Google Executive May Have Just Leaked Photos Of The Company’s Latest Product
Google’s senior vice president for Android, Chrome OS and Google Play, Hiroshi Lockheimer posted an image on Twitter late on Monday to show how Android 12’s new Material You themes work. Material You will let you customize the user interface in Android 12 without installing third-party themes. In the exec’s case, Material You adapted the UI to a personal photo set as the phone’s wallpaper.
The photo was supposedly taken on a Pixel 6 Pro and was enough for Twitter users to point out multiple takeaways.
The Pixel 6 Pro’s resolution should be 1440×3120, based on the wallpapers we grabbed a few weeks ago: https://t.co/StQi8E6AgX
But it looks like Jeff saved a screenshot of the image from his S21 Ultra, which is why the image resolution was 1440×3200: https://t.co/ghFC3yNwqc
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) August 24, 2021
Lockheimer was quick to take the tweet down, but the minutes that the tweet was up were enough for users and tech fanatics to secure screenshots.
Aside from Material You, the screenshot gives a lot more information about these devices to come. The handset runs on Verizon’s 5G network and features an under-display fingerprint sensor. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will be the first Google phones with fingerprint sensors placed under the screen.
Lockheimer deleting the image further reinforces theories that he might have used a Pixel 6 Pro to show Material You in action.
It makes absolute sense for high-ranking Google executives involved in the development of Android to test the newest releases on Google’s newest Android phones. That currently would happen to be the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
Earlier, confirming all the recent leaks, Google announced the Pixel 6 phones in early August.
Google unveiled its first custom System-on-Chip for Pixel phones, confirming the Tensor SoC will power both devices. The designs for both Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro were also made public and the main specs were confirmed. Google also said the two handsets will be premium devices that will be priced accordingly. As expected, the Pixel 6 Pro will be the most expensive of the two. These are said to be tough competition for the 13th generation of the iPhone that can be expected to hit the market soon.