The One UI/Android Pie beta for the Galaxy S9 comes with a number of small yet useful features. One of these is the Lift to wake gesture, which does exactly what the name suggests. When enabled, Lift to wake allows you to check your lockscreen for notifications and other information by simply bringing the phone up in front of your face.
The Lift to wake gesture is especially useful if you unlock your device via biometric options like Intelligent Scan or the iris sensor. That’s because you can now have the phone start scanning your eyes and/or face by just lifting it up, instead of having the press the power key to turn the screen on. And if you disable the need for swiping on the lock screen for the biometrics to work, Lift to wake makes the unlocking process even faster.