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Google Pixel 6 Pro's in-display fingerprint reader accidentally leaked by company executive

The tweet was taken down soon after.

August 26, 2021 / 02:04 PM IST

Google’s upcoming Pixel 6 series has been one of the most leaked smartphone series this year. And while Google still provided some details about the device, including its design, there are still a lot of details that haven’t been confirmed. However, the most recent leak confirms that the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will feature an in-display fingerprint reader.

The feature was revealed by Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google’s Senior Vice President of Platforms and Ecosystems, who uploaded a tweet showcasing an in-display fingerprint reader. XDA Developers managed to capture a screenshot of the tweet before it was taken down.

According to XDA Developers, the image resolution appeared to be 1440 x 3200 pixels. XDA Developers also noted that the device used to upload the tweet was indeed the Pixel 6 Pro, which was connected to Verizon 5G, likely the carrier's sub-6GHz network. The tweet also displayed the position of the fingerprint reader.

Google previously revealed the design of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, which clearly indicated the lack of a fingerprint reader on the back. This will be the first time Google adopts an under-display fingerprint reader on a Pixel smartphone.

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This year, the Pixel 6 Pro will sport a 6.7-inch Quad HD+ OLED display with a hole-punch camera cutout. The phone will be powered by the company’s in-house Tensor SoC and run-on Android 12 out-of-the-box. The display is also expected to feature a 120Hz refresh rate.
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first published: Aug 26, 2021 02:04 pm
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