As we inch closer to October, leaks and even official news about Google’s next phone – Google Pixel 4 – continue to surface. Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a have established Google’s progress with smartphone photography, so how will Pixel 4 take it a step further?
Well, we know what the back of Google Pixel 4 will look like because Google posted a picture of it on Twitter. Here is everything else that we know so far.
Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL Specs
Although Google has taken a look at the design of the upcoming Pixel 4, we have not heard much about the specs of the phone. So far, he is. Recent reports from 9to5Google suggest that there may be more Google Pixel variants than before – a total of four Pixel models were submitted for FCC approval, and some of them have the high-frequency band used in Project Soli. Interestingly, the listed phones have higher model numbers with the Pixel 3a budget phones that were expected from the Pixel 4 earlier this year. But given the time, it is hard to believe that they would be for anything other than this. Pixel 4. Model numbers include G020I, G020J, G020MN and G020PQ.
According to a 9to5Google report, both phones will include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, which is the latest and largest processor model from Qualcomm. They will also get 6GB of RAM, a welcome step from last year’s 4GB, which was how badly Pixel 3 handled the memory when launching. Last but not least, the phones will be available in 64GB and 128GB variants.
We are expecting to see Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL this year, and that means we are getting two different sizes of the phone. While the underlying technology is often the same, the two Pixel phones have seen a slightly different screen design, with the Pixel 3 XL being one notch, while the Pixel 3 remains unmarked. Will Google bring two Pixel 4 handsets together this year, or will they be fundamentally different once again?
The latest rumours suggest Google will be moving ahead of the trends and including a 90Hz display on the Pixel 4. The rumour comes from 9to5Google and indicates that the Pixel 4 will offer a display that runs at 90 frames per second instead of 60, which should make for a much smoother and more responsive experience. So far, 90Hz displays have typically only been included on gaming phones like the OnePlus 7 Pro. The 9to5Google report also notes that the Pixel 4 will offer a 5.7-inch display, while the Pixel 4 XL will include a 6.3-inch display. The smaller ‘phone’s screen will reportedly be a Full HD+ display, while the Pixel 4 ‘XL’s display will be Quad HD+.
The report corroborates previous leaks ‘we’ve seen. Well-known leaker OnLeaks has previously shown us what we could expect in terms of screen sizes and body size.
If accurate, this would mean the Pixel 4 has a larger display than the Pixel 3, but a body ‘that’s only slightly larger. That would mean Google has shrunk the Pixel ‘4’s bezels — though ‘it’s unlikely to be on the level of a phone like the Galaxy S10. On the other hand, the Pixel 4 ‘XL’s display looks to be more or less the same size as the Pixel 3 ‘XL’s, but with a slightly taller, if thinner body. Could this signal an end to the Pixel 3 ‘XL’s rather ugly notch? ‘We’ll have to wait to find out.
The 9to5Google report also gave us a pretty good look at the Pixel ‘4’s camera. According to the report, there will be two camera sensors on the back of the phone, with one being a 12-megapixel sensor with autofocus and phase-detection autofocus. The other camera will be a 16-megapixel telephoto lens. Google may also be developing a DSLR attachment for the Pixel that will be available as an accessory.
Google has confirmed that the Pixel 4 will be the first phone to use Soli, the company’s new gesture-recognition technology project. The technology works by using radar to detect gestures and can be used to control music playback, snooze alarms, silence calls, and more.
The Project Soli technique may also mean that Google is giving the Pixel 4 a more prominent forehead. In a blog post, the company showed the array of sensors that will be found in Pixel 4, including infrared sensors, dot projectors, Soli radar chips, and more. The trade-off, of course, is that the Pixel 4 may have a slightly dated design.
Pixel 4 will also include facial-recognition technology, which will allow users to unlock their phone from their face. However, according to Google, the facial recognition technology in Pixel 4 will be slightly more convenient than other phones. For example, the Project Soli chip will be able to detect that you are reaching for your phone and activate the facial recognition sensor, which can help cut down on the facial recognition process in a few seconds.
Google Pixel 4 Design
What would Pixel 4 look like? We already have an official look, thanks to Google’s eagerness to show it. But Google only showed Pixel 4 back, and we were mostly in the dark about what to expect from the front. But no more – images of the Pixel 4 screen protector have emerged, and they show an extra oval cutout as opposed to the blanks expected for the front-facing camera lens. We now know that the location will feature face sensing technology powered by Google’s Project Soli chip.
