Google Pixel 4 will have a new feature that improves display quality dramatically. Among flagship devices, displays are always important. To produce deeper black and more vibrant colors, smartphone manufacturers are opting for OLED panels. It appears that Google is taking this one step further by allowing the device to adjust white balance automatically, by taking into account the ambient lighting conditions. The new feature may use the concept of chromatic adaptation. It works similarly with the way the visual system of our eyes work. With this feature, the smartphone could consistently show the color for the object, regardless of the ambient lighting conditions.
At the moment, objects on your smartphone may appear too blue, red or yellow, depending on the lighting. Google’s new technology works similarly with Samsung Adaptive Display and Apple True Tone that also adjust the display’s white balance to respond to the ambient lighting conditions. Other than making colors on the display look more consistent, users will also have reduced eye strain, because of the reduced blue light. Although there’s no guarantee, it is quite likely that the new feature will be available for the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL devices. It requires a new light sensor to allow the display to adjust the white balance. It’s a component that’s currently not available on any Google’s smartphone.
Other than the new display technology, Google is working on Project Soli, which is a radar chip. This component should be able to track micro motions. It should be useful for any gesture-based control. It means that future Google devices will have better gesture-based capabilities. Recent leaks are showing that future Pixel flagships may have a big, square-shaped rear camera with a couple of lenses. It may include the ability to track infrared, ultraviolet and x-rays to capture additional information from the cameras. This may potentially allow Google devices to produce better low-light images.