New Pixel 4: Facial Recognition Works With Sunglasses

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL facial unlocking could work with regular and tinted glasses suggests a leak

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL facial unlocking could work with regular and tinted glasses suggests a leak

Google Pixel 4 camera features may include Audio Zoom, Live HDR, better Wide-Angle Selfies
Google Pixel 4 camera features may include Audio Zoom, Live HDR, better Wide-Angle Selfies

Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL house a new radar chip called “Soli”. This chip will provide the devices with gestural navigation support, but the scope of the features covered by it is unknown. The features offered through Soli will be unique, ensuring that smartphones offer an incomparable experience.

Screenshots of the Pixel 4 in Chinese that have appeared on Weibo today, however, we can confirm that the devices will not use fingerprint recognition and will be based solely on facial data.

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL facial unlocking could work with regular and tinted glasses suggests a leak
Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL facial unlocking could work with regular and tinted glasses suggests a leak

The images reveal key details of a function called “Face Unlock.” They show that users can use their Pixel 4 with one eye. In addition, the use of transparent or polarized lenses will not prevent the device from recognizing the user. For security, the images reveal that the data stored by the facial recognition of the Pixel 4 will not be transferable from the device. Finally, the smartphone can also judge if someone else is trying to catch its unsuspecting user while trying to unlock the device pointing to the owner’s face.

Google Pixel smartphones. We discovered the LTE connectivity of Google Pixel 4, the regional availability of Motion Sense gestures, rear and front design, Pixel Themes application and possible new camera functions. If Pixel smartphones are good at one thing, it’s the quality of their camera, so it’s not surprising that a lot of attention was focused on the hardware and software of the Pixel camera at the end of 2019.