We have all seen and heard a lot about the various leaks over Google’s Pixel 4.
But Guess what?
Google, themselves have officially leaked out their phone’s specifications on their Twitter handle. And here’s more information regarding the phone.
What Was Revealed?
“Well, since there seems to be some interest, here you go! Wait ’til you see what it can do. #Pixel4,” the tweet from the company’s verified @MadeByGoogle account read.
Renders of the Pixel 4 had leaked this week via smartphone blog Pricebaba.
The official image clearly shows at least two rear cameras and a third sensor of some kind in a large camera bump on the phone’s back. There’s also another tiny dot at the lower right of the camera module, which could be a microphone. Is the secondary lens for portraits or a wide-angle perspective? Who knows. Apart from that, we see what looks to be a white or gray power button and the company’s G logo. For the first time ever on a Pixel, there is no rear fingerprint scanner present on this device.
What other leaks do we know?
Renders published by @Onleaks and Pricebaba offer a good preview of the Pixel 4’s external design, which is clearly headed in a new direction from years past. It’s expected that the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will come in sizes largely similar to their predecessors. Unbox Therapy’s Lewis Hilsenteger said in a video uploaded June 11th that the larger-sized Pixel 4 XL will not feature a notch; Google will instead move back to a more traditional top bezel that could house advanced face authentication sensors to bring the Pixel 4 closer in line with Apple’s Face ID system.
There have also been hints that Google will build its Project Soli technology into 2019’s Pixel phones. Soli is a small radar that can detect slight movements of a person’s fingers in space above the device. Project Soli could offer a new way for Pixel 4 owners to interact with the device if it’s resting on a table or wireless charging stand.
More Insight –
Google has already confirmed that the next-generation Google Assistant will launch on the Pixel 4 this fall. The updated Assistant will offer dramatically faster responses to voice commands and questions; and be able to keep up much better with a normal-flowing conversation.
Google’s Pixel 3 release kind of cemented that Google doesn’t stake much of the Pixel line’s strengths on hardware specs; it’s all about what it can leverage machine learning software tricks to do within those bounds.
On that note, it’s worth noting that Google has been pretty late to the two-camera rear-module setup; at past events the company has always justified this by suggesting that because of their software they can do more with one than most can do with two. This was clearly the case given the strengths of their cameras; but there are undoubtedly advantages to having dual cameras with different specs; it seems Google is now ready to take this plunge.