Google must be tired of leaks for its next Pixel 4 . The company has just announced two great features that its flagship will offer: Motion Sense and Motion Sense and Face Unlock motion control.
In a tweet and blog Google described the two features, along with the new technology integrated in the phone that makes them possible.
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You can use it for simple controls, such as changing songs or applications, which makes it sound very similar to the handheld ID gesture control of LG G8 . Interestingly, Google mentions that Motion Sense will only be available in "selected Pixel countries."
In saying that, what really reminds us are the & # 39; Air Gestures & # 39; from Samsung on the Galaxy S4, a feature that is reduced in TechRadar folklore as one of the most useless features ever seen on a phone.
The fact that LG and now Google are recovering this old feature makes us feel that technology is starting to reach a more useful level, but it still lacks the killer feature that makes our hands shake in front of a smartphone Look better than, you know, just touch it.
Returning to normal, and as described, Face Unlock will work very similar to Apple's Face ID, although it should begin to authenticate as soon as you pick up the phone and work in almost all orientations, even the other way around.
That seems more versatile and, hopefully, so safe. (The Google publication notes that facial recognition is processed in Pixel 4 and stored locally, as is the Soli sensor data, which "is never saved or shared with other Google services.")
Both features are made possible by a new sensor set that covers almost the entire upper bezel (which could be the reason why maintained the Pixel 3 (massive header).
This includes an IR camera, a spot projector and a floodlight, all for Face Unlock, along with a chip of Soli radar.
Google intends to improve these functions over time, which is not surprising given the time it has supported older Pixel phones with new software, but we imagine that only Pixel 4 and later can support Motion Sense and Face Unlock. [1 9659016] New features, old features
So, if Face Unlock as Face ID on iOS, does that mean Google Pixel 4 won't have a touch sensor? None of the renders, or even the cropped teaser image released by Google, shows a fingerprint sensor on the back or sides of the phone.
The Google Pixel 4 could have a fingerprint sensor on the screen, like most phones coming out this year. It would be the first time for Google, since the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3a have traditional rear fingerprint sensors.
However, no rendering of filtered Pixel 4 has represented on-screen fingerprint scanners (no matter how hard), nor rumors. He mentioned some.
While Google might be waiting until later to reveal that the phone will have one, which would be far from being the most exciting feature, we have to keep open the possibility that Pixel flagship phones rely on facial recognition for authentication. Hereafter