As more and more flagship & mid-budget segment Android devices do come with advanced in-display fingerprint sensor technologies, Google is trying to move slightly further from it for its upcoming Pixel 6a model. It’s also worth mentioning that so many users are experiencing a lot of issues with the fingerprint scanner on Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro models in the last couple of months. That forced Google to think again for the Pixel 6a model to provide a different in-display fingerprint sensor.
According to Google, they won’t gonna use the same fingerprint sensor on Pixel 6a that they’ve used before. So, we’re expecting that something more advanced or mediocre in-display fingerprint sensor will arrive with the Google Pixel 6a device. Recently, a report by Android Central did mention the same after getting a conversation with Google’s senior VP of devices and services, Rick Osterloh.
However, there is no further detailed information available yet officially. We’re assuming that more leaks will come out soon once the launch of the Pixel 6a device gets near. Although the specific fingerprint-related issue didn’t affect every Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro user in most cases, the affected numbers are quite big. As per reports, users mentioned inconsistency, slow recognition, inaccuracy, and more with the in-display fingerprint sensor.
Google did claim the ‘enhanced security algorithms’ feature could be responsible for slightly downgraded system performance on the Google Pixel 6 series. It’s quite obvious that changing the hardware components doesn’t make any sense in terms of the system performance or improvement. Previously, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro used a Goodix optical sensor which isn’t performing well.
However, the same optical sensor on the OnePlus devices is going really great without any major or widespread issues. So, the Google Pixel 6 series devices are quite confusing, and so Google too as a smartphone OEM in the last couple of years for some unexpected issues.
Google is also facing the latest fingerprint sensor issue with the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro models that failed to ‘calibrate’ correctly after hardware repair in some scenarios. We’ll have to wait for more updates. Some reports are saying that the upcoming Pixel 6a model would offer a custom Tensor chipset like the standard Pixel 6 series. The starting price tag should be around $450 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.