Pixel 6 Pro press renders leak: Live Space, face unlock

In addition to the 2nd-generation Pixel Stand and other accessories, official Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro retail renders have leaked revealing a slew of software details.

Evan Blass (@evleaks on Twitter) has leaked a trove of Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro renders. The most interesting things we learned this evening are focused on the software experience. 

As of Android 12 Beta 5, At A Glance does not work with weather (temperature or condition) not appearing. We previously detailed a big upgrade to “Live Space” and we now have many more images. When you have an upcoming flight, the Pixel 6 will note it in the top-left corner complete with departure time. WHat’s new is a button at the right that notes your Gate and Seat number with a QR code. Tapping will presumably open a bigger version for quick scanning. It saves users from having to first open the notification shade.

It appears that third-party apps can now appear there. One screenshot shows a “Running activity” from an Adidas app that notes time elapsed and distance. Lastly, we see a regular calendar appointment complete with event title and time period, followed by weather. 

Meanwhile, we get a look at “Security” settings. This hub notes:

  • App security: Powered by Play Protect scans)
  • Find My Device: on/off status
  • Security update: Presumably monthly security patch level
  • Screen lock (method): PIN
  • Face and Fingerprint Unlock
  • Google Security Check-up

The last two are the most notable. In addition to an under-display fingerprint sensor, which is marked by an icon on the lockscreen, the Pixel 6 will feature face unlock. There does not appear to be any special hardware (IR), so Google is presumably using the front-facing camera alone.

Meanwhile, the last item should integrate with the existing Google Account measure that checks your online passwords, encourages 2-Step Verification, etc.

The last image of note in this leak confirms the Pixel 6 Pro’s 50MP wide lens, 12MP ultrawide, and 48MP telephoto.

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