Google’s flagship from last year, the Pixel 4 series, has sold miserably in small numbers in the past, despite lower price reductions . The smartphone was delivered with a proprietary solo radar chip with motion sense functions. The latest tip has now revealed that the company could skip the motion sensing chip on its next line of Pixel smartphones, possibly the Pixel 5 series.
As discovered by PhoneArena Stephen Hall of 9to5Google tweeted that Pixel 5 may not contain the Soli Radar chip this year. If we remember, this was the talking point of the Pixel 4 series. The Soli radar chip works in conjunction with Google software and helps trigger the always-on display, improve the speed when unlocking faces and much more.
In yesterday's show, we also addressed some things that we hear from sources about Pixel 5 – especially that it will likely be hobbies like solos
– Stephen Hall (@hallstephenj) May 15, 2020 leave. Another important aspect of this solo radar chip is the gesture function that it offers. It has a motion sensor that detects a user's swiping movements in front of the phone and performs various tasks such as changing songs, rejecting a call, etc. without touching the phone.
This concept seemed exciting during the demonstration, but users started to complain about poor battery life, which could be due to an inconsistency in the Soli radar chip. In addition, Google had to skip some other features, such as the ultra wide-angle lens in the camera, a larger Pixel 4 series battery due to this expensive chip.
In addition, the Google Soli radar chip skipped sales of the Pixel 4 series in some countries, including India, because the device did not meet frequency regulations, which further affected sales.
The new Pixel 5 hasn't leaked much, and the latest tip, though from a reliable leak, needs to be taken with a pinch of salt until rendering or other leaks fall under our radar.