Google Pixel 4 XL case renders leak

Google Pixel 4 XL case renders leak
We've already seen a few Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL renders, and Google itself has shared a photo of the device. So today's leak of some Pixel 4 XL case renders by a Twitter member named Sudhanshu Ambhore (via MSPoweruser) might have less impact than usual. The renders show the square cutout for the rear-facing camera module and the thinner bezels (by Pixel standards) on the phone, especially on the bottom. The Pixel 4 XL will have dual front-facing selfie cameras and a triple-camera setup in the back; that compares to the two sensors that are on the back of the Pixel 4.

The Pixel 4 cameras could include a 12MP Primary and a 16MP telephoto with 2x optical zoom. The extra camera on the Pixel 4 XL might be a 'spectral sensor' that will help the camera perform better under low-light conditions and improve the bokeh effect on portraits. Google is also expected to use wide-gamut P3 capture with the Pixel cameras. The technology, used by Apple for the iPhone, captures a 25% wider range of colors than the typical sRGB system more widely used.

One thing that can't be confirmed at the moment, is whether the Pixel 4XL will contain a sensor for Google's Project Soli sensing technology. As we mentioned last month, there is speculation that the new Pixels might use this technology that gives users more control over their device through the use of subtle hand gestures. Project Soli tracks "micro motions" of the hands through the use of radar. Recently, a sketch of the Pixel 4 XL (based on a render disseminated by @OnLeaks) stated that a hidden sensor would be placed in the right side of the top bezel. But the sketch doesn't dovetail with the top bezel of the Pixel 4 XL seen on the case renders, which means that someone is mistaken. We might have to wait for the Pixel 4 XL to be unveiled, presumably this October, to find out if this will be a new feature on the phone.

Will we see the new Snapdragon 855+ power the new Pixels?

Just yesterday we passed along some leaked specs for the phones. The Pixel 4 screen will reportedly carry a resolution of 1080 x 2280 while the Pixel 4 XL's display is said to weigh in at 1440 x 3040. That works out to an aspect ratio of 19:9 for both phones. For comparison purposes, the Pixel 3 resolution of 1080 x 2160 results in an 18:9 aspect ratio. The 1440 x 2960 resolution on the Pixel 3 XL gives the device an aspect ratio of 18.5:9.

Hey, here's an interesting fact for your next dinner party; up until now every Pixel handset ever released has been equipped with 4GB of memory. And that includes the mid-range units that Google launched earlier this year. But it is time for a change and it looks as though the basic 2019 Pixels will sport 6GB of RAM with 128GB of storage. That would seem to indicate that other variants with 256GB of storage will be available.

While we expect the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform to be under the hood, it is not known whether the new Snapdragon 855+ chip will be employed. The new version of Qualcomm's flagship chipset hikes the clock speed on the lone Kryo 485 Prime CPU core from 2.84GHz to 2.96GHz. It also offers a 15% improvement in graphics performance. The chip maker says that the chip will be found in consumer devices starting in the second half of this year. The first phone to use the Snapdragon 855+ will be the Asus ROG Phone II gaming phone. There really is no reason why the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL can't also be powered by the chip that is currently the fastest Android CPU according to a benchmark test. After all, Google has redesigned the Pixels and is looking to compete with Apple and Samsung this year.

Related phones

Pixel 4
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2800 mAh
Pixel 4 XL
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3700 mAh



1. Fred3

Posts: 574; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

I'm glad it's different that way people can choose which phone fits them better

2. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The most practical and most balanced phone design of the modern time.

3. MsPooks

Posts: 206; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

Google's BEEN competing with Apple and Samsung...and losing. They keep thinking mediocre hardware with basic, bug-ridden software can sell at flagship prices, but it can't. The 3a is everything any Pixel needs to be, and it's actually priced appropriately.

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7514; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

How the hell is the Pixel 3 or 3XL, or these new pixel 4's mediocre hardware? If the Pixels have mediocre hardware, then I guess the iPhones really do have low end specs. Well we already know the iPhone XR is a low end POS, and definitely not worth what Apple is asking for it. Only suckers by that crappy iPhone.

5. Godlymansean

Posts: 339; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

lol only suckers buy a good working phone that they'll enjoy for years. Nice. Enlighten us since we should be void of choice/option. What phone should we buy? How bout car while you're at it. Lead us.

8. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

You’re an idiot to compare spec of android phones from iPhones. The integration of hardware and software of iphones is what mayter most. Android needs to be 5x higher spec to equal iPhones overall performance. But android apps sucks in optimizations. Also android needs to be restart every now and then.

6. Venom

Posts: 3778; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Lol, I didn't think a comment could be that ignorant until I read this one. Mediocre hardware? Lol yeah what drugs have you been taking because you are crazy if you think the Pixel phones have mediocre hardware. You would have been better off talking about the 3's design but you just made yourself look ridiculous by saying they have mediocre hardware.

13. djinn

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 04, 2014

"mediocre hardware" = some bezel rather than a notch or hole punch, is that it?


Posts: 191; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

so no bottom front loudspeaker? srsly

9. Vogue1985

Posts: 488; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

I like it

10. monoke

Posts: 1185; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Wait. The round corners of the screen are not the same circumference either?! Man this asymmetrical design is triggering the heck out of me. Why Google?

11. Cat97

Posts: 1969; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

A joke of a design, really. Google probably realized that since everybody else competes for the 'nicest phone' title, they have the unique opportunity to hunt the 'ugliest phone' title because no one else chases it. Good strategy :)

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