Leaked Pixel 4/XL promo images show Pixel 3/3a comparison, Motion Sense, colors, more

Leaked Pixel 4/XL promo images show Pixel 3/3a comparison, Motion Sense, colors, more
UPDATE: More Google Pixel 4 promo images have leaked. One of these, which can be viewed above, arrives courtesy of Evan Blass. The others have been published by Ishan Agarwal. Additionally, Best Buy Canada has activated a Pixel 4 promotional page that features a Pixel 4 vs Pixel 3 specs comparison and Agarwal has tweeted a separate image which compares Google's 2019 flagships to the Pixel 3a series.


Last year’s Pixel 3 series leaks were so bad people started calling them the most leaked phones ever. And now that the flagships are about to be replaced, their respective successors seems to be competing for the same title. 

Since the beginning of summer, Google's Pixel 4 has been the subject of numerous hands-on leaks, multiple camera comparisons, some software news, and a bunch of official teasers. Now, with less than one week to go until its official introduction, the official press renders courtesy of Evan Blass just don't stop leaking.

A funky new wallpaper will accompany Android 10

The images below show the smaller Pixel 4 in Google’s ‘Just Black’ finish and the Pixel 4 XL in the 'Clearly White' and 'Oh So Orange' colors. The former boasts an accented white power key which is faintly visible while the second options feature contrasting black frames coupled with orange and pink power keys respectively.

 In all cases, the setup's paired with a funky new wallpaper that makes the phone’s generation clear by displaying a large and colorful ‘P’ and ‘4’ on a black background. This is accompanied by a weather widget above which displays the Tuesday, October 15 announcement date, a Google search bar towards the bottom, and the Gmail, Google Maps, Google Photos, Chrome, and YouTube apps.

These press renders don't reveal anything else but they do provide another clear glimpse at the design. On the rear the Pixel 4 features a square-shaped camera module while up front it uses slim side bezels, a marginally thicker chin, and a huge forehead that’s roughly the same size as the Pixel 3’s top bezel. The latter is justified by an array of sensors which includes a 3D face unlock system, a front-facing camera that’ll reportedly arrive paired with an ultra-wide-angle lens, and Google’s Project Soli radar chip which enables a wide range of gestures. 

Next-gen Google Assistant, Live Caption, and Dark Mode

Accompanying everything will, of course, be stock Android 10. New features include a native Dark Mode, support for a gesture-based navigation system that’s similar to the iPhone 11’s, improved location sharing controls, and seamless background updates. Also part of the package is Google's next-generation Assistant which should be able to effortlessly jump from task to task without stopping to think or process. It'll initially land as a Pixel 4 exclusive but will eventually make its way to other smartphones over time.

Sitting alongside the Assistant will be support for Motion Gestures and a new 3D face unlock system, both of which can be viewed in the marketing images above. The usefulness of Google's air gestures is still up for debate but the company, nevertheless, seems to be focusing quite heavily on the Project Soli-backed feature. 

Google Pixel 4 series announcement and release date

The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will be announced at an event in New York on Tuesday, October 15. A new Nest Mini that’ll replace the Google Home Mini may also make an appearance alongside a few other Nest-branded products and the Pixelbook Go.

Pre-orders for the Pixel 4 series should commence immediately after the event but it may take quite a bit longer for shipments to start. That’s because Pixel devices are usually released on Fridays but Google has already confirmed the Pixel 4 series won’t ship before Friday, October 18. Therefore, Friday, October 25 seems like the earliest possible release date.

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. KingSam

Posts: 1470; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I like curbed corners but that curve radius looks wide. It's chopping into the font

13. applesnapple93

Posts: 313; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

This phone better launch with RCS support across all carriers.

87. andrewc31394

Posts: 298; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

coming from a 3 XL, the 4 XL doesnt seem like much of an upgrade

2. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 554; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

These bezels will dissapear only when UDC will become mainstream.

3. corvette72778

Posts: 166; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

No thank you to an ugly phone.

10. AllPhonesMatter

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 29, 2019

I actually don't mind the design, especially since there is no notch and no pop-up camera.

32. Jason2k13

Posts: 1467; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

So all phones before the notch, looks good to you?

48. zebulun69

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

Phones just before notch era looks really good..minimal bezel eg. Note9

55. Subie

Posts: 2388; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

@Jazon2k13, I also don't mind this design, nor do I like the notch or want a pop up camera. Why would that mean that I or anyone who thinks that way think "all phones before the notch" look good?

73. OneLove123

Posts: 1185; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Well, except the iPhone 6-8. The bezels were bigger than the screen in itself. Ahahaah

17. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

No notch but the bezels are too big for sure. Luckily the camera will be the redeeming quality

25. AlienKiss

Posts: 199; Member since: May 21, 2019

For such a HUGE company, they sure make some FUGLY devices.. I'm an android fan, but I'd never want one of these. I'd rather buy a Samsung or a Sony instead of looking at this hideous thing that lacks the SD card slot.. Also, their phones seem to be full of glitches and bugs.

78. bilalb

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 15, 2019

Try OnePlus then

38. JohnZimmerman

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 17, 2012

Yes please to the smartest smartphone with no notch/teardrop/hole punch/sliding camera.

4. Vancetastic

Posts: 1558; Member since: May 17, 2017

If the 4a looks like this, and retains the plastic construction, I might be tempted...

5. dumpster666

Posts: 92; Member since: Mar 07, 2019

i used to make such wallpapers on ps when i was 10.

6. Dr.SamX

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Why cant they make a "normal" visually appealing phone? I mean every mid-range china-phone looks better than this!

7. hellhr

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 25, 2016

Fugly 2016 design, nothing special in total... Who would buy this phone?

39. JohnZimmerman

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 17, 2012

People who like to keep their data secure with the fastest-deployed security patches? People who don't like notches, teardrops, hole punches, or sliding cameras? People who like phones that don't lag after 6 months? People who don't like waiting forever to get new Android versions? People who don't like bloatware? A lot of people, really...

40. Silva5 unregistered

LOL. People who want to keep their data secure should NOT buy a phone made by Google. Fact.

44. maestrotelefono

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 30, 2019

Silva5, go for Huawei, thats the best solution for you!

50. zebulun69

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

Never heard leaked data from using Pixel phone

8. Carlitos

Posts: 671; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Used to forgive Google the past years for their lackluster design. But its 2019....why does it still look like a phone that several years dated?

74. OneLove123

Posts: 1185; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Hey, iPhone X 3s are still selling great 3 yrs later.

9. surethom

Posts: 1716; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Very nice looking but with backward step no finger print sensor, no thanks.

11. User123456789

Posts: 1001; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Better than notch. Rear is as disgusting as the iphone

12. chris2k5

Posts: 281; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Looks horrendously ugly. Possibly uglier than Pixel 3.

14. Awalker

Posts: 1982; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

My next phone.

15. kplayon

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 02, 2018

Google seriously never fail to make their phones ugly. It's as if they want customers to pick One Plus, Samsung, or Motorola first and if all else fails, buy their phones. But what makes it worse is actually is the price. If this was cheap as 3a, then i'll buy it. But something tells me it won't be under $800

16. Awalker

Posts: 1982; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Ugly is subjective. I love the design of the phone and I'll be ordering it as soon as it's available.

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