Google refreshes its Pixel line-up in October every year. With this year’s launch just a few months away, the leaks and speculations are picking up the steam. In the latest development, BGR (Boy Genius Report) has managed to get the information regarding a few key specifications of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.
Pixel 4 And Pixel 4 XL Will Feature Bigger Screens And More RAM
The publication claims that according to their sources, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will feature slightly larger displays compared to their predecessors. Moreover, the screen resolution will get a bump too. Going up from 2160 x 1080 pixels on the Pixel 3, Google will cram in 2280 x 1080 pixels in the Pixel 4. To retain the sharpness, the Pixel 4 XL will feature the screen resolution of 3040 x 1440. That’s a significant jump from its predecessor’s screen resolution of 2960 x 1440.
The report claims that Google will also deliver a much-awaited RAM upgrade. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will house 6 GB of RAM each compared to only 4 GB on the Pixel 3 lineup. The leak also confirms that the upcoming Pixel phones will be available in 128 GB storage variant. Of course, there will be more storage variants, but there’s no precise information regarding each model.
What We Know So Far
In addition to this new information, we already know the design of the upcoming Pixel series phones thanks to Google. The search giant revealed the design details of the Pixel 4 line-up from its Twitter account. Building upon that and leaked schematics, PriceBaba in association with OnLeaks posted the leaked renders of the Pixel 4 XL in the second week of this month.
These images clearly show significant changes in the design department. For starters, Google has ditched the signature dual-tone finish. And the search giant is also going all out on the camera assembly. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will be the first handsets from Google to feature a triple-lens setup accompanied by an LED flash. As per the rumors, it comprises of a primary RGB sensor, a telephoto lens, and 3D ToF (Time of Flight). The latter uses infrared light to capture depth information, which is ideal for achieving better bokeh shots and even for Augmented Reality apps.
Much like Google’s previous generation hardware, the new Pixel phones will sport OLED displays. These might even feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. In terms of power, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will rely on Qualcomm’s latest top-end Snapdragon 855 chipset. Google will continue to ditch the 3.5 mm audio jack. The audio output will be provided through the USB Type-C port. The Pixel 4 lineup will feature dual speaker grille at the bottom. At this point, we are not sure if this design decision is based purely on aesthetics or you will get channel separation.