A video has surfaced online showing that the Google Pixel 6a won’t have the fingerprint issues that plagued the Pixel 6 Pro when it goes on sale on July 28th (pre-order starts on July 21st). Remember that the Pixel 6 Pro was plagued with many issues including a lagging fingerprint scanner. But, a video has surfaced online showing that this won’t be the case with the Pixel 6a.
An unboxing video posted by Google Retail Training France appeared on Reddit and of the tests done was the fingerprint scanner. The video has long been deleted but it’s still available on Streamable.com at the time of writing this article.
A Google executive said last week that the new Pixel 6a uses a different biometric sensor than the ones inside the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. From the unboxing video, this seems to be the case as the fingerprint scanner works fine and fast in the Pixel 6a. Note that the unboxing video was originally filmed by Google Retail Training France.
Aside from the improved fingerprint scanner, the Tensor chip inside the Pixel 6a appears to be more polished. And this is good for the performance of the phone. The video shows off two colors of the Pixel 6a namely, the Sage and Charcoal colors, and there will also be a third color, Chalk.
For those who don’t know, the Google Pixel 6a comes with a 6.1-inch OLED panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The display will refresh at 60Hz (sadly no high refresh rate). It has the Google Tensor 5G chip paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
The Pixel 6a will feature a 12.2MP camera sensor for the rear camera with an f/1.7 aperture. It will also have an 8MP camera sensor as the front camera. The Pixel 6a is powered by a 4306mAh and will deliver up to 24 hours of usage.
It also has an extreme battery saver feature, that allows you to shut down certain apps from running in the background which will provide users with as much as 72 hours of battery life.
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