Google Pixel phones are most susceptible to leaks at least that’s what the history suggests. The silicon valley giant’s first Pixel in 2016 to Pixel 3 in 2018 and even the watered-down Pixel 3a siblings all made headlines before the launch due to various leaks. Last year, Engadget published the Pixel 3 review days before the official launch. Despite Google’s best efforts Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL leaks also started trickling down. To kill the speculations around Pixel 4 render leak, Google itself released Pixel 4 images from the back.
Thence, we know what the new Pixel phone would look like from the rear side. With Google’s bold move of posting official render months before the official launch has settled the debate on square camera bump on the rear. Thanks to the official Pixel 4 render, it is also clear that for the first time a Pixel phone will feature multiple cameras at the back.
If you are a Pixel fanboy, this post will be your home for all the rumors and leaks of Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL ahead of the launch. We will regularly update this post with key specifics, features, price, release date milling in the rumor factory.
Google Pixel 4 Release Date
Reputed tipster Evan Blass tweeted the photo of a leaked Verizon 2019 marketing timeline. This reveals the Pixel 4 launch date which seems to be in October.
Apart from revealing the Google Pixel 4 October 2019 launch timeline, the calendar also shares the premiere timeline of upcoming Samsung and Apple flagships. The Pixel 4 India launch could happen sometime around early November.
Google Pixel 4 Price
Historically, Google has leaped the prices of every Pixel iteration and this time would likely be no different. The Pixel 4 could start at a price of around Rs. 65000 in India and the XL-variant would price close to Rs 85,000.
Google Pixel 4 News and Rumors
Google has surprised the fans with the design hints of the upcoming Pixel 4. Precisely, we now know that the Pixel 4 would be sporting a square camera bump housing multiple cameras.
Apart from the dual camera sensors, the bump resides a LED flash (bottom) and a cutout for the laser autofocus (top). There is a tiny microphone cutout beside the LED module. Twitteratti has already meme-ified the new camera arrangement.
A hidden code discovered by XDA reveals that the Google Camera app would support wide-gamut P3 color capture as well as a 16MP telephoto lens. So, Pixel 4 might use this secondary telephoto sensor for optical zoom and finally a 3D ToF unit (rather than an ultra wide-angle camera) to complete the trifecta.
Additionally, Google has apparently moved away from dual tone texture, a trait of previous Pixels. Some leaks suggest the device to come with a thickness of 8.2mm. A case leak spotted by GSMarena exhibits a significant camera hump with a thickness around 9.3mm. Renders also sport the device in a fresh new mint green color variant.
As for the front, new renders reveal thick bezel up top like the Pixel 2 XL design. This black forehead is home to dual front cameras, an earpiece, a proximity sensor, and a 3D optical sensor. Google could employ 3D Mapping using this sensor for a better secure face unlock.
This black strip might also house a Soli Radar component in the place of this Face ID-ish unit. Google’s Project Soli Radar equips the phone with a mini radar that detects touchless motion gestures. So, basically, you could control your phone with motion signals without touching the phone.
According to the leaksters, the Pixel 4 XL will have a 6.25-inch OLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The smaller pixel’s display will stretch somewhere in the 5.6 to 5.8-inch range. On the other hand, some rumors even hint at a punch-hole display as well just like the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (review). That said, Google hasn’t shared the face yet.
A lack of fingerprint reader also corroborates a rumored in-display scanner instead. Rest, the phone might pack the laundry list of ports and buttons including the USB-C at the bottom alongside dual speakers and the power button as well as the volume keys on the right. So, needless to say, but there will be no dual front-firing speakers and the 3.5mm audio jack.
A Google spokesperson told The Verge by email: “I wish I could share more, but can just confirm this is indeed Pixel 4, for now.” We don’t want to read too much into this. But, we infer that Google hasn’t finalized the design, as per this statement.
It is also certain that the Pixel 4 will be running on Android Q out of the box. With this iterative upgrade, we get cosmetic changes, features and under the hood performance improvements. This would be running over Snapdragon 855 chipset, revved by 6GB of RAM.
Coral is the codename for a long-rumored Google product, presumably Pixel 4. Backpedaling, the Geekbench listing of this device had surfaced in January of this year. The benchmark results share a single-core score of 3,296 and a multi-core one of 9,235.
Google Pixel 4: What We Wish To See
If the above rumor seems preposterous, let’s mellow down and move to our wishlist for Pixel 4. Hey Google, we would appreciate if you endow us with a bigger battery, more storage variants (256GB), enhanced Dual-SIM support, and Stadia-centric gaming peripherals. Finally, we cross our fingers for a bug-free Pixel, especially since the previous ones were plagued by issues such as poor microphone quality, inaccurate display colors, etc.
We will be continuously updating this article. This could be your source for all Pixel 4 news and details.