Pixel 4 phone will have similar Apple Face ID system

Samantha Wiley
By Samantha Wiley - Senior News Editor
Pixel 4 Apple Face ID

Google has announced several new features to its upcoming Pixel 4 mobile phone, one of which is Face Unlock to compete with Apple’s Face ID.

In the press release, Google said that users will be able to use Face Unlock to authenticate payments and unlock their smartphone just by looking at their phone’s screens. The technology that powers Face Unlock includes a proximity sensor, a flood illuminator, two IR cameras, an ambient light, and a dot projector.

Pixel 4 Apple Face ID

A Soli radar chip can make unlocking significantly faster than what Apple has in its Face ID. Also, the hardware will be used for Motion Sense, where users can wave their hands in front of the Pixel 4 to silence calls or snooze alarms. Apple has explored non-touch solutions in their patents but none has made it to the surface yet.

The Pixel 4 doesn’t have a release date as of the moment, but rumors say that it will be launched in October.

By Samantha Wiley Senior News Editor
Samantha is a senior news editor at iLounge. She has been covering the technology industry for over five years, writing about Apple, Google, and other major companies. Samantha has also worked as a reporter and editor for several other publications.