Anticipations are high for the upcoming Google Pixel 4. The phone which is rumored to be launched in October 2019 has had plenty of leaks over the past few months. And the latest in the series comes from a Spanish website ProAndroid. It appears to be a promo video from Google for its upcoming flagship smartphone, Pixel 4.
The video confirms several interesting features that have been anticipated for the Pixel 4. These include an astrophotography mode (that lets you take pretty pictures of the night sky), gestures and an improved night photography mode. The video however did not address rumors regarding a Motion photography mode suitable for taking sports/actions shots or the 8x zoom.
The video also promises an improved Google Assistant that lets you navigate through complex tasks such as controlling Google Photos with just your voice. There are plenty of other questions about the Pixel 4 that the video doesn’t address. The leaked video also seems to be missing audio.
Here’s the video:
Google will most likely reveal the phone in early October as it has been doing for the past couple of years. But here’s what we know so far:
The Pixel 4 phones will be available in two different sizes. The Pixel 4 will have a 5.7-inch display and the Pixel 4 XL will have a 6.3-inch display. The displays on both phones will have an impressive refresh rate of 90Hz. The phones will also come packed with sensors at the top of the display, which will allow for gesture control and face unlock.
Google’s upcoming flagship phones are expected to pack in a lot of power inside them. They will most likely be featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset and an impressive 6GB of RAM. The phones will also come with Google’s Soli radar chip. Both phones will of course come with the latest version of Android, Android Q.
The Pixel 4 and 4 XL are expected to feature a 2800 mAh battery and a 3700 mAh battery respectively. Both phones are expected to support fast charging. Unfortunately, the phones will not be featuring a micro-SD expansion slot. Neither will they be featuring a 3.5mm headphone jack. Bummer!
The most impressive thing about the Pixel 3 and 3 XL was their cameras. Google really set the mark there for software-hardware integration and the Pixel 3’s camera has been dubbed as one of the best smartphone cameras available today. And Google will most likely be looking to hold on to this crown with the launch of the Pixel 4 and 4XL.
The new phones will feature a square camera housing for the dual rear camera (unlike the Pixel 3’s single camera). The two cameras will feature a 12MP and a 16MP sensor. It will be fascinating to see how Google’s software-hardware integration will shine with this dual camera setup.
Price and Release
When the Pixel 3 and 3 XL were released last year, they sold for $799 and $899 respectively. The Pixel 2 had debuted for $150 less than the Pixel 3 a year earlier. And likewise, the Pixel 2 XL had debuted for $50 less than the 3 XL. We haven’t really heard a lot about the price of Google’s upcoming flagship, but given the upgrade on the hardware and the cameras, we can expect the prices to increase.
Google had revealed the Pixel 3 and 3 XL on October 9, 2018. They were released in the US on October 18, 2018 and was available to the rest of the world on Nov 1. We can expect a similar timeline for the Pixel 4 and 4 XL. We will keep you updated.
Here’s the latest leak, giving us a definite look at the Pixel 4 XL.