Almost a week back, there was an interesting leak regarding the new face unlock in the Pixel 4. This leak suggested that the feature is nothing like the infamous Apple Face ID.
This leak basically gives the first good look at a new theming feature that Google appears to be building into the phone. Also, the setup screen also suggests that Google isn’t giving the feature any kind of fancy branding, like Face ID. Hence, it’s just “face unlock.”
Pixel 4 Leak – Unique Face Unlock
• Glasses or lightly tinted sunglasses are OK.
• The images and biometric data used by face unlock are stored securely and never leave your phone. You can delete the data anytime.
• Looking at the phone can unlock it when you don’t intend to. Your phone can be unlocked by someone else if it’s held up to your face while your eyes are open.
• Your phone can be unlocked by someone who looks a lot like you, say, an identical sibling.
“Scanning” on the SIM tray, Pixel 4 XL only supports 1 Nano SIM without a memory card slot or a second SIM. Very likely, similar to the case of Pixel 3a and 3a XL, Pixel 4 XL will support 2 SIMs but is via eSIM. Fortunately, the three major carriers in Vietnam, Viettel, VinaPhone and Mobifone, have implemented eSIM in recent months.
More Insight –
It’s good information to know and shows Google presenting the drawbacks to face unlock plainly and upfront. Apple acknowledges these limitations, too, on help pages across its website, but it doesn’t present those risks at all during setup.
Previous Leaks Information –
The Pixel 4 has leaked repeatedly over the last few days as early units somehow flood out onto the market. It’s appeared in a multitude of photos and, as of yesterday, some detailed videos, too. They all appear to show the Pixel 4 XL, and they’ve revealed it in three colors: white, black, and coral.
Those leaks have revealed and confirmed a number of details about the phone. Its key specs — Snapdragon 855, 6GB of RAM, 3,700mAh battery on the XL — and some flashy new features, like a 90Hz display, a color temperature adjustment feature like Apple’s True Tone, and seemingly a new voice recorder app.