Bug with Google Pixel 6a’s Fingerprint Scanner: The Google Pixel 6a was just introduced in India and will start selling on July 28 for Rs. 43,999. However, it seems that the Google Pixel 6a is having trouble with its fingerprint scanner before it even makes its maiden sale.
It seems that the Google Pixel 6a accepts unregistered fingerprints for device unlocking. However, it is still uncertain if the issue is a hardware malfunction or a software flaw.
The in-display fingerprint sensor on the Google Pixel 6a seems to have a security hole that allows even unregistered fingerprints to authenticate and unlock the phone. The problem discover by Beebom and then verified by 91Mobiles and tech YouTuber Geeky Ranjit.
Bug with Google Pixel 6a’s Fingerprint Scanner
The same problem was also present in our Google Pixel 6a review unit. My left thumb could unlock our team even though it has never registered on the Pixel 6a.
When a second individual attempted to use their fingerprint to open the phone, it remained locked. Inquiries about this problem have made to Google by Gadgets 360, and we are awaiting a response.
The gadget only allowed registered fingerprints to unlock the smartphone when I registered my fingerprint once more, and it functioned as intended. The smartphone could not open with my left thumb. However, it periodically showed “Partial Fingerprint Detected” at the bottom of the screen.
It is unclear if this problem stems from software or fingerprint scanning hardware. Notably, the Pixel 6a did not get any software updates after its release, and our phone is currently using the April 2022 Android security patch.
With a 4,410mAh battery and support for 18W fast charging. Google’s newest smartphone in India, the Pixel 6a, power by the Google Tensor processor and has a dual camera configuration on the rear.
Three years of Android security updates and five years of Android security updates promise for the Pixel 6a.