Google is soon launching its new Android cell phone Pixel 4 and will feature Motion Sense. Motion Sense is powered by Project Soli and uses radar to detect gestures that will allow you to control the phone, performing tasks like controlling music, snooze alarms, or silence phone calls. The Pixel 4 will be the first device to feature Soli, which comes from the Advanced Technology and Projects team (ATAP).
Soli is also used to help improve the Pixel 4’s face unlock feature, according to Google. Instead of having to hold the phone and position your face at just the right angle, the Pixel 4 will detect when you pick it up, and if the phone recognizes you, it will unlock as you bring the phone up to your phone. Furthermore, the Pixel 4’s face unlock hardware will work in any orientation, even if the phone is upside down.
Google in the above picture shows the various sensors and components that are found at the top of the Pixel 4 to enable Soli and face unlock. There are two infrared cameras, a front-facing camera, a proximity sensor, a dot projector, a flood illuminator and the Solid radar chip just above the Pixel 4’s display. According to Google, your facial information stays on your phone in the Pixel’s Titan M security chip that works for payments and app sign-ins and never leaves your phone.
The company is quick to warn that Motion Sense will only be available in “select” countries, suggesting that it’ll need regulatory approval for the radar in some parts of the world. The good news is that it will be available in Canada.
There’s still plenty of mystery surrounding the Pixel 4, including its launch date and you can expect the launch soon. Where the Pixel’s hallmark feature remains the camera system’s AI processing, there could be distinctive advantages to buying a Pixel 4 even if you aren’t much of a shutterbug.
The Google Pixel 4 Android
The Google Pixel 4 was one of the most anticipated phones of 2019. The Google Pixel 4 gets a 5.7-inch screen, which has an OLED display having 1,080 x 2,160 pixels screen resolution. It results in a pixel density of 424 PPI. The Corning Gorilla Glass is present on the top of the screen that protects it from scratches.
Google Pixel 4 and 4XL smartphone runs on Android v10 (Q) operating system. The phone is powered by Single core (2.84 GHz, Single core, Kryo 485 + 2.42 GHz, Tri core, Kryo 485 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 485) processor. It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Chipset. It has 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage.
Google Pixel 4 design will feature a large, square camera bump on the rear which houses the two cameras and would be a first for the Pixel line of phones, which have stuck to just a single rear snapper to date – along with a camera flash below them (with a sensor to its right) and another sensor at the top of the square.
Google Pixel 4 image leaked also shows the lack of a fingerprint scanner. Every Pixel handset to date has had a rear fingerprint scanner, which points towards the Google Pixel 4 coming with an in-display scanner.
The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL may not have fingerprint scanners at all though, if Google opts to go all-in on face, retina or voice recognition instead. While the front design isn’t totally clear, it’s also rumored that the Pixel 4 range might have a full bezel at the top, rather than a notch or punch-hole. Another Google Pixel 4 XL leak with case renders supports this top-bezel design and gives more angles to see the phone’s potential design. Whatever design the phone has, it might come in some new colors, as a mint green shade has leaked alongside the expected black and white models.
In an apparent bid to get ahead of leaks, Google itself revealed two big features coming to the Pixel 4: a type of hand gesture control called Motion Sense as said above and the appropriately-named Face Unlock.
Another feature in the Google Pixel 4 is close integration with Google Stadia, Google’s upcoming cloud gaming service. Google has already announced that the service will work on all its smartphones from the Pixel 3 on wards, so the Pixel 4 is definitely included, and one could definitely see certain features that make it a great mobile platform to game on.
Google has opted to release its Pixel lineup now soon, sometime in early October based on past form, with it likely that Google will take the opportunity to launch a few other hardware options at the same time, such as the long-rumored Pixel Watch. Following the announcement, it’s likely that the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL release date will be in early November, if past years are anything to go by. In terms of the Google Pixel 4 price, the cost of Pixel handsets have been climbing for years now.
With the extra features now included and the general emphasis on a premium fit and finish, the Pixel 4 – or at least the XL model – could be the first of the line to break the $1,000 mark. You will also see multiple different storage capacities offered at different prices.