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Google officially unveiled its flagship Pixel 4 phone today with radar-sensing technology that can control the device remotely using hand gestures.

The Pixel 4 will use Google's Project Solei, a chip that powers its unique radar abilities and its hand-gesture features.

Thanks to the chip, users are able to wave the hand over the phone to change music, take a call, interact with digital avatars, and more. 

Google's new Pixel 4 smartphone will use a radar chip that enables the device to be controlled via hand gesture

Google's new Pixel 4 smartphone will use a radar chip that enables the device to be controlled via hand gesture

The chip will also be used to predict certain actions before users even tell the phone to carry them out. 

For instance, if the Pixel 4's alarm is going off, the phone will automatically quiet the ring once it senses a hand coming to shut it off.

'Pixel 4 has the fastest secure face unlock on a smartphone, because the process starts before you’ve even picked up your phone,' said Sabrina Ellis, Director of Product at Google.

'Motion Sense prepares the camera when you reach for your Pixel 4 so you don’t need to tap the screen.'

Google says that all of the radar information picked up by the phone will be processed solely on the device and won't be shared or saved by Google. 

Display-wise the phone will come with an OLED display like Apple's iPhone X and iPhone 11's and a 90HZ refresh rate, putting it on par with many of its main competitors.

Colors will include white, black and a new color that it's calling 'oh so orange.'

The phone's camera capabilities will follow suit with Apple as well, featuring three sensors in a module on the back of the device and will similarly use what Google calls 'computational photography' to enhance image quality.  

Other camera features will likewise mirror many of those announced by

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