We’ve heard a lot regarding Google’s 2016 Nexus smartphones, however today we’re getting even more details regarding the device. According to Android Police, Google is picking up one of Huawei’s tricks with the fingerprint sensor by allowing users to perform a quick swipe down on the sensor to access their notifications.

This feature is certainly small, but it’s a nice touch. Huawei was the first to add it with several of its own devices as well as options from its sub-brand Honor, such as the Honor 5X. Just like on those devices, this feature will give quick access to the notification drawer with the quick swipe down on the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. It’s unclear if this feature will make its way to the Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P.

Aside from that, a couple other details are seen in this screenshot. First of all, yes that does seem to be the design Google is going with. We’ve see a number of leaks so far sporting a similar design, so this only gives us further confirmation that we’ll see it whenever Google does decide to release these phones. Along with that, we also notice the Electric Blue color. While at first we’d assume this is just a solid color used for demonstration purposes, Android Police further reports that we will indeed see this color launch with the next set of Nexus smartphones.


Last but not least, we also catch another glimpse at the “flower” home button which apparently has something to do with Google Assistant.

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