The rumors and leaks around the upcoming Google Pixel 6 are increasing. Now there’s new evidence that the Pixel 6 could finally feature an in-display fingerprint sensor.
It’s no secret that Google will introduce new products in the coming months. According to rumors, the new Pixel Buds earbuds will be presented as early as mid-April. In June, the then could Google pixel 5a are revealed, followed by the new Google pixels 6 later in the year.
And it is precisely this last-mentioned smartphone that, after only a few days ago, information was published in Google’s latest camera app, there is now a new, interesting discovery. Google could plan a major improvement for the new generation. While previous Pixel smartphones from Google like the Pixel 5 were equipped with a fingerprint sensor on the back, the Google Pixel 6 could finally have a fingerprint sensor under the display. XDA Developers discovered evidence of this in the second developer preview of Android 12. There is a new class called “UdfpsControllerGoogle”, where “Udfps” should stand for “under-display fingerprint scanner”.
This should not be taken as proof that the successor to the Google Pixel 5 will definitely come with a fingerprint sensor on the display. After all, Google is developing its mobile operating system not only for its own smartphones but also for many other manufacturers. And many of them have been using a fingerprint sensor to unlock the device and identify the user for some time.
The technology has continuously developed and improved over the years. So it could be time for Google to banish the fingerprint sensor on the Pixel 6 from the back and relocate it to the display. That would certainly look good on the Google Pixel 6. Because even if the pixel smartphones from Google have a sworn fan base, the sales figures certainly show room for improvement. New and contemporary features are sure to be well received by new customer groups.