Christmas is coming early! The Google Pixel 4 should be released sometime in October of this year, and it has a lot of cool, new features that might make you want to switch your phone entirely. Read on to see for yourself.
Just when we thought the Google Pixel 3 couldn’t get any better, Google introduced the Pixel 4. It promises face recognition, a “new” Motion Sense feature by Soli, their new gesture technology. Though unveiled back in 2015, this is the first time we get to see it used in a consumer product.
As per Google:
“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. These capabilities are just the start, and just as Pixels get better over time, Motion Sense will evolve as well. Motion Sense will be available in select Pixel countries.”
With just the wave of your hand, you can do a number of things on the Pixel 4. This feature will only be limited to certain countries, however, likely due to regulations on the phone and what each country will allow. Either way, it’s a promising feature that sounds like it will be quite useful in multiple situations.
Though people have concerns with face recognition in phones, Google has promised that that information will not leave your phone. It’s never shared, saved, or circulated with any other devices other than your own, so you can rest easy knowing you are safe and secure. Google has made the same promise for Soli, the hand-gesture system.
As per Google:
“Face unlock uses facial recognition technology that is processed on your device, so that image data never leaves your phone. The images used for face unlock are never saved or shared with other Google services. To protect your privacy and security, your face data is securely stored in Pixel’s Titan M security chip. Similarly, Soli sensor data is also processed on your phone, and it’s never saved or shared with other Google services.”
The camera on the Google Pixel 4 is something worthy to note, too. There are two separate cameras: one for the Face Unlock feature, and one for taking regular front-facing selfies. It comes equipped with an ambient light/proximity sensor to take your photos to the next level. The Face Unlock camera has a dot projector, an IR camera, and a flood illuminator, which all help to improve unlocking your phone with your face. Top it off with an audio port and a Soli radar chip, and the Pixel 4 suddenly looks like a game-changer.
Could it possibly be time to switch to the Google Pixel 4? We won’t know until sometime in October of 2019, but until then, keep it on your radar.
Are you planning on getting the Google Pixel 4? Let us know your thoughts!