Owners of the Nokia 9 PureView have had a tough go together with the in-show fingerprint sensor they’ve purchased their telephones — our Ryan Whitwam was not impressed with the fussing around and finger-jabbing he needed to do to obtain authentication. A software update final week was speculated to loosen up and get the sensor working because it ought to. However producer HMD International is now investigating a criticism saying that the telephone is just too free, producing false positives from unknown fingers and even a packet of gum.
On Monday, @DecodedPixel on Twitter went public with movies demonstrating how they had been in a position to trick the cellphone.
The consumer was capable of persistently reproduce the fault with fast, repeated, mild tapping of an unregistered object onto the sensor zone. The gadget would unlock after a burst of vibration.
@DecodedPixel claimed that they’d had the issue for not less than two weeks — previous this month’s software program replace. They’ve exhausted a mess of troubleshooting routes and have tried to contact Nokia assist in useless. At the very least one different Nokia 9 proprietor has voiced related considerations on Reddit.
In publicizing the matter, he has tagged Marton Barcza, the YouTube persona behind TechAltar, who was additionally capable of generating a false constructive.
We held again reporting on these severe allegations until we made a great try and got a response from HMD Global. Whereas we’ve but to obtain one, at the moment, the corporate acknowledged the difficulty to each Barcza and @DecodedPixel.
@DecodedPixel was contacted by chief product officer Juho Sarvikas, who promised that they might swap out their Nokia 9 and examine.