Not all leaks are created equal, and you always need to keep an eye out [“leaks]” that don’t seem completely legitimate. This applies to an Indian phone retailer IndiaShopps series of renders. In a series of post renders on its news section, IndiaShopps boasts a unique look feature in the range of Pixel 4 colour variants – including a different unseen Mint Green option.
Except, it may not be all that it seems. While most of the details are close to Google’s own render, one feature has shown that lone white jumps into the Pixel 4’s image – the camera lens is in the wrong position. Google’s appearance, more or less, confirms the position of the camera lens, so it would be wrong for the render to appear in the wrong position. This mistake is enough for us to doubt the veracity of these particular representations. While this does not refute the idea that a green version of the mint may come up – after all, a mistake in the render does not mean the information is wrong – it does mean that we are betting the farm on this rumour Not ready yet.
Of course, we don’t have to rely only on renderers, as Pixel 4 has been seen in the real world. It seems likely that the phone in the photo, where an unknown person locks it, is the Pixel 4 because it shares the same camera module design as Google’s image unless it’s really an iPhone.
It is wrapped in a fabric-style case that Google has released for previous Pixel phones. The phone was apparently used on a train in London, and the photographer managed to catch a glimpse of the front of the phone, saying that it had a large bezel on top with two camera lenses similar to the Pixel 3.
Earlier, Google had shocked everyone by tweeting an image of the upcoming Google Pixel 4, showing a square camera bump at the back. The company confirmed to Digital Trends that the image is the “real deal” – so what you’re seeing will eventually be the Google Pixel 4. In the camera bump, it looks as if there are two cameras; the Pixel marks a change for the series. , Which is traditionally stuck with a single lens. Not only that, but the image shows that the company is getting rid of the two-tone look for Pixel 4.
There may be another sensor above the two cameras, and it may be the flight time camera to measure the depth. We can’t be sure right now.
Before Google officially showed the design of the upcoming device, we had the idea that it might have a square camera bump. A pair of design test pieces, the type used by the supporting manufacturers to make the case, which was claimed to be the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, were featured in a YouTube video.
The pair clearly show the in-class camera lens cutout at the top left of the back panel, featuring a controversial design also associated with the next iPhone. Otherwise, the mockups show the volume and power buttons on the side of the device and the body with rounded corners. The screens are not visible, but a cutout for a speaker suggests that it will be a notch or larger bezel.
The dark renders below also show the same square camera bump design on the back, but the screen is not shown in detail. However, it is claimed to be rung. The Pixel 4 range will still lack a headphone jack, apparently, and also a visually clear fingerprint sensor. This most likely means Google is aiming to implement either a more under-performed fingerprint scanner, or more powerful facial recognition at Apple’s face ID level.
A previous rumour about the Pixel 4 is that it may have much better dual sim support, according to a Google engineer who posted comments on the code for the Android open source project. In those comments, the engineer stated that the device might have better support for dual SIM, which would likely mean being able to connect to two cellular networks at once to support the device.
It is not surprising to see the addition of dual sim support for Google Pixel 4, but how it ends up working may be very different from previous Pixel phones. Both Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 have both eSIM and physical SIM trays, but they cannot be used at the same time.
On Google Pixel 4, Google may include two SIM card slots, or space for two SIM cards on one tray – although that would still require some software tweaks. More likely, Google will include an eSIM or an electronic SIM that can be connected to various networks through software, on top of the physical SIM tray.
The Pixel 2 and 3 already have both an eSIM and physical SIM, as it is possible that the feature could roll out as part of a software update that would bring functionality to older phones. Google appears to be testing methods for stock Android to handle dual SIM cards. There are two ways a company can go about it. One of those methods is called “dual sim dual active,” in which both SIM cards can be used at any time. The second is called “Dual SIM Dual Standby”, where the second SIM is not always active but can receive calls and text.
Dual-SIM functionality is relatively essential for many people, especially those who travel a lot. With dual SIM, users can keep their regular SIM installed on their device while connecting to another local network even if they live in another country.
‘We’ll update this article as we hear more about the upcoming Google Pixel 4.
Updated on September 3, 2019: Added information from 9to5Google regarding specs, camera, and 90 Hz display.
Updated on September 4, 2019: Added information from 9to5Google regarding specs, camera, and 90 Hz display.
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