Google Pixel 6a Gets New Fingerprint Scanner

Google Pixel 6a Gets New Fingerprint Scanner: Google Pixel 6a includes a different fingerprint sensor in the display than the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Although no performance data were revealed, a Google official confirmed Google’s choice to use a new fingerprint sensor for the Pixel 6a. 

As a result, it is impossible to predict how the smartphone’s fingerprint sensor will operate. The Pixel 6a was unveil at Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O 2022, for $449. (roughly Rs. 34,732).

According to Android Central, Google’s Senior Vice-President of Devices and Services, Rick Osterloh, revealed to Google I/O 2022 that the Pixel 6a would have a different fingerprint sensor than the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.

There were no performance metrics, making it impossible to determine if the fingerprint scanner upgrade delivers any advantages over the earlier phones.

Complaints about the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

The fingerprint identification sensor on the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro was reported to be broken in November of last year. It’s happens to customers who totally down their smartphone’s battery.

In the same month last year, it’s also mention that the phone’s fingerprint sensor is sluggish and often fail for users. “The Pixel 6 fingerprint sensor uses upgraded security algorithms,” Google claimed in response to the allegation. In some instances, these extra safeguards may take longer to check or need more direct touch with the sensor.”

Last November, Google released an update to address the issues. But only for a few carriers in the United States and Japan. The update sought to improve the in-display fingerprint recognition sensor unlocking experience.


Google announced the Pixel 6a at its developer conference for $449. (roughly Rs. 34,732). The smartphone will use the company’s Tensor SoC, an Always-On Display, and twin cameras. The phone’s display will be 6.1 inches. A 12.2-megapixel main camera and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera will find on the phone’s rear. The phone will include an 8-megapixel camera on the front.

Pre-orders for the Google Pixel 6a will begin on July 21 in the United States. According to the manufacturer, the phone will also be available in India later this year. There has been no information provided about cost or availability in other countries.