The Google Pixel 6 phones to have in-display fingerprint readers

Peter, 25 August 2021

Google officially confirmed some details about the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro earlier this month and even shared images of the two upcoming phones. Unlike the Pixel 5, the 6-series shows no sign of a rear-mounted fingerprint reader. Where is the reader then? Built into the display, by the looks of it.

Hiroshi Lockheimer posted a screenshot, probably from the Pixel 6 Pro (Lockheimer is a founding member of the Android team). The post was deleted, but you can clearly see the fingerprint reader icon.

Screenshot (probably) showing the Pixel 6 Pro lockscreen Screenshot (probably) showing the Pixel 6 Pro lockscreen
Screenshot (probably) showing the Pixel 6 Pro lockscreen

Per the official details, the Pro model will have a 6.7” display (120 Hz) with QHD+ resolution – 1,440 x 3,120 px, specifically, based on some leaked wallpapers from the phone. The Pixel 6 will be slightly smaller with a 6.4” display (90 Hz) with 1080p+ resolution.

The Pixel 6 duo will be a fair bit more premium than the 5-series. The mid-range chipset is gone, replaced by a custom chipset dubbed Tensor. These will also be the first Google phones to support faster than 18W charging – they will go up to 33W (you will have to supply your own charger, though). Also, the telephoto camera is making a comeback, at least on the Pro model. Anyway, Google will release the Pixel 6 series this Fall.



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