large image

Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Google Nexus 6 tipped to feature integrated fingerprint scanner

The rumoured Google Nexus 6 will be the next high-profile phone to boast an integrated fingerprint scanner, latest reports have suggested.

In a case of where Apple leads others will follow, inbuilt fingerprint sensors have started popping up on flagship Android handsets ever since the Cupertino-based company introduced the TouchID home button incorporating iPhone 5S.

Now, joining the HTC One Max and Samsung Galaxy S5 it has been suggested that the Nexus 6 will add its own biometric security measure.

Citing an unnamed “trusted insider” Android Geeks has claimed the Nexus 5 follow-on will sport a fingerprint sensor alongside a potential 5.2-inch QHD display.

What’s more, according to a number of recent reports, the Nexus 6 will see Google rekindle its ongoing partnership with LG, with the core Android phone to be heavily based on the as yet unconfirmed LG G3 – a phone which itself has been tipped to add a fingerprint reader.

Although we suggest these claims be taken somewhat lightly given their less than official origins, it does seem that fingerprint sensors are becoming the next must-have buzzword feature of the smartphone race.

At present little else is known on the Nexus 6’s specs sheet. However, if the phone is based on the G3, reports hint we can expect the 2560 x 1440 pixel QHD display to be partnered with a Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel primary camera.

Is an inbuilt fingerprint sensor now a must have smartphone feature for you? Let us know via the comments section below.

Next, see what you can expect from the upcoming Nexus 8.

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.