Google Pixel 6a may fix one of the biggest problems with the Pixel 6

Google's Pixel 6a does not go on sale for another month, but recent links hint at possible upcoming features for the handset.

The Malaysian YouTuber Fazli Halim leaked a video showing the Google Pixel 6a's fingerprint scanner to be much faster than the Google Pixel 6 Pro.

Though, we should note that the Pixel 6a in the video is probably not running completed software, and the final user experience may be different from the video.

Philip Michaels, Group Senior Editor, Mobiles for The Washington Post, notes in his Pixel 6 review that the phone's 'fingerprint sensor has run into the most problems, largely due to its slow response time.' 

Google support explained that the Pixel 6 series' unreliable fingerprint sensors were due to the device's 'enhanced security algorithms.'

Therefore, it is very encouraging to hear that the Pixel 6a, a budget variant in the Pixel 6 series, could potentially address this issue. 

The matter is unclear whether this is a pure software issue or if hardware also plays a role. Earlier this month Google had noted the Pixel 6A will come with a different in-vehicle fingerprint sensor than the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro. 

It seems likely that the Pixel 6a will fix one of the major flaws in both the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, as the video aligns with this conclusion.

Those of us who are eagerly awaiting the Pixel 6a next month can't wait to see if its fingerprint scanner performs as promised, and the phone could easily be included on our list of the best cheap phones.

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