TECH BYTE: You Can Go “Hands Free” With Google Pixel 4


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) —  Apple’s latest iPhone is getting some more competition.

Google has unveiled its newest smartphone, just weeks after the iPhone hit stores.

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First we got the Apple iPhone 11 last month, then the Samsung Galaxy Fold.

Now Google is talking about its latest project – the Pixel 4.

What makes this phone stand out among the other smartphones on the market is its gesture controls.

Yes, you can use your phone without actually touching it!

Use the phone’s motion sense feature to do several things, like unlocking your phone with facial recognition, snoozing alarms, and navigating your music.

You can skip a song, just by waving your hand above the screen.

The Pixel 4 also lets you use Google Assistant in order to multitask.

It makes it easy to do things on the go, like setting reminders, or sharing photos.

Speaking of photos, Google says its Pixel 4 has the largest camera upgrade yet.

It has two rear cameras, including a new telephoto lens.

Use the night sight feature to get good photos in the dark.

You can also adjust the exposure in separate parts of a picture.

There’s even unlimited storage on Google Photos.

You can get the Pixel 4 with a 5.7 inch display, starting at $799.

The XL version is 6.3 inches, and will cost you $100 more.

If you pre-order the Pixel 4, Google says you’ll get $100 to spend on accessories at the Google Store.

The phone will ship on October 24.

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You can watch Emily Cassulo weeknights on News 12 Now starting at 5:30. Emily also does stories on different tech products and issues for Tech Byte, which airs Mondays on News 12 Now. She joined the WDEF news team in September 2016 from News 12’s sister station in Columbus, Mississippi, where she worked as an anchor, producer and reporter. Emily is no stranger to the Volunteer State. Before moving to Mississippi, she worked at WBBJ-TV, covering crime and severe weather throughout West Tennessee. She loves living in Chattanooga, and exploring what the Scenic City has to offer. Emily is a Florida native, graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in broadcast journalism and minor in political science. While in college, Emily worked part-time as a reporter/web producer at News/Talk 96.5 WDBO. She broke her first news story there, which made national headlines, and covered the 2010 Central Florida congressional elections and the high-profile Casey Anthony trial. When she’s not busy reporting, Emily enjoys shopping, reading, playing the piano, and spending time with family and friends. Feel free to e-mail her at if you have any story ideas or just want to say ‘Hi.’