Alleged Google Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL specs emerge in new leak

Alleged Google Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL specs emerge in new leak
We already know what Google’s Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will probably look like, but today the folks over at BGR have obtained a bunch of specifications which allegedly belong to the next-generation Pixel flagships. Although, as per usual, do take everything with a pinch of salt.

Taller displays, more RAM, and more storage

As previously reported, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will be roughly the same size as their predecessors. Despite this, the front panel on both smartphones is receiving a major redesign which involves implementing a slightly taller display with a large forehead. BGR’s spec sheet corroborates this by suggesting the Pixel 4 will benefit from a 2280 x 1080p display while the Pixel 4 XL will feature a 3040 x 1440p panel. For reference, the current-gen Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have shorter 2160 x 1080p and 2960 x 1440p OLEDs respectively. 

Moving on to the internal side of things, since the original Pixel lineup Google has equipped its smartphones with 4GB of RAM. The amount was more than adequate during the first generation of devices but now struggles to maintain the level of performance expected by consumers and offered by rival phones. Fortunately, today’s leak suggests the Pixel 4 series will feature 6GB of RAM as standard. Additionally, Google is reportedly planning to double the internal storage to 128GB.

Other configurations haven’t yet been confirmed by BGR’s sources but a version with 256GB of internal storage certainly seems possible. But whether or not Google ups the RAM count to 8GB in this case will remain to be seen.

Accompanying the updated base setup should be a new processor. Specifically, either Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 or the slightly speedier Snapdragon 855 Plus that was announced earlier this week. Regardless, performance should be on par with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 series and noticeably better than last year’s Pixel 3 lineup.

Extra cameras and sensors will accompany the internals

As mentioned above, Google has a rather drastic redesign planned for the front of its next flagships. That’s because it’s reportedly going to implement two upgraded selfie cameras, an ambient light sensor for a True Tone Display-like feature, and a new Project Soli radar. The latter should allow controlling of the device via subtle hand movements and potentially pave the way for a 3D facial recognition system that’ll replace the fingerprint scanner.

Joining the front panel changes will be some pretty dramatic upgrades on the rear. As Google itself has confirmed, both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will feature large, square-shaped camera modules on the rear that’ll house three sensors and an LED flash. Per reports, there will be an upgraded primary camera and a new 16-megapixel sensor that’s fitted with a telephoto zoom lens. A third ‘spectral sensor’ has apparently made the cut too. The exact benefits of the latter are yet to be confirmed officially but they could potentially include the ability to improve both low-light photography and portrait images by capturing more accurate depth data, better identifying materials, and registering x-rays and ultraviolet.

The remaining Pixel 4 features and specs are yet to be confirmed but, with three months still left to go, extra information will undoubtedly start emerging as the launch draws nearer. Google does, however, seem to have leaks under better control this time around – by this time last year, live images of the Pixel 3 XL had already leaked.

Google Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL release date

The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are expected to launch in mid-October following an introduction event earlier on in the month. The company hasn’t yet confirmed the exact pricing of the smartphones but they could potentially retail at $899 and $999 respectively. Alternatively, Google could price them more aggressively at $799 and $899.

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. androiduser

Posts: 518; Member since: Jun 18, 2014


8. sgodsell

Posts: 7594; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Folks over at BGR is enough to make me or any Android owner cringe. Because that site is a well known Apple site. So any Android/Google information from them should be taken with a grain of salt.

9. Vancetastic

Posts: 1771; Member since: May 17, 2017

I’m an Apple owner, and BGR makes me cringe.

11. OneLove123

Posts: 1262; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Can't stand that site. I hope it goes away for eternity.

10. kopkiwi

Posts: 102; Member since: May 31, 2013

A well known apple site? PhoneArena then?

12. Vancetastic

Posts: 1771; Member since: May 17, 2017

It’s basically an Apple fan site thinly disguised as a tech blog site. They exist to troll Android users, I think.

16. TBomb

Posts: 1668; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

If PhoneArena is an Apple Site, the BGR is BGR has horrible writing

2. baldilocks

Posts: 1545; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

That forehead just gives it that slow Neanderthal look. Looks way too topheavy. Would look better with larger bezel at the bottom than the top.

3. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 557; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

I think so main camera will 48MP shooter along with 16MP telephoto.Only Pixel can make full usage of 48MP compare to other OEMs.

4. QuantumRazer

Posts: 171; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

Or maybe just 'deeper pixels' like iPhone 7 to iPhone 8's camera..

5. lamzaza

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

Or ultra wide and telephoto. Google can crop the ultra wide to "normal" and they can safe some space.

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5755; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Not ideal as ultra wide lens have narrower aperture and smaller sensors Also Google's been using "deeper pixels" (i.e. larger pixels) since the Nexus 6P, back then Sony didn't even intend that sensor to be used in smartphones, it was meant for point and shot cameras, hence why Sony didn't offer that sensor with OIS However now there's bigger sensors, so I could see them upgrading to a larger sensor like the IMX586

6. User123456789

Posts: 1176; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Problem is those Quadbayer /Tetracell are not made to give full resolution details. Even at 48MP you dont see any advantage over 12MP mode, reason many of the devices dont even offer 48MP mode. When you have native 48, but decide to use only 12 you can see difference. Also lets not forget cheap lenses used on phones, that cant resolve even low resolution . That is why phones "create details" where they dont exist.

7. Sparkxster

Posts: 1247; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I think it's going to have an indisplay fps or one embedded in the power button. Anyhow I like what I'm seeing from the Pixel 4 so far.

13. JteveSobs

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 31, 2016

Notches, hole-punches, and bezels should not exist after 2019.

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