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Latest Pixel 4 XL photo leak corroborates Snapdragon 855 and more specs

Latest Pixel 4 XL photo leak corroborates Snapdragon 855 and more specs
Google Pixel 4 series concept render

So far this morning there’s been one iPhone 11 leak, two Google Pixel 4 leaks, and one Samsung Galaxy S11 article. It looked as though a tie for the most leaked device of the day was on the horizon but the Pixel 4 has now extended its lead over rival smartphones with a third leak courtesy of 91Mobiles.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 and a 6.2-inch display

Obtained via a source with access to Google’s next-generation flagship, a photo has been shared of the Pixel 4 XL running the DevCheck Hardware and System Info app. This lists the presence of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855, which is built on the 7-nanometer manufacturing process, alongside the Adreno 640 GPU. Unfortunately, the amount of RAM and storage that’s on board isn’t mentioned but previous leaks do point towards a 6/128GB configuration as standard. Recent benchmarks have also suggested an 8GB model could be on the way although their credibility is yet to be determined. 

Moving the focus away from the Pixel 4's internals and over to its externals, today's leak reveals the presence of a large 6.23-inch display. This is slightly smaller than the 6.3-inch panel that was previously reported and down by 0.07-inches when compared to the Pixel 3 XL’s display. One number that isn’t smaller, however, is the pixel density.

The Pixel 4 XL’s taller 19:9 display arrives accompanied by a slightly higher 2960 x 1440p resolution designed to accommodate the extra space created by the slimmer bezels. This, in turn, results in a pixel density of 540ppi which is an increase of 17ppi over the Pixel 3 XL’s display. It’s not much of a difference but it’ll undoubtedly be met with praise by hardcore tech fans that like to constantly compare devices.

Completing the Google Pixel 4 XL’s internal package should be a 3,700mAh battery paired with fast charge support and Android 10 straight out of the box. An IP68 water and dust resistance rating will likely be part of the package too.

A dual-camera setup will extend Google's photography lead

In addition to all of the internal components mentioned above, the Google Pixel 4 XL will also feature an all-new dual-camera setup on the rear. This will include a 12-megapixel main camera and a 16-megapixel sensor that's paired with a telephoto lens which, when combined with Super Res Zoom, can support 8x zoom. Also present is a ‘spectral sensor’ and a dual-tone LED flash.

Like the Pixel 3 series that precedes it, this year’s Pixel 4 duo will support Google’s Night Sight feature although this time it’ll be speedier and permit clear photos of the sky at night. A new Audio Zoom feature that automatically adjusts the focus of audio when a user zooms in or out should be part of the package too. Coupled with all of this will reportedly be a new Motion Mode that allows Pixel users to create action shots with blurred backgrounds and a moving object in the foreground. Additionally, Live HDR is to be expected.

The Google Pixel 3 duo features two front-facing cameras but the presence of the Project Soli radar this year means there isn’t room for a second selfie sensor on the Pixel 4. To offer all previous functionalities, it seems the flagship will feature a wide-angle camera as standard that’ll also offer the option of regular photos via a combination of cropping and Super Res Zoom. To help avoid warped buildings in wide-angle photos, Google has reportedly developed a new algorithm that corrects everything.

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