- Google is all set to unveil its flagship smartphone the Pixel 4 on October 15.
- DSLR like camera setup is confirmed in the device.
- Device is likely to come in two different storage options.
Search engine giant Google is all set to unveil its flagship smartphone the Pixel 4 on October 15, here is what you all need to know about the device.
It has been a year of devices with multi camera setups and now we are heading towards the end of year with some cool devices in the light of Apple iPhone 11 Pro, the Galaxy Note 10, Huawei Mate 30 Pro already available in the market.
As far as Google Pixel is concerned, the new device is all set to be unveiled within a week and rumours and several leaks already indicated almost every major upgrade about the device.
If leaks and rumours are to be trusted, we're expecting to see a Google Pixel 4, Google Pixel 4 XL or possibly a Google Pixel 4 XL with 5G too. It is possible that the American company would want to introduce its own 5G phone or it would give time to new tech to settle down a bit.
In terms of design, Google hasn't kept it a secret. The search giant's tweet revealed almost everything about the device's look.
It confirms that the Google Pixel 4 design will feature a large, square camera bump on the rear — which is quite similar to the one found on the iPhone 11 Pro.
However, the bump has two cameras along with a flash below them (with a sensor to its right) and another sensor at the top of the square.
The major upgrade in the design was there is no fingerprint scanner. Every Pixel handset to date has had a rear fingerprint scanner, which points towards the Google Pixel 4 coming with an in-display scanner.
Another noticeable change in the design is the lack of headphone jack in the device. The phone is shown from all angles, highlighting the top bezel, the lack of a 3.5mm headphone port, and the glass back that's all one color, rather than two-tone as we saw on past Pixel handsets.
With evolving technology, cameras in smartphones have become much more professional. As competition go high, the new tech and quality of camera have become a bench mark for most of customers to pick their device.
We have got allot of stuff to share with all of you guys regarding the cameras of the upcoming Google phone.
Luckily, there is a allot of leaked stuff which include shots of astrophotography which show the night sky in clear detail, including stars and the milky way, macro snaps, bright night and low-light shots, and a mode for action pictures.
The snaps don't confirm what the smartphone's new lens is, but it could be a macro lens judging by the quality close-up shots.
Nextrift, who claimed to have tested the pre-release version of what it's “almost certain" is the Google Pixel 4 XL, suggests that it has a very good camera — outperforming the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus in their tests — with more natural but less vibrant colors. They added though that it struggled to focus on close up shots.
— Made by Google (@madebygoogle) June 12, 2019
Leaked Pixel 4 XL images meanwhile a dual-lens camera on the front, and a triple-lens camera setup on the back. Rumors suggest it will include a 16MP telephoto lens and improved color capture.
Elsewhere, the Pixel 4 could have both a 12MP main lens and a 16MP telephoto one, as well as a “DSLR-like attachment."
By judging the leaked details, the Pixel 4 could have an improved zoom, probably offering up to 20x zoom. Other rumors point to an 8x zoom, though it's not clear whether or not that's all going to be optical.
And despite the images above, another leak, this time in the form of case renders, suggests the Pixel 4 might have a notch, one housing two cameras. The renders also show a big bezel below the screen housing a speaker, and the same square camera on the back as the leaks above.
Google itself revealed two big features coming to the Pixel 4, one of which is a type of hand gesture control called Motion Sense.
Motion Sense uses the Google Pixel 4's whole new suite of sensors alongside its front-facing camera – specifically Soli, a motion-sensing radar concept – to track hand gestures for theoretically easy, no-touch controls.
— Made by Google (@madebygoogle) July 29, 2019
According to Geekbench benchmark, the device is expected to have a top-end Snapdragon 855 chipset, along with 6GB of RAM and running Android Q.
The benchmark includes a single-core score of 3,296 and a multi-core one of 9,235, which are solid but unexceptional results for a top-end phone.
Another report pointed out to the same specs, along with 64GB or 128GB of storage, and a 2,800mAh battery for the standard model and a 3,700mAh one for the Pixel 4 XL.
However, there might be a model that comes with as much as 8GB of RAM – along with 5G, as exactly that has also appeared on a benchmark.
The Pixel 4 XL is expected to have a 6.23-inch 1440 x 3040 screen with 540 pixels per inch and a 19:9 aspect ratio.
Previously it was reported, that Pixel 4 could have a 5.6-5.8-inch screen, 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 report suggest that Pixel 4 will be roughly 147.0 x 68.9 x 8.2mm (or 9.3mm thick including the rear camera bump), and the Google Pixel 4 XL will be around 160.4 x 75.2 x 8.2mm (rising to 9.3mm at the camera bump).
Price and Release Date
Following the announcement, it's likely that the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL release date will be in early November, if past years are anything to go by.
In terms price, the cost of Pixel handsets have been climbing for years now. The premium fit and finish to the new devices — or at least for XL model — the handset would be the first of the line to break the $1,000 mark.
This is an estimated price for the premium or top of the line handset – they might be wrong, and even if they're not it won't be an exact conversion for other regions.