Android 12 operating system’s open beta version has just revealed that the upcoming Google Pixel 6 phone will come with an under-display fingerprint scanner. This feature is seen in the latest beta version of the operating system made by Google.
Developers kdrag0n saw mention of “UdfpsControllerGoogle” in code from the second Android 12 developer preview, as TechRadar reports. “Udfps” stands for “Under Display Fingerprint Scanner,” which is part of the com.google.android.systemui path. This suggests that the feature might be coming to Pixel devices in the future.
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Reporting from Gizmochina (23/3) indicates that the under-screen fingerprint sensor feature is being developed for Pixel phones. Not a part generally supported by the Android OS. Keep in mind that this doesn’t confirm Google will launch the Pixel with an under-display fingerprint scanner. But a leak hints at that feature.
Previously there have been reports that have surfaced suggesting they may be using a combination of an in-screen fingerprint scanner and a facial recognition system to unlock the device.
Another new feature seen in the Android beta, Google is making specific changes to dark mode. Currently, Pixel devices offer a black background. But the most recent update turned the background of certain apps to gray. You could say this is a rather odd move considering that a darker color is more effective at reducing battery consumption on an OLED screen.