In yet another surprising move, Google has confirmed that its upcoming Pixel 4 will support Soli-based touch-free Motion Sense gestures and Face Unlock- the two new features that were rumored to come to the flagship phone.
The company has also confirmed the radical forehead design on the device that will incorporate a slew of sensors and cameras including the Soli radar chip.
Motion Sense is a Soli radar chip-powered feature that senses small motions around the phone. The feature uses software algorithms and hardware sensor to recognize gestures and detect when you are near your phone.
The new marquee feature will allow you to skip songs, snooze alarms, and silence phone calls, just by waving your hand- similar to LG G8 ThinQ's gestures but more sophisticated.
Google has said that Motion Sense "will be available in select Pixel countries." The possible reason for it could be related to the requirement of regulatory approval for the use of radar in some parts of the world.