Massive Google Pixel 4 XL design leak reveals all, huge top bezel included

The Google Pixel 4 XL has leaked out entirely in a new 360-degree render video. The smartphone features a large top bezel, two selfie snappers, a huge rear camera module on the rear, and an aluminum frame.
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14. Jaifaith

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 09, 2018

Google should stop making smartphones and concentrate on software development

16. pogba

Posts: 98; Member since: Jun 13, 2018

Holy crap. You mean someone was paid to design this? Looks more like a prank.

17. suhas2000

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 24, 2008

You lost me at "bottom firing speaker." Why oh why would you remove the front firing speakers?!

18. dnomadic

Posts: 391; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Not sure I agree with the complaints...uninterrupted screen, no mechanical parts bound to break or let in water, thin bezels (save for the top), facial recognition. Top that with pure android, likely great cameras, timely updates, finally updated RAM (6gb should be fine, 4 has been fine after updates), free storage for years. Good design, great software, great camera, and Google.... sounds like a win can't wait.

50. Feanor

Posts: 1341; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Well... Thin bezels, save the top, are not thin bezels. It is true that the top bezel makes the telephone look unbalanced and top heavy, really one thing that can make a phone look ugly, because it challenges people's established perceptions about proportions. The rear camera module is also very difficult to digest. So, yes, I also think that it is unacceptably ugly, no matter how good the rest of the phone may be.

19. tokuzumi

Posts: 1844; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I'd like for there to be a fingerprint sensor, but not the end of the world. Not a huge fan of the design though.

21. baldilocks

Posts: 1489; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Looks like a top heavy, unwieldy Neanderthal.

26. yalokiy

Posts: 923; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

I wish they copied the galaxy S10 design instead, but with a flat screen.

27. daveydog

Posts: 68; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

That forehead kills it for me. To each their own. Good to know though, can plan ahead now.

28. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

From design point of view, No!

29. TBomb

Posts: 1283; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

The people who bash the Pixel line just don't get why it exists. It doesn't exist to compete with Samsung/LG/Huawei. It's there to prod them in a better direction. You can't cannibalize your partners sales.

43. Guaire

Posts: 870; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Actually you can and this what exactly Google is trying but failing. That theory of yours can't explain why they killed Nexus line. This was real partnership with various Android OEMs. They are spending tons of money at marketing so they are hoping to sell tons of Pixels, which means cannibalizing sales of their partners. And they are keeping Pixel features only for themselves not sharing with their partners. And many times they implemented some features much later then various Android skins. BTW they have better not to compete with LG since they are on the way of many dead OEMs.

55. TBomb

Posts: 1283; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

@guaire you got proof that Google is trying and failing? Because I seem to see the opposite.... My theory is that Google has the resources and brainpower to deliver a Samsung-level device both in looks and specs - and if they wanted to they would; but they're not. Google is offering a flagship spec'd phone without the pleasing asthetics. Why would Google want to steal sales from OEMs who make them a lot of money? Especially in a time where hardware sales are becoming less profitable, fighting on the hardware front would be the last thing that Google would want to do. They are offering a base flagship phone so OEMs feel pressure to step their game up and offer better products, better software support/updates, etc. Google is not trying to make the pixel line a cash cow.

64. Guaire

Posts: 870; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Proof is there, you don't spend big money on marketing if you don't want to gain back even more. And their sale numbers is a proof of their failure. They have monetary resources, but probably what they do lack is top level human resources and experience. They got HTC team and now they are making similarly stupid design choices. What pressure? Do you realize Pixel isn't available on most of the globe. Who is pressing more Google or Huawei? Huawei almost overtake the global market without giving a sh*t about what Google is doing with Pixel.

67. TBomb

Posts: 1283; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

All the more reason to think that Google is NOT trying to make the Pixel a cash cow. It's not available worldwide, they're spending on marketing because they have to make it somewhat desired AND they're trying to push their services they offer so people are familiar and start to use them.

30. kplayon

Posts: 42; Member since: Mar 02, 2018

When I saw renderings of a true uniform bezel from android, i knew it was fake. Because if you're a pixel, you need a chin and a forehead. They can't make uniform bezels period. Cant.

58. prayastha

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

True uniform bezel? Which phone has one? Cant think of any.

31. Godlymansean

Posts: 334; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

We'll see... Still considering a Pixel.

32. kratos47

Posts: 17; Member since: May 27, 2015

I've always been a fan of the stock android experience, but besides the camera, Pixels have been disappointing. OnePlus is looking better every day.

33. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

Pixels, while Stock Android and having a good camera, have been an otherwise disappointing and underwhelming smartphone line, especially with all of the bugs and issues they've been having. The design team also needs to be fired, as Pixels have consistently been perhaps the worst designed smartphones in the smartphone space, with maybe 1 or 2 exceptions.

35. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1261; Member since: May 01, 2017

Going through the comments and it's safe to say that 95 percent of users here should chop off their balls and hand in their man cards for being upset because the Pixel 4 isn't pretty enough for them. After that you all can head over to Starbucks for your prissy rainbow fairy drinks...

40. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Bruh, you're trying real hard to prove how much of a man you are to a bunch of strangers and it's kinda suspect. Got any repressed fantasies you want to get off your conscience?

41. Vancetastic

Posts: 953; Member since: May 17, 2017

He’s a tuff guy, for sure.

45. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1261; Member since: May 01, 2017

I'm a light, porous rock formed by consolidation of volcanic ash?

44. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1261; Member since: May 01, 2017

Did I strike a nerve? Whats suspicious is how a bunch of guys caring about how pretty their phones are like a teenage girl. I'm guessing that's you since you keep following where I post.

54. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

Buffalo, You are real suspects talking about grown men's b@ll$, and you're trying to come off as a tough guy when you're actually baby wipes soft.

36. monoke

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

I thought the 4 XL has no upper bezel with the big punch hole? No?. Anyway, this is just a Frankenstein ugly for a phone design. Seems to be competing with the next iPhone for ugliest phone award. Funny, they sort look the same.

38. JMartin22

Posts: 2355; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

They’re always seemingly years behind the design curve. Just who are they trying to make this device appeal to? Developers?

42. surethom

Posts: 1635; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

The power button is so high need to be lower.

46. Jamesmd81

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Just remember "wait till you see what it can do"!

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