Thursday, 09 April, 2020

Google Just Spilled Some More Details on the Pixel 4

Google Pixel 4 to Feature Soli Powered Face Unlock Motion Sense Gestures The Soli radar system was demonstrated back in 2015 and was upgraded a year later
Cecil Davis | 30 July, 2019, 07:09

These capabilities are said to expand over time, though Motion Sense may not be available in all countries. If the face unlock sensors and algorithms recognize you, the phone will open as you pick it up, all in one motion. But while optical implementations on the G8 and others are clunky, I have high hopes for Soli's radar technology, having seen it in person before. It'll also work regardless of the angle you're holding the Pixel 4 at.

A new video and blog published by Google has revealed a few more features of the Pixel 4.

We are not yet sure if Google will still include a fingerprint sensor on the device alongside Face unlock or go the Apple route and forgo it entirely.

"Pixel 4 will be the first device with Soli, powering our new motion sense features to allow you to skip songs, snooze alarms, and silence phone calls, just by waving your hand", Pixel product manager Brandon Barbello said in an online post. In a blog post, Google explains that it's been working on Soli, a motion-sensing radar that is typically used to detect planes and other large objects.

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The teaser also mentions a feature called "Motion Sense", which is basically Project Soli applied to the upcoming smartphone, where users will be able to interact with their smartphones using gestures. Moreover, Google claims that Pixel 4's face unlock feature will work in nearly any orientation, regardless of how you're holding the phone.

Unlike Apple's Face ID, facial recognition on the Pixel 4 won't require you to place the phone directly in front of your face and swipe up to begin the facial recognition process.

Next up, face unlock is another new feature coming to Pixel 4.

The Pixel 4 is shaping up to be an interesting device and we have a feeling it may even launch earlier than its predecessor. The Titan M chip in the device is there to securely store your facial data on the phone. The shortcoming typically is that the precision of the sensors - usually camera-based, or with a so-called Time of Flight (ToF) sensor - is underwhelming, forcing you to make over-exaggerated movements. The company also said Face Unlock would work in nearly any orientation, even upside down, and you'll be able to use it for secure payments and app authentication too, as you can with Apple's Face ID. We'll see whether Soli bypasses that problem later in the year, with the Pixel 4 expected to debut in October 2019.