Google’s Pixel 4 is perhaps one of the most anticipated flagship smartphones of 2019. We have gotten early glimpses of Google’s upcoming flagship thanks to a number of leaks in the past few months. And now finally, Google has decided on a date for the official reveal. Google has sent out invites for a New York event on October 15. The invites were sent to prominent media and industry experts. The simple invite has the date, the venue and a simple message reading “Come see a few new things Made by Google”.
Tis the season! Google has invited media to an October 15th event in NYC. Pixel 4 is coming… pic.twitter.com/hE6cspyMKT
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) September 16, 2019
Of course, the Pixel 4 will be the highlight of the event. But before we look into that, let us talk about what other “new things” could Google reveal next month. We will certainly hear more about Stadia, Google’s highly anticipated cloud gaming service. The service is set to launch in November. Google could also reveal other things such as a new Google Home smart speakers, a new Pixelbook based on ChromeOS and an update to the Chromecast.
It has been assumed that the Pixel 4 will be launched in two different versions, the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL. Here are all the rumors we have heard about these phones:
The Pixel 4 will have a 5.7-inch display whereas the Pixel 4 XL will have a 6.3-inch display. The display in the Pixel 4 XL will have a resolution of 3040×1440 and it will support a 90Hz refresh rate. This will certainly put this phone in line with the best smartphones in the market today. These phones will also supposedly come with sensors on top of the display, that will aid in faster face unlock and gesture control.
Both the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL will most likely be packing the 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. the Pixel 4 will most likely have 6GB of RAM, whereas the Pixel 4 XL could have as much as 8GB of RAM. The phones will also come with Google’s Soli radar chip. The will ensure that the phones support Google’s Soli radar-based gesture recognition technology.
Both the Pixel 4 and 4 XL are expected to support fast charging. The Pixel 4 will most likely have a 2800 mAh battery whereas the Pixel 4 XL could have a bigger 3700 mAh battery. The phones will not have headphone jacks or micro-SD slots.
The Camera was the highlight of the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL. Instead of the multi-camera setup that most smartphones have gone for, Google stuck to the classic 1 camera setup in the previous flagships. Instead they worked so well with the software-hardware integration, that the Pixel 3 ended up having one of the best smartphone cameras in 2018.
The Pixel 4 will add two more cameras to this already great equation. The three cameras will most likely be a standard lens, the wide angle lens and a zoom lens.
Price and Release
We’re not sure yet how much the new phones will cost. But we can estimate based on how much the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL cost. The two phones debuted at $799 and $899 respectively last year. This was $150 and $50 more than the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL respectively. The price for the Google Pixel 4 XL could go all the way up to $1000.