HMD CPO Juho Sarvikas has revealed on Twitter that a new software update will fix Nokia 9 PureView in-display fingerprint sensor issue that he claims is manifesting in very small sample size. He posted this in response to a tweet by a Nokia 9 PureView owner.
Hi! This issue manifests only in very narrow sample size. We been hard at work identifying root cause, fixing and most importantly testing since we take security very seriously. Expect a patch shortly.
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) June 25, 2019
It seems that last software fixes for Nokia 9 PureView increased the reliability of the fingerprint sensor but for the user in question, it can still be fooled by unauthorized fingerprints.
After the latest Nokia 9 update, the fingerprint reader is much more reliable. Only problem: my girlfriend unlocked it with her unregistered fingerprint after 4 tries. WTF @sarvikas and @NokiaMobile, fix this shit already!!!
— TechAltar (@TechAltar) June 21, 2019
So, we can expect fixes arriving with a future update. These kind of issues are not uncommon and nearly all smartphones including the Google Pixel have faced many issues since their introduction to the market. HMD has a good track record of keeping its devices up to date and so that makes a difference.