The Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL devices have been around since October 2018 and the rumors for their successors - the dubbed Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are really starting to heat up, even Google is in the flowing action.
Here is everything we've heard so far about the Pixel 4, plus what we want and expect to see.
Pixel 4 release date
- October 2019
Over the past couple of years, Google Pixel devices have been unveiled in October at a Google event. The Pixel 2 and 2 XL were announced on October 19, 2017, while the Pixel 3 and 3 XL were announced slightly earlier on October 4, 2018.
Which is why it's likely Google will stick around to reveal Pixel 2019 sometime in October 4 - there are persistent rumors about October 4th again.
Pixel 4 Price
- From £750+
Actual prices for current flagship Pixel devices start at £739 so expect the Pixel 4 to dance around the same figure, if not higher.
Both Samsung and Apple have already raised prices on their new devices, so it won't be a surprise to see Google do the same, even if its Pixel 3A and 3A XL are selling better than their more expensive counterparts.
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Pixel 4 designs
- No bi-color rear
- Various colored power button
- Square camera body
Pixel devices Google has always featured a two-tone back. The ratio of the two sections on the back has changed over the past couple of years, but the idea of the design itself has remained. The leaked pictures show that there may not be a case for the Pixel 4 though. We're also expecting no fingerprint sensor with the hope that Google is moving into a sub-display option for the new device, or just face unlock.
Google has confirmed there will be a square camera housing on the top left of the back, which is also new this year.
The other colored power button on the case also features Google's signature pixel device in the past, and we expect this to continue, as well as two size options. Physical dimensions were announced as 147 x 68.9 x 8,2mm for the pixel 4 and 160.4 x 75.2 x 8,2mm for the pixel 4 XL.
Display Pixel 4
- Pixel 4: 5.7-inch
- Pixel 4 XL: 6.3 inch
- Refresh rate 90Hz
Reports indicate the Pixel 4 will have a 5,7-inch screen and the Pixel 4 XL will have a 6,3-inch display for 2019. He claimed both displays will offer 90Hz refresh rates like the OnePlus 7 Pro, offering a smooth and smooth experience.
Google confirmed the Pixel 4 will also come with a set of sensors on the bezel at the top of the display that allows for gestures, movements and face unlock. That means not a notch on any pixel device this year, as it suggests setting bezels at the top and bottom of the display.
Pixel 4 Features and Equipment
- SD855 qualcom
- 6GB RAM
- 2800mAh/3700mAh battery
- Android Question
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is expected to be the chipset of choice for Pixel 4 devices, with reports of 6GB RAM support. It is possible to offer microSD for storage expansion, but both will run on pure Android V.
In terms of battery capacity, the Pixel 4 has a 2800mAh cell, while the Pixel 4 XL is said to have a 3700mAh cell. Both are sure to offer fast charging support. Pixel 4 is confirmed to be Google's proposal of a radar-chip salt that will enable face-control technology and gesture control.
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Pixel 4 cameras
- Dual rear camera
Based on the data provided by Google itself, the Pixel 4 will have a square camera system located on the top left side of the device.
He claimed that this system would be a dual camera, consisting of a 12-megapixel sensor and a 16-megapixel telephoto sensor moving from the single sensor offered by the Pixel 3 and 3 XL.
The Pixel 3 XL had a dual front-facing camera, but images offered by Google regarding the Salt Chip and Facial Unlock suggest a single front-facing camera will be present at least for the smaller model, as is the case for the Pixel 3.
Breakdown Pixel 4 Specifications
In terms of specifications, this is what is expected for the Pixel 4, or what is rumored to be coming.
- 5,7 inch/6.3 inch displays
- In-display fingerprint sensor
- SD855 qualcom
- 6GB RAM
- 2800mAh/3700mAh battery
- No microSD memory
- No 3,5mm headphone jack
- Android Question
Pixel 4 rumors: what happened?
That's all that has been rumored about Pixel 4 devices so far. You will also find details of Google itself confirmed here.
August 28, 2019: Leaked Google Pixel 4 pictures show no more familiar two-tone rear
Some images handpicked by XDA Developers appear to show the Google Pixel 4 running on the Sprint network. The pictures show non-dual color back, color power buttons, square camera body and Android 10.
There is no source for the images, but we assume they came from a worker sprint.
August 21, 2019: Google Pixel 4 design presented in full in latest video
Youtuber Waqar Khan posted a video showing what the Pixel 4 will look like based on rumors so far and includes a couple of expected specs, including a mention of a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 855 and 90Hz screen refresh rates.
The rear camera setup area revealed by Google is shown in the video, along with a bezel at the top of the Pixel 4's display - another feature Google itself confirmed when it announced the Pixel 4 would be the first device to provide its salt radar chip for motion and gesture unlocking.
August 7, 2019: Google Pixels 4 may feature 90Hz 'smooth display'
The 9to5Google website has posted some information regarding Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL specifications. The site claims the Pixel 4 will have a 5,7-inch display, while the Pixel 4 XL will have a 6,3-inch display and both will have a 90Hz screen refresh rate like the OnePlus 7 Pro.
The report also states that the Pixel 4 will have a 2800mAh battery, while the Pixel 4 XL will have a 3700mAh battery. In terms of camera specifications, Pixel 4 is expected to be equipped with a dual rear camera with a 12-megapixel sensor and a 16-megapixel telephoto lens. Both phones are said to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with 6GB of RAM and it is claimed both devices will be announced on October 4th.
July 29, 2019: Pixel 4 will feature gesture control and face recognition, Google opens
Google has revealed in an official blog post via Twitter that the Pixel 4 will be the first device to feature salt chip radar motion sensor, provide a sense of movement of gesture control and face recognition.
