Forget renders – real Google Pixel 4 spotted in the wild

Forget renders – real Google Pixel 4 spotted in the wild
It has been a wild week for Google Pixel leaks. First, we got to see some leak-based renders that claimed to depict the real thing. Then, Google itself went "to Hell with it" and posted the design of the upcoming Pixel 4 phone. Granted, it was a darkened silhouette, but it pretty much showed that the latest leaks are correct.

Now, it seems we have another reaffirmation of the design language of the new Pixels — the phone was caught in the wild!

A reader sent 9to5Google a photo of the device in question. There's some potato quality issues going on, we assume because the person was keeping their distance and using the zoom on their phone to take the snap (Nice zoom, by the way!). What we can see is a phone with a square-shaped camera module on the back, a lot like the one that was leaked. The placement of the flash and two lenses also match previous reports.

Forget renders – real Google Pixel 4 spotted in the wild


Of course, the device is kept in a case and the user has their hands wrapped around it pretty tight, so we can't see much else. But the tipster who sent this picture says they did see the phone's front and yes, it does have a thick-ish forehead, just like we are assuming it will.

Compare the above image to these official renders that Google itself released earlier

Compare the above image to these official renders that Google itself released earlier



It seems Google just can't keep the Pixel's design a secret — last year's Pixel 3 was also popping up left and right months before release. Or could Google just be trolling us in some manner? We can't know for sure, not just yet... The Pixel 4 is expected to arrive this October, so we'll see what pops out between now and then.


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20 Comments

1. TBomb

Posts: 1205; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I bet this photo was staged

2. Alex_12

Posts: 41; Member since: May 30, 2018

We want to see the front, not back which we already know.

3. applesnapple93

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

well see the front when google presents it with a fugly notch but with a black background so it blends in with the OLED and no bone boos it on stage.

4. Georgio

Posts: 194; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

I bet you have a notch style haircut:-))))

5. Godlymansean

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

no bone boos

6. TBomb

Posts: 1205; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Every rumor is suggesting it won't have a notch. I can't tell if you're trolling Apple, Samsung, Google, or a different OEM with this comment... Your name points to one, but your comment points to another.

7. surethom

Posts: 1618; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Look that's why we NEED optical zoom on more phones.

8. KickRocks

Posts: 267; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Is it October yet?????

9. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That case looks so nice. Google makes some really good cases imo.

10. Mike88

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

Phonearena is trying hard to make pixel successful and a challenger to iPhone 11,,failed attempt dudes

11. Joosty

Posts: 467; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Basically an iPhone X1 running Android.

12. Georgio

Posts: 194; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Basically you don't have a clue about phones!!

13. Joosty

Posts: 467; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Basically you, you .. you! Idk.

14. Georgio

Posts: 194; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

I still think its u...

16. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1239; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Just better in every possible way.

15. iloveapps

Posts: 582; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Apple trying their best not to leak about their products and here are android feeding leaks so that they may be the first with that design. Oh well, iphone XX is already sitting in apple campus lab.

17. Donbenie

Posts: 255; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

Which design are you ventilating about? The same design Huawei originated last year?

18. zebulun69

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

You mean the design that Apple copied from Huawei mate 20 camera module? LOL

19. Georgio

Posts: 194; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Huawei has 4 phones with square cameras already, since 2018, go on gsmarena.com and click on Huawei phones.

20. Georgio

Posts: 194; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Plus it shows that Google's phone has been in production for a while because it's already out for testing.

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