Starting in 2019, Google started releasing affordable models in addition to flagships – simpler body materials, less memory, less performance, and cheaper. But the pure Android, receiving the updates in the foreground, and the proprietary camera with all the software processing algorithms – remained in place.
Google is not expected to deviate from the traditions of its predecessors and launch the Google Pixel 6a, which is not expected to be announced until the second half of next year. But today the famous @OnLeaks network informant is ready to show us what the new product will look like.
This is the Pixel 6 in a mini edition. Google Pixel 6a will be created in the style and spirit of the larger models, and its advantage will be its compactness. They promise that the smartphone will receive a flat screen with a diagonal of 6.2 inches, and the dimensions of the case will be 152.2 × 71.8 × 8.7 mm. The protruding block of the main camera has not been touched and two image sensors will be offered here.
The Google Pixel 6a’s controls are in their usual place, there’s a single speaker and a USB Type-C port, but there’s no 3.5mm headphone jack. It should be noted the presence of plastic inserts for the antennas at the ends, which indicates that the frame of the smartphone will be made of metal. It was not possible to find traces of the fingerprint reader; which suggests that it will be in the display and that the panel will be OLED.
There is no reliable information on the specifications of the Google Pixel 6a. There are only rumors that it will be based on the Snapdragon 778G chipset; will offer 6/8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage memory; and a 50 megapixel sensor as the main sensor of the main camera.
Google releases Pixel 6 firmware update to improve fingerprint scanning
Google has started sending updates for the new Pixel 6. The developer posted this information in an article on the Google Support Portal. The new patch will include “minor bugfixes; and some performance improvements for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro fingerprint reader ”.
However, the company has not provided any information on the actual changes. Information about the poor performance of the fingerprint reader in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro models emerged last month; Additionally, users have complained about their slow operation and inability to recognize fingerprints on the first try. Google replied that the problem was due to the use of “strong security algorithms”.
Although Google didn’t previously mention that the scanner’s slow operation with hardware or software components is associated; the description of the update indirectly indicates that the problem is in the software.