New Pixel 4 leak reveals 'Motion Sense' settings, more photos

New Pixel 4 leak reveals 'Motion Sense' settings, more photos
Google Pixel 4 concept render

It may be iPhone day but the Google Pixel 4 has rarely been out of the spotlight. Earlier today a bunch of photos comparing the white and black variants appeared online. These were followed up by a short video of the orange Pixel 4 and yet another leak that corroborated a bunch of specs.

More recently, the date of Google’s annual hardware event was seemingly revealed and now, courtesy of YouTuber Brandon Lee from This is Tech Today, another leak details the Pixel 4’s ‘Motion Sense’ settings. 

Google will offer a range of Motion Sense settings

Through official teasers and a recently leaked Pixel 4 promo video, Google has already hinted at the ability to switch songs with Motion Sense or silence alarms and phone calls. Today’s videos corroborate these features and reveal some others. 

Firstly, it seems Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL users will be given the option of turning the Motion Sense feature off entirely. But when activated, a list of settings will be available to the owner including the ability to deactivate the ‘skip songs’ or ‘silence interruptions’ gestures. The latter allows users to snooze alarms or decline calls by waving their hand over the phone. The former, on the other hand, gives owners the option of skipping songs with one big air swipe in a specified direction.

Another neat Motion Sense feature is called ‘reach to check phone.’ This, as the name suggests, lets Pixel 4 users hover their hand over the display to activate it and display notifications, the time, and other useful bits of info. Head to minute 13:03 in the video above to view the short videos of the Motion Sense settings yourself.

Take a look at the Pixel 4 from a number of different angles

In addition to the short videos showcasing the Motion Sense settings, a relatively large collection of photos that showcase the Pixel 4 from a variety of different angles was also provided. The first few shots in the gallery below corroborate the presence of a large display surrounded by slim side bezels, a reduced chin, and a rather large upper bezel. Speaking of which, one of the images provides a close up look at the layout which Google says includes a selfie camera, the Project Soli radar, an in-ear speaker, and an entire secure facial recognition system that'll rival Apple's Face ID.

The smartphone in question is the black model which, as previously revealed, boasts a white accented power key along the right side. This accompanies an elongated volume rocker and the SIM card tray which sits on the opposite side of the frame. The frame itself apparently feels like a "premium plastic" and resembles the Pixel 2's frame. Finishing up the frame aspect of things is a USB-C port and a bottom-firing speaker that'll work alongside the in-ear alternative to create a stereo setup.

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL announcement and release date

The Google Pixel 4 series looks set to be introduced at a hardware event on Tuesday, October 15. Official pre-orders are expected to start immediately after the show although it probably won't be until Friday, October 25 that consumers actually start receiving the smartphones.

Unfortunately, we don't know how much the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will cost at launch. Google, however, has openly admitted that it's struggled to sell Pixel 3 devices this year and has since applied hefty discounts to the flagships to help shift more units. It's unclear at this stage if the internet giant is planning lower prices for this year's lineup but, even if it isn't, prices likely won't go above Pixel 3 levels. This means the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will likely retail at $799 and $899 respectively or lower.

Related phones

Pixel 4
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2800 mAh
Pixel 4 XL
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3700 mAh




Posts: 411; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

My fellow Pixel Knights rise up and hail the King of Android. A camera second to none! Project Soli the Ace in the hole for Pixel users all around. Then the Pixel 4a will be here to clean up the rest of the Android market.

9. Orion78

Posts: 197; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Lmao stop. Pixel ain't putting a dent on the android market. And this is coming from a Google guy.

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7356; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I just hope it still comes with a finger print scanner, even under the screen is fine for me.

16. Georgio

Posts: 244; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

He's talking about features and hardware...Why would you care about how much a company sells? They get the money, not you.

12. SyCo87

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

If google isn't paying you, than you're a loser.

14. Foxgabanna

Posts: 596; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Psh. Google can hardly sell these things.

2. cmdacos

Posts: 4194; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Really too bad Google cant design a nice looking phone.

3. OneLove123

Posts: 1055; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I'll take this over the iPhone notch anyday.

8. cmdacos

Posts: 4194; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I agree, anything beats a unibrow and this is far better than the dump truck notch the P3 has but still this phone feels like 2017.

6. User123456789

Posts: 906; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

This is exactly how iphones would look if they had full bezel.

19. TBomb

Posts: 1471; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I wouldn't be surprise if the side and bottom bezels are identical to the iphone. The only difference is no notch.

22. Georgio

Posts: 244; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

PIxel 4 has nothing to do with the iphone ; are u blind? The only thing is the camera ; even that is diffrent. They got some inspiration from Huawei( apple and google)

10. jodeci888

Posts: 79; Member since: May 14, 2009

Google should buy OnePlus and then make a PHENOMENAL pixel!

4. GuaTech7

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 08, 2018

It looks good and Motions Sense feature seems exciting but the fact the phone doesn't have a regular bezel leaves me with a bad taste of the design team. I can't believe that only Apple can make it close the border and even though they have a notch they don't have a chin. Google must try harder if they want to compete with Samsung, Apple and Huawei.

5. Alcyone

Posts: 383; Member since: May 10, 2018

One word: Protection. An "intrusive" frame allows for better dissapation from an impact. Thus, in turn allows a better chance of no broken screen. They never will head on head compete with other OEMs. Not gonna waste their time, specially when they ship/sell a fraction of other OEMs.

7. User123456789

Posts: 906; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Probably google made upside down with screen connectors. Bottom is non-existent like xperia 10. Thinner than iphone.


Posts: 414; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Google will once again be behind in Hardware while every major flagship including Apple has an ultra wide camera.

15. Foxgabanna

Posts: 596; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

I don't really see anything the Pixel 4 can bring to the table that I can't get done right on another manufacturer. The camera is the only thing these have going for it, so for premium pricing why not get a Samsung? iPhone? Or Huawei

20. TBomb

Posts: 1471; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

$799 is less than Samsung/iPhone/LG. yes, it's still expensive, bu its also cheaper than lots of other phones

18. itz_charlie01

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 15, 2017

That forehead tho jeeeeez

21. TBomb

Posts: 1471; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

what model phone you got? This is an iPhone sans-notch.

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