Looks like Google is prepping up to launch the next generation of its flagship Pixel devices. Last month, the search engine giant posted a teaser image revealing the large camera bump on the phone’s back. And now Pricebaba, in collaboration with OnLeaks, revealed a 3D render of the upcoming Pixel 4 XL. It is reported that these images and a video are based on leaked schematics.
Triple Camera And Face Unlock?
Going by the renders, there’s no prize for guessing that the biggest change in terms of design comes on the back of the device. For the first time, the Pixel device has ditched the dual tone finish for a glossy back. The highlight, of course, is the camera module that has grown in size. It comprises of three lenses and an LED flash. Apart from the primary RGB sensor, the companion lenses could be telephoto and 3D ToF (Time of Flight). The latter uses infrared light to capture depth information, which is ideal for achieving better bokeh shots and superior low light performance.
Moving onto the front, the top bezel still seems quite large while the chin has shrunk slightly. The leak doesn’t specifically mention anything about the notch, but the images suggest that the next Pixel might opt for the conventional bezels over a notch. Pricebaba claims that the display is roughly 6.25-inch in size with a tall aspect ratio. The phone is also rumored to feature additional sensors for an iPhone esque face unlock feature. Since the phone lacks a rear fingerprint sensor, you can’t rule out the possibility of an in-display fingerprint scanner.
Rest of the stuff is a standard Pixel affair. It still lacks a 3.5 mm audio jack. The audio output is provided via the USB type-C port. A small upgrade comes in the form of dual speaker grille at the bottom. This symmetrical arrangement looks much better than the lone speaker on the Pixel 3 line-up. At this point, there’s no solid information regarding the Pixel 4‘s specifications, but here’s what we expect to see in Google’s latest flagship line-up.
Pixel 4 XL Specifications
Much like its predecessors, the Pixel 4 XL will stick to an OLED display with Quad HD+ resolution. It will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest top-end Snapdragon 855 chipset. Google is expected to bump up the RAM from the existing 4 GB on the Pixel 3 XL to 6 GB on the upcoming phone. On the software front, the Pixel 4 XL will undoubtedly ship with the upcoming Android Q. Of course, it will provide stock Android experience with zero bloatware and additional features.
The Pixel 4 XL is expected to launch in October 2019. As of this writing, there’s no information regarding its pricing. Thus far, Pixel devices have received rave reviews from the industry experts but no love from the consumers. There’s no doubt that the Pixel phones offer excellent camera performance, but the consumers mostly seem put off by the premium price tag and uninspiring designs. It will be worth seeing if the Pixel 4 XL will be able to change this perception.