Google is leaking all sorts of details around the upcoming Pixel 4 phones. This latest “leak” shows off the new Motion Sense and Face Unlock features.
Motion Sense is pretty much what the name implies — motion, or a wave of the hand, that can skip songs, silence phone calls, and so much more. There’s a “Soli” radar on the front of the phone, which recognizes specific motions, and based on that motion, will complete an action, like skipping a song.
As f0r Face Unlock, we’re pretty familiar with that — just like Apple’s Face ID, right? Almost. Google says they’re making it way more efficient and quicker:
“Other phones require you to lift the device all the way up, pose in a certain way, wait for it to unlock, and then swipe to get to the homescreen. Pixel 4 does all of that in a much more streamlined way. As you reach for Pixel 4, Soli proactively turns on the face unlock sensors, recognizing that you may want to unlock your phone. If the face unlock sensors and algorithms recognize you, the phone will open as you pick it up, all in one motion. Better yet, face unlock works in almost any orientation—even if you’re holding it upside down—and you can use it for secure payments and app authentication too.”
These are just a couple of neat features that we can expect to see in the Pixel 4, which would also explain some of the unknown sensors that the front of the phone has.
We’ll no doubt see more leaks, likely from Google, as we get closer to the Pixel 4 launch.