If you’re looking to get your hands on Google’s latest gadget, circle your calendar for this October. That’s when Google is set to launch its new Pixel 4 phone. Packed with technology that lets you control your phone without even touching it, the Pixel 4 could be a real game-changer.
What’s New with the Pixel 4?
For starters, the Google Pixel 4 promises a radar chip that lets you control your phone using only hand gestures. Soli, the motion-sensing radar, will power the Motion Sense feature. With one wave of your hand, you can skip songs, snooze your alarm and even ignore phone calls. It’s also rumored the Pixel 4 will have a dual-lens camera on the front and a triple-lens camera on the back. Hinting at this: a Twitter tease from Google back on June 12 with what could be renderings of the Pixel 4 (see image above).
Unlocking your phone is also going to be easier with the Pixel 4. Instead of swiping and putting in a code to unlock your phone or using your fingerprint, the Pixel 4 will turn on a face unlock feature when you reach for your phone. If the face unlock sensors recognize you, it will unlock your phone, if not, your phone will remain locked.
If you’re worried Google will store your photo and use it in its other applications for facial recognition, don’t be. The company says it never shares any of the images, nor does it save them. Privacy is protected by Pixel’s Titan M security chip.
The Pixel 4 is also expected to give Apple’s Siri a run for her money with its voice assistant. The assistant is expected to be able to handle multiple commands in a row and answer follow-up questions. Think of it as having a real person next to you to help out.
This version of the assistant promises to be better than any other that Google has presented before, although people still have questions about it. Such as: How close do you have to be for it to work? Can you really do everything hands-free?
Regardless, the assistant will be your go-to “person” when you need to get things done. If Google is successful with this function and the Motion Sense, it could change the way we interact with our phones and the way other companies model their products in the future.
Pixel 4’s Price Tag
With all of these features, you probably already know Google Pixel 4 won’t be cheap. The anticipated price tag is around $1,000.