Google Confirms The Pixel 4 Will Support Face Unlock And Motion Gestures
It has been revealed that Google is working on the next generation of its flagship smartphones. Revealed to be the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, the devices will be the successors to last year’s Pixel 3 series. In an unprecedented move, the company showed off the handset’s design months prior to its launch. This made most of the leaks surrounding the Pixel 4 useless and gave Google the upper hand in building the hype around the smartphone. In what can be called another unique step, the company has revealed a few key features of the Pixel 4 in a new blog post.
In the blog post shared by Google, it has been revealed that its upcoming flagship smartphone Pixel 4 will support face unlock. The device is not expected to feature any form of fingerprint sensors, so facial authentication may be the only way to access the handset. The new feature is speculated to be as secure as FaceID found on newer Apple iPhones like the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. It will also be used for payment authentication inside the Play Store and supported apps.
The teaser by Google also showcases a different type of technology on Pixel 4. According to the video, the upcoming smartphone will support motion sensing via a barrage of sensors present on the forehead bezel above the display. This feature will be called Motion Sense and will use the Soli technology the company showcased a while ago. It will allow users to skip songs, snooze alarms and silence phone calls by waving their hands, according to Google. The feature is claimed to get better over time. At launch, Motion Sense will only be available in a select few countries, names of which are not known yet.
Unfortunately, more details about the Google Pixel 4 like its price and rest of the specifications are not known yet. However, it is expected that the smartphone, like its predecessors will launch in the month of October. So we do not have to wait too long to find out what the next generation of the device by Google will bring to the table.