The new Pixel 6a smartphone appears to have a major security flaw. Apparently, the phone can also be unlocked with an unregistered fingerprint. Indian YouTubers Geekyranjit and Beebom raised this issue in their respective videos.
This is a major security flaw in the Pixel 6a, which will be sold in India through Flipkart starting July 28. The phone is “Made by Google” and comes with a Tensor M2 co-processor to ensure security. But is the Pixel 6a really secure? Whether this is a bug that can be fixed with a software update or a hardware issue, the company hasn’t confirmed. For now, the Pixel 6a can be unlocked with a fingerprint that isn’t even registered. While in 2 videos, only the same person’s unregistered fingerprint can be seen with this flaw, Beebom’s video shows that anyone can unlock the device. The latter video shows that multiple people can unlock the Pixel 6a. The security of this phone can be compromised by anyone.
This did not go well for Google, as it is selling a smartphone in India after a two-year gap. In addition, the Pixel 6a is not cheap. The phone is priced at Rs. 43,999 in India. To recap, the phone features a 6.1-inch Full HD+ OLED panel with a refresh rate of 60Hz, HDR support, and Corning Gorilla 3 glass protection. the Pixel 6a is powered by Google’s internal Tensor chipset, paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The device is IP67 certified for water and dust resistance and runs Android 12 right out of the box.
In terms of photography, it sports a dual 12.2MP wide-angle camera + 12MP super wide-angle setup at the back and an 8MP selfie camera at the front. The phone is powered by a 4,306mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging.