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Google on Monday revealed several new features coming to its Pixel 4 smartphone, including Motion Sense and an iPhone-like face unlock system.
For Motion Sense, Google developed a miniature sonar system called Soli, which will allow you to “skip songs, snooze alarms, and silence phone calls, just by waving your hand”.
The company further revealed that its face unlock will work differently from other smartphones with similar abilities.
“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,” Google explained.
This means that you don’t have to position the phone at a specific angle or wait for it to recognise you before it unlocks.
“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,” the company also noted
According to Google, users information for face recognition will be stored on the device, and won’t be shared beyond the phone.
Google is expected to launch the Pixel 4 towards the end of this year.
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