Google shows off Face Unlock and the Soli chip for the upcoming Pixel 4

As we have learned, leaks of upcoming flagship phones are inevitable and it seems that Google has embraced this idea too. Google itself has released images and videos about its upcoming Pixel 4 before the launch. Back in June, Google shared the first official image of its upcoming Pixel 4. Now Google is teasing us with a short video that showcases the face unlock and the new Soli chip.

The video that is 22 seconds long demonstrates the new face unlock feature of the new Pixel 4 and also the working of the Soli radar chip. Unlike other phones, there doesn’t seem to be another extra step to get the phone to start scanning your face. On the iPhone, you have to swipe and access the home screen for the face unlock to kick in. On Pixel 4, the process of face unlock is shown to be seamless. You simply pick up the phone and it automatically detects your face and unlocks. The video also showcased the potential of the new Soli chip, you are able to change the music track you’re playing by swiping left or right.

“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 home screen. 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 unlocks 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,” says Google in a blog post.

Joey Lehto

Joey Lehto

Joey Lehto is the executive editor for News Exprezz and one of the founding editors. He has been covering phones and technology in general since 2010 and was one of the major contributors to Droid Dog before it got acquired by Phone Dog. He has a BA in English and Philosophy from Cornell University.

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