The blog shared a video showing gesture control in action, allowing users to wave their hand in silence for a phone call, snooze alarm or skip a track. Meanwhile, the face unlock feature works in any position, even upside down, and you'll be able to use it for secure payments and app authentication too, just like you can with an Apple ID.
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July 22, 2019: Google Pixel 4 screen bezels recommend both devices have tall bezels crammed with sensors
Ice Universe tweeted some screen panels claiming to be for pixel 4 and pixel 4 XL. Both panels show a top bezel above a multi-punch display, suggesting multiple sensors.
If accurate, it looks like the Pixel 4 XL will ditch its predecessor's rung and return to offering forehead like the Pixel 3 continued to do.
July 8, 2019: New Pixel 4 XL renders give us a glimpse into Google's upcoming phone
Steve Hammerstofer, of internet fame @onleaks, shared some images of the Pixel 4 XL by Pricebaba. The picture shows the camera area at the top left as previous leaks have shown, but they also show the front of the device, which is judging by the forehead rather than the notch.
Up front, there's a speaker and two cameras, along with other sensors up front - all contained in that notch on the front of the Pixel 3 XL. There is speculation that the top panel may contain some other sensors. Hammerstofer images without a fingerprint sensor and there is no 3,5mm headphone jack, but there is a contrasting white energy button.
June 18, 2019: Pixel 4 and 4 XL sizes leaked
Teka @OnLeaks , previously offered some renderings of the Pixel 4 and 4 XL, but it has since been followed up by another tweet detailing the measurements expected for the two devices.
According to @OnLeaks, the Pixel 4 will have a display between 5.6 inches and 5,8 inches and it will measure about 147 x 68.9 x 8,2mm, 9,3mm when you raise the camera.
Meanwhile the Pixel 4 XL is expected to have a display between 6.2 inches and 6,4 inches and measure roughly 160.4 x 75.2 x 8.2mm and 9,3mm with a camera bump.
June 14, 2019: Actual Google Pixel 4 spotted used outdoors
The 9to5Google website posted some images of what appears to be 4 pixels in the wild. The pictures show a handset with the same square camera array in the top left rear corner, which Google confirmed was coming on the Pixel 4 in the official tease.
The images of the device are in a material case too, which looks very similar to the official Google cases we've seen in the past, supporting the idea that images are Pixel 4.
June 12, 2019: This Pixel 4: Google's One-UPS Recent Leaks, Revealing Phone Early
Google tweeted a press render of the Pixel 4 from its official MadebyGoogle account, confirming the design seen in some of the latest leaks.
The render shows a square camera body in the upper left corner of the rear with two lenses and a third sensor. It doesn't show on the front of the device, but we can see the power button and the "G" logo on the bottom.
June 12, 2019: Google Pixel 4 may offer touchless control
The 9to5Google website reports that the Google Pixel 4 may have a salt radar sensor, allowing air gestures and hands-free control of some features.
XDA Developers also speculated that the Pixel 4 has an auto display adjustment after it stumbled upon some tweaks in an Android issue related to dynamic white balance adjustment.
June 12, 2019: Pixel 4 leak reveals Google is working on its own version of Face ID
Unpack Therapy Lew Hilsenteger has released a video of the metal teapots Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL showing square chamber arrangements, as we saw in previous leaks on June 10th.
Hilsenteger also claimed the Pixel 4 and 4 XL will have two rear cameras, along with a "spectral sensor", while the front will have "five different imaging units". This has led to speculation that Google is working on its own facial recognition technology to compete with Apple's Face ID.
June 10, 2019: Google Pixel 4 renders reveal a camera location no one asked for
A render by @OnLeaks with Pricebaba shows a design for the Pixel 4, similar to what was proposed for the 2019 iPhone, with a square camera block in the upper left corner of the back.
The renders also show a speaker at the top of the display, indicating the Notch Pixel 3 XL will remain. Pricebaba suggests a powerful Qualcomm 855 processor will be under the hood, along with 6GB of RAM, which is a pretty good guess.
May 17, 2019: Google Pixel 4 leak suggests no physical buttons
A leak from Jon Prosser on the YouTube channel front page tech support claims a credible source said the Pixel 4 will punch a hole in the front camera, in-display a fingerprint sensor and no physical buttons, with capacitive controls instead.
Before the tech page also revealed some of the Pixel 4 displays in a video discussing the leak that it was posted earlier.
April 12, 2019 Related: Google 4 Pixel and Pixel 4 XL is the Coral and Flame Model
The 9to5Google website reports that Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are the codenames Coral and Flame, respectively.
April 2, 2019: Pixel 4 name - Dropped by a Google employee
Several references to the Google Pixel 4 were made by a Google employee who published an Android open source code change project.
There is little information in the post, but the Pixel 4 is mentioned three times, and he suggested that a pre-production Google Pixel 4 might be in testing.
February 12, 2019: Pixel 4 may have improved dual SIM support
Some comments from a Google engineer recommend the Pixel 4 will offer better dual SIM capabilities. Pixel 3 and 3 XL offer the ability to have two characters, one physical and one Yesim but you can only use one account for calls and texts.
He claimed Pixel 4 would change that by offering simultaneous use of two accounts.
January 17, 2019: Patent display all glass, notchless pixel 4
Google applied for a patent that appeared on the World Intellectual Property Organization website, showing an all-screen design and a two-color back, similar to the previous Pixel device.
It's not clear if the thumbnail refers to the Pixel 4 but if it does, then it suggests one rear-facing camera, a rear-facing fingerprint sensor and a notchless display.
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