In-display fingerprint sensors are becoming more common on phones these days, so it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that the upcoming Google Pixel 6 could be adopting the feature as well.
This is according to a series of screenshots shared on Twitter by Android’s Hiroshi Lockheimer. The tweet was later deleted, but not before screenshots were captured and retweeted by XDA’s Mishaal Rahman. The screenshots show what appears to be the lockscreen of the Pixel 6 along with a small icon with a fingerprint design.
Hiroshi Lockheimer apparently posted (and then deleted) a screenshot from what's likely the Pixel 6 Pro (the image resolution was 1440×3200.) The phone is connected to Verizon 5G, likely the carrier's sub-6GHz network. Also shown is the position of the UDFPS.
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) August 24, 2021
According to Lockheimer’s tweet, he was just showing off wallpapers, but maybe he was secretly teasing us. Also, as Rahman points out, the screenshot shows the phone connected to Verizon’s 5G network, indicating that the Pixel 6 could have support for sub-6GHz 5G connectivity.
That being said, we suppose an in-display sensor was kind of obvious. The renders of the phone that Google had previously shared did not seem to give any indication of an external sensor, but this screenshot seemingly proves it. Google still hasn’t mentioned a date of when the phone will be launched, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled.