It may have been a while since the Nexus 6 was ‘new’ news having been on the market already for around 9 months, but recent pictures of the device show that the original plan was to incorporate a fingerprint sensor into the Nexus 6 and got scrapped last minute.
You know that dimple where the Motorola symbol sits? That’s not just cosmetic design; that’s where the fingerprint sensor originally was positioned, and the recessed button housed the necessary sensors. However, at the time of the Nexus 6 being manufactured, Apple had lock down on the best fingerprint sensor on the market, forcing Motorola to go with a sensor that had a significantly worse user experience. As such, Motorola was forced to scrap their plans for a fingerprint sensor in the Nexus 6.
Nexus 6 Fingerprint Sensor
Here’s some pictures of a Nexus 6 prototype with the fingerprint sensor positioned clearly underneath that Motorola logo on the back.
So ignoring the fact that Android Lollipop doesn’t come with native fingerprint support, and I suppose if the Nexus 6 had a fingerprint sensor this would’ve changed, but would such a feature have changed the success story of the Nexus 6 as a device? Drop us a comment below and let us know.