The Google Pixel 4 will be here in a week— and the chances are, we won’t be surprised to see it announced. Since we’ve seen an incredible number of Google Pixel 4 updates and speculations about it.
To be fair, and potentially to get ahead of the leaks that were already underway, Google did something. Google itself revealed part of the model. They did it with the phone’s cropped images. But the rumor mill doesn’t end. The early looks have managed to circulate, even though there are probably some things we won’t know until the product arrives.
And plural phones, since we anticipate to see Google Pixel 4 XL and probably Google Pixel 4 XL 5G as well. It’s conceivable that the search giant would want to launch its 5G device. But, like Apple, Google might be waiting for next-gen networks to evolve before it launches its product.
In short, we don’t know exactly how many products are going to be released. But we do know the release date: October 15, according to Google’s official announcement. Yes, the end of the year is’ big phones release season,’ iPhone 11 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro have already been released.
Since its introduction in 2016, the Pixel Line has become a popular forum for smartphone launches. Offering a suite of apps with an almost unprecedented level of firmware polish, and impressive cameras as well, the handsets have done a lot to win the adoration of the tech community at large.
That’s not to mention the rivalry is still going on, so Google still needs to stay on its feet in 2019 if the Pixel line is to meet expectations with its next update. Could it reach the top of our list of the best Android phones, or the best Pixel 3 cameras? Only time is going to tell.
Google Pixel 4 – The Gist
- It is the next photo and AI leader from Google
- The Pixel 4 is coming out on possibly the 15th of October, 2019
- It is going to cost close to $1,000
Google Pixel 4 Price & Release Date
Throughout years now, Google has opted to launch the Pixel series in the latter half of the year. That is after the normal roller coaster introduction for smartphones in the first half of the year.
Google has officially announced the Pixel 4 will be unveiled: October 15. Google would likely take the opportunity to release a few other hardware devices at the same time which could include the long-rumored but still non-substantial Pixel Watch. Hope is still there.
Four new Google phone models have been announced by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission). While it is something that is expected to happen next to launch, offering more proof for more Pixel 4 phones.
Following the announcement, it is likely that the release date of Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will be early November. As far as the Google Pixel 4 price is concerned, the value of Pixel handsets has been rising for years.
With the extra features now included and the general focus on the premium fit and finish, the Pixel 4-or at least the XL model-could be the first in the line to hit the $1,000/£1,000/AU$1,500 thresholds.
We’ll likely also see several different storage capacities available at different prices.
Indeed, the store list prices the Google Pixel 4 at approximately $905 for a 64 GB version and approximately $1,040 for a 128 GB model. While it states that the Pixel 4 XL is approximately $1,115 for a 64 GB model and approximately $1,245 for a 128 GB model.
We would, however, take these rates with a pinch of salt. As they might be incorrect, and even if they weren’t, it wouldn’t be the same conversion for other areas.
Google Pixel 4 updates and leaks
Google Pixel 4 Camera
Leaked Pixel 4 XL photos meanwhile suggest a double-lens camera on the front and a triple-lens camera on the rear. We don’t know for sure what the camera’s specifications are going to be, but reports say that it includes a 16MP telephoto lens and improved color capture.
Elsewhere, we’ve learned that the Pixel 4 will have both a 12MP main lens and a 16MP telephoto. There’s also as well be a “DSLR-like mount”. There’s also a possibility that the Pixel 4 could have an enhanced zoom, potentially offering up to 20x magnification. We base this hypothesis on a zoomed-in image posted on Instagram by Claude Zellweger (Google’s design director). In which he says “20x zoom #Pixel” in response to a comment.
Nonetheless, another post makes it clear that the shot was taken on Google Pixel 3a using a combination of zooming and cropping. So it doesn’t sound like this is a new feature, but it might be a hint of one. We’re not sure, but you never know either.
Other reports point to an 8xzoom, although it’s not clear whether or not it’s going to be optical. There is also talk of a new Motion Mode to help you take the best action shots without blur, and an enhanced night mode, which is further indicated by a leaked marketing video.
And given the above images, another leak, this time in the form of the case renders, indicates that Pixel 4 might have a notch, one housing two cameras. The renders also show a large bezel below the screen housing a speaker, and the same square camera on the back as the leaks above.
Google Pixel 4 updates | Display
In screen news, the latest leak reveals that the Pixel 4 XL will have a 6.23-inch 1440x 3040 display with 540 pixels per inch and a 19:9 aspect ratio. This would make it slightly smaller and sharper than the Pixel 3 XL.
Previously, we learned that the Pixel 4 could have a 5.6-5.8-inch display, while the Pixel 4 XL could have a 6.2-6.4-inch one (compared to the 5.5-inch Pixel 3 and 6.3-inch Pixel 3 XL).
The same source says the Pixel 4 will be approximately 147.0 x 68.9 x 8.2 mm. While the Google Pixel 4 XL will be approximately 160.4x 75.2x 8.2 mm.
The same source says the Pixel 4 will be approximately 147.0x 68.9x 8.2 mm (or 9.3 mm thick, including the rear camera bump) and the Google Pixel 4 XL will be approximately 160.4x 75.2x 8.2 mm (up to 9.3 mm at the camera bump).
Another source claims that Pixel 4 will have a 5.7-inch display. Whereas the Pixel 4 XL will have a 6.3-inch screen. It matches the leak above, but this source adds that the phones will have a refresh rate of 90Hz, allowing for smoother scrolling. Clearly, this would be branded as ‘Smooth Show’ and it’s a feature we’ve heard about more than once.
We’ve seen a potential Geekbench test for Google Pixel 4. This lists the top-of-the-range Snapdragon 855 chipset, along with 6 GB of RAM-up from 4 GB in the Pixel 3 line. It also, predictably, lists devices running Android Q.
The benchmark contains a single-core score of 3,296 and a multi-core score of 9,235, which are decent yet outstanding results for the top-of-the-line mobile. Of course, this would be pre-release hardware and software, so the launch results might be better.
We’ve heard from multiple sources, in fact, that Pixel 4 could be released with 6 GB of RAM. So far all Pixel phones had 4 GB of RAM, so this would be a long-overdue leap up in terms of processing power.
A further rumor pointed to the same specs, along with 64 GB and 128 GB of storage, and a 2.800mAh battery for the standard model, and a 3.700mAh battery for the Pixel 4 XL. We’ve also seen the Snapdragon 855 mentioned elsewhere.
Nevertheless, there might be a version that comes with as much as 8 GB of RAM -together with 5G, just as it also appeared on a benchmark.
Elsewhere, we’ve seen evidence that there might be a third Pixel 4 version. Although it might be the Google Pixel 4 XL 5G benchmarked previously, but there’s an outside possibility that it might be the Pixel 4a or something else.