The Google Pixel 6a won’t go on sale until this coming Thursday, on July 28. However, a few folks who have the budget Android phone are reporting what could be a significant problem with its in-display fingerprint reader.
Some Pixel 6a owners allege the fingerprint sensor may unlock for anybody who uses it, regardless of who set up the scanner first, according to posts on Reddit and a few YouTube videos. If these claims are accurate, the security flaw is rather significant.
Pixel 6a has a real fingerprint reader problem
It’s crucial to remember that these complaints have not been verified as exhibiting a real problem. Additionally, Google has not formally addressed these problems. We anticipate finding out more information about these alleged flaws very soon. If this is the case, perhaps all it takes is a short software update to fix it.
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Google Pixel 6a went on sale, as previously reported. The cost is different in different countries and regions. So, in the US, they ask for $ 450 for a smartphone, and in India costs $ 550. In this case, we are talking about the same version – with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash memory.
The diagonal of the Pixel 6a OLED screen is 6.14 inches. At the same time, the resolution is Full HD, and the frame rate is the standard 60 Hz. The display is protected by tempered glass Gorilla Glass 3. The fingerprint scanner is under the screen.
At the heart of the hardware platform is the proprietary Tensor SoC. The software platform, of course, is Android 12. The front camera is 8-megapixel, the main one has two 12-megapixel sensors.
The battery capacity was 4410 mAh, it supports 30 W charging. The weight of the device is 178 grams. The Pixel 6a is promised three years of OS updates and five years of security updates, as the flagship Pixel smartphones.