Google’s Pixel 4 Allows You To Unlock via Facial Recognition and Control Using Gestures

Google is ramping up the hype on its highly anticipated Pixel 4 smartphone. This time the company dropped a teaser that showed a new feature: motion sensing.

If that indeed sounds familiar, then yes you are right, it is kind of similar to Apple’s FaceID and the Pixel 4 is expected to come with a host of sensors on the front but it so much more than that. Let us explain, while the most obvious feature to benefit with such an array of sensors is the ability to unlock the phone with just your face,  Google’s solution is more robust in that it is able to recognise a face regardless how the phone is orientated, be it right side up or upside down.

Essentially what this allows you to do is pick up your phone, have it recognise you and begin using it all one motion.

Google assures that its Face unlock feature processes facial information on the device locally and that it never leaves the phone. That being said, the feature’s security is touted to be good enough that it can even be used for authenticating payments.

The upcoming Pixel 4 will also be Google’s first device to use its new Motion Sense feature that allows users to skip songs, snooze alarms and silence phone calls with just a wave of their hand. Google claims that these features are just the beginning and will improve overtime as it evolves.

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