The Pixel 6 was an exciting new dawn for Google’s smartphone division, with the impressive home-grown Tensor chip powering a genuine contender at a very reasonable price. But there was one big blot on its copybook: a fingerprint reader that was inconsistent, slow or broken, depending on how unlucky you were.

Google has confirmed that the upcoming Pixel 6a will feature a whole different underscreen fingerprint sensor, but will that improve things?