Google decided to use fingerprint sensors under the screen for the first time on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. However, this decision creates some controversy due to the slow response of the sensor compared to previous generation devices.
But … apparently this is all on purpose! Google traded speed for security!
Google Pixel 6 is slow for security reasons!
Hence, the Google Pixel 6 is not a slow smartphone, at least in general use. The problem lies in the input into the device, i.e. in the authentication of the user’s finger, which obviously causes small waves of irritation, especially when the sensor is not satisfied with just part of the finger and the user has to put it back in the finger, with a more visible surface.
After all, things have gotten to the point where Google had to go public to explain what was going on. (shortcut)
Well, as mentioned earlier, Google has decided to change the sensor detection speed for security reasons. This means that Pixel 6 has additional protection algorithms which in turn cause such slowdowns. That means the sensor is fast and there is no error. The discovery experience is slow because Google wanted it to be slow.
However, we still don’t know if Google will lower the security level in a future update and thus improve the authentication speed. Or whether it stays that way forever. It would at least be interesting to give the user the opportunity to wish for more security or more “speed”.
Besides, what do you think of all of this? Do you like Google’s Pixel 6? Do you think you’d be annoyed with a slower than usual pressure sensor? Or would you appreciate the security of the manufacturing process? Please let us know what you think in the comments below.