Google announces advanced motion control and facial unlock for Pixel 4

Pixel 4

Pixel 4 will feature a set of cameras and IR sensors for advanced facial unlocking and motion control derived from the Soli project, prepared by its advanced technology division.

Google continues to explain the main features of Pixel 4 in chapters, its new own-brand smartphone whose launch is expected in October. And everything we have seen so far we like, confirming that Apple and Samsung will have competition in the high range.

After showing the back of Pixel 4 last month, Google returns to an unprecedented step by publicly detailing features of a smartphone that has not yet been published. The most recent publication on the company’s blog offers a complete overview of the top bezel and the technological advantages it contains.

Pixel 4: motion control and an advanced facial unlocking

Pixel 4

The first is a face unlock feature that promises to beat Apple’s Face ID in performance and efficiency. Even with some criticism, the Cupertino system is praised for its combination of usability and safety, and is, without a doubt, the reference to follow. The fact that it can also be used to authenticate applications and payments, unlike most facial recognition systems on Android devices so far, is another great advantage.

The motion sensor uses a spot projector and infrared sensors similar to Face ID. Google says that, combined with Soli, the phone can “proactively activate the face unlock sensors” and, a novelty, will work in “almost any orientation” and not just as the function of iPhones, which need to hold the terminal in a way determined.

Pixel 4 will also be the first from Google that includes a motion control sensor developed in the Soli project by the division in charge of advanced technologies, ATAP. In addition to activating facial unlocking, it will allow gestural control of terminal functions without touching it. The sensor will detect hand waves and translate them into software control, which includes skipping songs on the player to postponing alarms or silencing incoming call alerts. Google says it’s only the beginning because all kinds of functions for gesture control will be added.

Pixel 4 will feature a set of cameras and IR sensors for advanced facial unlocking and motion control derived from the Soli project, prepared by its advanced technology division.

Google continues to explain the main features of Pixel 4 in chapters, its new own-brand smartphone whose launch is expected in October. And everything we have seen so far we like, confirming that Apple and Samsung will have competition in the high range.

After showing the back of Pixel 4 last month, Google returns to an unprecedented step by publicly detailing features of a smartphone that has not yet been published. The most recent publication on the company’s blog offers a complete overview of the top bezel and the technological advantages it contains.

Pixel 4: motion control and an advanced facial unlocking

The first is a face unlock feature that promises to beat Apple’s Face ID in performance and efficiency. Even with some criticism, the Cupertino system is praised for its combination of usability and safety, and is, without a doubt, the reference to follow. The fact that it can also be used to authenticate applications and payments, unlike most facial recognition systems on Android devices so far, is another great advantage.

The motion sensor uses a spot projector and infrared sensors similar to Face ID. Google says that, combined with Soli, the phone can “proactively activate the face unlock sensors” and, a novelty, will work in “almost any orientation” and not just as the function of iPhones, which need to hold the terminal in a way determined.

Pixel 4 will also be the first from Google that includes a motion control sensor developed in the Soli project by the division in charge of advanced technologies, ATAP. In addition to activating facial unlocking, it will allow gestural control of terminal functions without touching it. The sensor will detect hand waves and translate them into software control, which includes skipping songs on the player to postponing alarms or silencing incoming call alerts. Google says it’s only the beginning because all kinds of functions for gesture control will be added.

Important to ensure data security and privacy, Google promises that all data generated and processed by facial recognition or by Soli motion control, “will never leave your phone” and the data “will never be saved or shared with other Google services » . In addition, they will be stored on the Titan M security chip that will include the terminal.

That bezel full of cameras and sensors may not be too beautiful, but it will allow Google to add a few advanced technologies and pave the way for the rest of Android manufacturers to use face unlocking for secure payments and application authentication. The motion sensor with “Soli” is a real “pass” (on paper), but we’ll have to wait to see how it works.

For the rest, we expect two versions of this Pixel, large in size and powerful in internal hardware, with OLED panels, Snapdragon 855 SoCs, 5G, and -at least- 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage capacity.

Via / Google


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