Google Pixel 4: serious flaw in facial recognition will finally be fixed!

Google Pixel 4

Google Pixel 4 flagship phone can be safely called one of the most odious devices of the past year. So many bugs and compromises have been found, especially with an eye to the not-so-pleasant device price tag. One of the biggest problems was the facial unlocking of the smartphone, working on the basis of special sensors that scan the face of the user.

On Google Pixel 4, Face Unlock could be used even with your eyes closed, so if someone wanted to abuse this “security method”, he could wait until you fall asleep and easily unlock the device. Google assured that programmers are working to fix this bug by adding an item to the settings, because of which the unlock would not work if your eyes were closed.

This option is still not available. However, you can find it by searching for the word “eyes” in the settings of Pixel 4. In addition to the caption – Require eyes to be open – there is a small explanation that says that your eyes must be open to unlock the smartphone.

Unfortunately, by clicking on this item, you will be taken to the familiar unlock settings screen, in which the long-awaited option is still not displayed.

Google has already released several monthly patches and two major updates for the Pixel 4, and yet this option still does not work. However, its presence in the firmware promises its relatively faster appearance on Pixel devices.

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Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL specifications

  • Pixel 4 – 5.7-inch (2280 x 1080 pixels) FHD+ OLED 19:9display, 444 PPI, HDR support, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Pixel 4 XL – 6.3-inch (2960 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD+ OLED 19:9 display, 537 PPI, HDR support, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 7nm Mobile Platform (Max 2.84GHz + 2.42Ghz + 1.8GHz) with Adreno 640 GPU
  • 6GB DDR4X RAM, 64GB / 128GB storage
  • Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
  • 12.2MP rear camera with LED flash, 1.4μm pixel size, ƒ/1.7 aperture, 77° FOV, Dual PD auto focus, OIS, EIS, 16 MP Telephoto lens, 1μm pixel size, f/2.4 aperture, Spectral + flicker sensor, 4K video recording at up to 30 fps, 720p at up to 240 fps
  • 8MP auto focus front camera with 1.22μm pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, 90° FOV, 1080p 30fos video recording
  • Active Edge
  • Water and dust Resistant (IP68)
  • Stereo speakers, 3 microphones
  • P4Dimensions:  147.1 x 68.8 x 8.2mm; Weight: 162g
  • P4 XL Dimensions: 160.4 x 75.1 x 8.2mm; Weight: 193g
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac 2x2MIMO (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS, USB Type-C Gen 1 , NFC
  • P4– 2800mAh / 3700mAh (P4 XL) battery with 18W fast charging, Qi wireless charging
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  1. Mark Daniels
    March 7, 2020

    I think “odious” is a bit harsh. The Pixel 4 is an excellent phone with a lot more positives than negatives; agreed the launch price was very steep but it’s more realistic now and the early bugs have been ironed out. And regardless of the missing eyes setting, my phone won’t unlock with my eyes closed. Even better, it’ll often not unlock if I’m not wearing my glasses so eyes closed and glasses off mean I’m quite secure when I’m asleep…

  2. CR45H 0V3RR1D3
    March 7, 2020

    “Odious” LMMFAO. It’s the best android experience you can have. You’d know that if you actually owned one instead of writing another clickbait article.

  3. Steve Garratt
    March 7, 2020

    I still don’t see how this is less secure than a fingerprint? Someone could surreptitiously use my finger whilst I am sleeping. If you’re that worried about the people you sleep with then use a passcode!

  4. Rob Silver
    March 8, 2020

    I don’t even understand why I’ve stuck with this phone it’s so bad the voice to text feature is awful there’s no way to pre-program select names like you can with dragon it’s a joke
    The phone call history feature is awful doesn’t show the dates and times when you’re looking at the initial list you have to go into details to see the details of when the calls were made and which way it’s ridiculous. Taking out the audio port was a bad idea taking out the fingerprint reader was a bad idea making it so that you have to use a stick on glass protector to protect the screen was a bad idea.
    Making it so it’s almost impossible to take away pop-up notification circles was a bad idea.making it really hard to list out the applications that are running was a bad idea basically whoever wasn’t charged for the QA failed miserably and has no clue what their customer base wants in their phone software ☹️

  5. Michael L
    March 8, 2020

    Agreed with your comment I own one and it is fantastic awesome clean android experience