Google explains that its fingerprint scanner on the Pixel 6 is slow because it’s secure.
Google just made the presentation? just a few weeks ago? of its two new smartphones, the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The two phones from the Menlo Park firm are not the most expensive on the market, but following the model of previous generations, they are successful products with real qualities, particularly with regard to the camera.
With its “magic eraser” option, many have fallen in love with Google phones. But besides these unprecedented solutions on a smartphone, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro also have some weak points. It is indeed common to find messages on forums or social networks of users dissatisfied with the fingerprint sensor. Google has chosen to opt for a sensor under the screen for its latest generation of smartphones, a daring idea that does not appeal to everyone, especially when we see the solutions offered by the competition such as Apple’s FaceID .
Faced with public protests, Google tried to justify itself. It is precisely by responding on Twitter to a dissatisfied user that Google gave a first element of response concerning its fingerprint sensor. The firm explains that the latter is more secure than that of the Pixel 5 and that this new layer of security can, in some cases, make the detection of the fingerprint longer than the rest of the competition (which does not have Google is implying this level of security).
This “official” response could nevertheless hide a completely different reality. Indeed, users have claimed on Reddit that Google’s fingerprint sensor, which is the same on OnePlus phones, works very well on them. They think then that the problem would rather come from the OS of Google and a software problem.
Until we have clearer answers from Google, users will need to be patient, and a bit of memory. The advantage of this phone is that it makes us use our code regularly, which allows us not to forget it, a lesser evil.