Podcast: Yo, It's the Pixel 4 Party!

Joanna Estrada
October 19, 2019

During its presentation, the search engine claimed that its Face Unlock, one of the device's primary security feature, is one of the world's fastest facial recognition technology. The color variants of both the phones are Black, White, and Orange or as Google likes to call it, Oh So Orange. And with this $100 gift card promotion that Amazon is doing right now, it does make the smaller Pixel 4 about the same price as the iPhone 11. Google's latest Pixel phones, Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, don't support the VR platform. Their omission is an especially odd choice considering you can't even buy the new true wireless Pixel Buds until spring of 2020.

The Pixel 4 comes with HDR+, Dual Exposure Controls, Frequent Faces, Social Share for quick-sharing, plus unlimited storage on Google Photos.

The bug is not likely to tarnish the Pixel 4's launch, a high-end device coming loaded with lots of new features - see here for an in-depth Pixel 4 breakdown. Some of the features could come to Pixel handsets even older than the 3 range, but it's far from confirmed that they will. There are a few very big differences you'll want to be aware of.

In response to the fingerprint scanner issue, South Korea's online-only KaKaoBank told customers to disable fingerprint-recognition until the problem was fixed. According to the two, using a custom screen protector would neutralize the fingerprint sensor, which would unlock the device with anyone's fingerprint, not just those registered on the phone. In contrast, Apple's Face ID makes sure you're alert before your iPhone will unlock.

Rakowski's explanation makes flawless sense, and mirrors Apple's own decision to wait until 2020 before introducing a 5G version of the iPhone. It's a more standard and typical design. So instead of waiting til October 24 to get yours, you can have it by October 21. The only difference is the Pixel 4 is more compact and there's no bezel at the bottom of the device.

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