The recent leaks and rumors about the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL indicate that the two phones may launch earlier than we think. Google itself had teased the upcoming Pixel 4 on twitter about a month ago, and a lot of new information has been leaked since then. Here’s everything we know about the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL so far.
If you haven’t been able to decide whether you should wait for the Pixel 4 or buy the Pixel 3 or any other smartphone, this post is certainly going to help you make that decision.
Upcoming Pixel 4 At A Glance
- Notch-less QHD+ display (5.8-inch for the Pixel 4 and 6.5-inch for Pixel 4 XL)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC
- 6GB of RAM
- Multi-rear Camera (one wide-angle camera confirmed)
- Two variants: Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL
- 10W wireless charging and IP 68 Water Resistance (reverse wireless charging not confirmed)
- In-display fingerprint scanner
- Android Q at launch
- $750-$999 price range depending on the variant
- Late November or early October launch
- 3200mAh battery on Pixel 4 and 4000mAh battery on Pixel 4 XL
While the above specs of the Pixel 4 aren’t confirmed, given the rumors and leaks, most of them are likely to be accurate (unless Google changes some of the specs last minute). Also, since the Pixel 4 goes against phones like the Galaxy S10 and the OnePlus 7 Pro, we are expecting the best from Google.
Design of The Google Pixel 4
Thanks to Google’s post, we know how the Pixel 4 will look from the back. The Pixel 4 will have a square camera housing, with 3 camera sensors on the back accompanied by a single LED flash.
There were rumors that Google would ditch the physical power button and the volume rocker. However, we can put that rumor to rest as it can be seen in the rendered image that the phone has a physical power key.
Like the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, the Pixel 4 duo too will have a glass back. There will be multiple color choices, and as it was the case with the Pixel 3, expect bizarre color names for the new Pixel phone.
For the Pixel 4, Google has decided to ditch the notch. Instead, the company will go with small bezels all around. There are rumors that the company has decided to go with this design because of the rumored 5-cameras on the front. Yes, 5 of them on the front! However, the other rumor suggests that there will only be two front cameras on the front, and it will be accompanied by Soli Radar sensor.
Whichever route Google decides to follow, what we know for sure is that the phone will include an advanced hands-free interaction feature.
LG tried to pull-off a similar feature with their LG G8 ThinQ and miserably failed, but since it’s Google we are talking about here, chances are, it’s going to be a breakthrough feature in the Pixel 4.
Top of The Line Hardware
Google Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL | Concept pic.twitter.com/6B7FTzTUiR
— Ben Geskin (@BenGeskin) June 11, 2019
At this point, we are sure that the Google Pixel 4 will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, the same chipset found on most Android flagships of 2019.
Today, there are phones with 8GB and even 10GB of RAM, but since the Pixel will run on stock Android, we are hopeful that 6GB of RAM will be plentiful. We are positive that both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will come with 128GB of internal storage as standard.
Multi-Camera On The Front And On The Back
The Pixel 3 still has the best camera in any smartphone. Thanks to Google’s superb image processing and the use of a dedicated image processor, every photo that comes out of the phone looks amazing. But since the Pixel 3 has only one lens, telephoto or wide-angle shots weren’t possible.
Google will be addressing this issue with the upcoming Pixel 4. At this point, it’s confirmed that the phone will have at least two cameras on the back. Google will most likely include an ultra-wide-angle lens and a regular wide-angle lens on the back. There will be a third sensor on the back too. But we aren’t sure whether it is going to be a telephoto lens or a ToF( Time of Flight) sensor.
On the front, there will be two cameras for taking selfies, similar to what we have on the Pixel 3. There could be three more cameras on the front, but that will be used for hands-free gesture recognition and not for taking photos.
Pricing And Availability
Don’t expect the new Pixel phones to come in cheap. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will go against the likes of the iPhone XS/ XS Max, Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+, and the OnePlus 7 Pro. Rumors suggest that the starting price of the Pixel 4 will be $750 whereas the 256GB variant of the Pixel 4 XL will cost $999. While not affordable, the pricing of these phones should make it more affordable than the upcoming Galaxy Note 10 and the iPhone 11.
Google hasn’t confirmed the launch date of the Pixel 4. But when we look at the track record of the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 3 launch date, it is safe to say that the Pixel 4 should launch sometime in early October this year.
Are you excited about the upcoming Pixel 4? Which new feature are you looking forward to?