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Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro leaked marketing assets confirm dual biometric authentication and first-party cases

The Pixel 6 Pro will support two forms of biometric authentication. (Image source: Evan Blass)
The Pixel 6 Pro will support two forms of biometric authentication. (Image source: Evan Blass)
Evan Blass has published a trove of Pixel 6 series marketing assets ahead of Google's October 19 hardware event. The images confirm several aspects of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, including their support for dual biometric authentication.

More details about the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have emerged, courtesy of Evan Blass. While many just show people holding the October 19-bound smartphones, a few confirm some details about the pair. As Mishaal Rahman notes, one image shows Google's new Live Space widget with an integrated boarding pass, which could save a few minutes of faffing around at an airport.

Additionally, two photos highlight a new Pixel Security app called the Security Hub. According to Rahman, the app consolidates several security-related settings, which Google may contain within the main Settings menu. However, one photo confirms that the Pixel 6 series will support 'Face and Fingerprint Unlock' methods, a feature that Google dropped after the Pixel 2 series. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will use their front-facing cameras for facial recognition though, unlike the Pixel 4 series.

Unsurprisingly, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are also water-resistant. If the Pixel 5 is anything to go by, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will be IP68 certified, which is nothing special by flagship smartphone standards. Clearly, Google considers IP68 certification a selling point, even though all Pixel flagships from the Pixel 3 onwards have reached this level of dust and water resistance.

Blass' leak showcases first-party plastic cases too, which look like those released for the Pixel 5a (5G). Google is also expected to release Fabric Cases for the Pixel 6 series, which leaked in September. We suspect that all Pixel 6 series cases will retail for US$29, matching the price of the Pixel 5a (5G) case.

(Image source: Evan Blass)
(Image source: Evan Blass)
(Image source: Evan Blass)
(Image source: Evan Blass)
(Image source: Evan Blass)
(Image source: Evan Blass)
(Image source: Evan Blass)
(Image source: Evan Blass)
(Image source: Evan Blass)

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Alex Alderson, 2021-10- 7 (Update: 2021-10- 7)