Even though there were a ton of rumors surrounding a fingerprint scanner coming the current Google Nexus 6, the reality was a different story. We even heard former Motorola CEO call Apple out over acquiring the company necessary to bring this technology to the Nexus 6, but then again we still see competitors bring out good fingerprint scanners without excuses today. That said, Dennis Woodside wasn’t really kidding about their plans, as today we find proof.
Today we land some neat photos of a prototype Google Nexus 6, and believe it or not, that beloved dimple at the back was actually planned to serve as the fingerprint scanner. We’re not sure why the back of the phone is grayish, but what we do notice is that once your remove the back cover, you notice the connectors that make the fingerprint scanning dimple work, and the full module removed afterwards. It’s hard to predict why Motorola didn’t go with the other alternatives we’ve seen used by Oppo or Samsung, but that’s history now anyway.
This is clear proof that prototyping is a thing, and that not everything that’s planned gets to make the final cut.