Google Exec Accidentally Leaks A Rumored Pixel 6 Feature, Then Deletes Post
By Ell Ko, 26 Aug 2021
Image via Google
A screenshot shared by Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google’s Senior Vice President for Android, appears to confirm a detail about the upcoming Pixel 6. It was later deleted, assumingly because he realized what it revealed.
In a tweet showcasing the company’s customizable Material You look, Lockheimer shared a screenshot that TechRadar deduces to have been taken on a Pixel 6 Pro.
It’s clear to see from the image’s 1440x3200 resolution, the fact that the phone was running Android 12 beta, and the clear Google app icon style.
Most notably, this incriminating screenshot revealed the Pixel 6’s under-display fingerprint scanner, which has been rumored ever since the Android 12 beta indicated towards its existence.
Mishaal Rahman spotted this, having taken a screenshot of the evidence before it was removed.
Hiroshi Lockheimer apparently posted (and then deleted) a screenshot from what's likely the Pixel 6 Pro (the image resolution was 1440x3200.) 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
H/T @jspring86az pic.twitter.com/Pessh7RvNV
Alongside these rumors, it has also been speculated that the new Pixel will incorporate this technology into its new lineup. The reveal of official photos left many wondering where the fingerprint scanner would be, since it’s no longer in its usual spot at the back of the phone.
Although this isn’t really an official confirmation, it may as well be, seeing the quick deletion of the tweet. And it’s clearly showcasing this, well, pretty official leak.
[via PhoneArena, image via Google]
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