After basically confirming the Pixel 4 back in June, Google has announced some new features coming to their flagship phone for this year.
The first feature is Motion Sense that uses technology based on Soli which Google’s ATAP team has been working on for years.
Basically, Soli is a motion-sensing radar and it will allow you to have gesture controls on the upcoming Pixel 4.
You’ll be able to skip songs, snooze alarms, silence phone calls just by waving your hand in front of your Pixel 4.
Google says that Motion Sense will evolve over time and will only be available in select Pixel countries at launch.
Face unlock is the other feature on the Pixel 4 which will use Soli to proactively turn on face unlock sensors on the device to unlock your phone faster all in one motion.
Google says that face unlock on the Pixel 4 will work in almost any orientation, including holding the phone upside down and you’ll be able to use for secure payments and app authentication.
The Pixel 4 will also come with a Titan M security chip that will securely store and process Soli sensor on the device and not shared with other Google services.
Previous leaks of the Pixel 4 have confirmed that the phone will have a dual-camera system on the back.
We’ll find out more about the Pixel 4 in the coming months, most likely at Google’s annual hardware event in the fall (usually in the first two weeks of October).