFi 6E5G, WiFi 6E
Battery4,614 milliamps5,000 milliamps
Main chamber50 megapixels (wide angle)12 megapixels (ultra wide angle)50 megapixels (wide angle)40 megapixels (telephoto)12 megapixels (ultra wide angle)
Frontal camera8 megapixels12 megapixels
OSAndroid 12Android 12

And now, by surprise, it seems that Hiroshi Lockheimer, vice president of Android at Google, would have accidentally leaked a couple more data about the Pixel 6. Accidentally because he shared, on Twitter, a screenshot taken with a Pixel 6 (possibly the model Pro). And the case is that image had more of the expected phone than he should have thought at first. Upon realizing it, I delete the tweet   but, of course, we already know what social networks are like. Mishaal Rahman, editor of XDA Developers, had time to capture and post in a tweet 

The most striking thing about the image is, without a doubt, the footprint that is shown on the screen. A fingerprint that, on the lock screen, makes a clear allusion to the fingerprint unlocking system. Something that leads us to think, of course, that Google would have opted for an under-screen fingerprint sensor for the Pixel 6 . And it is that we cannot think of another reason for that image to be displayed there, unless it is an indicator that at that precise moment the fingerprint sensor is being used, which is located in another part of the phone. But what is the point of taking a screenshot right at that moment? None.

Google Pixel 6: fingerprint sensor under the screen?

Thus, a technology that in principle would not have finished convincing Apple, as we told you a few days ago , could nevertheless have convinced those of the search engine. Which makes us wonder, of course, if they have had different providers, or if, despite being the same, each of the two companies has different standards for their smartphones . However, we will still have to wait for the launch of the Google Pixel 6 to confirm it.

Another interesting detail of the capture is its resolution, 1,440 x 3,200 points . According to Rahman, this would indicate that it is the Pro model, so we have already been able to add its screen resolution to the technical specifications that we have so far.

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