The Google Pixel 4 could feature a bezel-less display and stereo speakers, patent suggests

The Google Pixel 4 could feature a bezel-less display and stereo speakers, patent suggests
The Google Pixel 3 XL's bottom stereo speaker

Just over 24 hours after one particular patent hinted at the possibility of an all-screen Google Pixel 4, a new patent has now been uncovered which also points towards the idea. This time around, though, the design retains one popular feature.

As opposed to adopting a front panel design complete with unrealistically-thin bezels, as envisioned yesterday, this particular implementation features bezels that are more or less on par with Apple’s iPhone XS line and the upcoming Galaxy S10 series. But unlike both the former and the latter, there is no sight of a notch or a display hole.

As a direct result of this, it currently remains to be seen how Google would implement its recent dual-camera selfie setup on a smartphone with such thin bezels. Nevertheless, the internet giant does appear keen on retaining its popular front-facing stereo speakers. In fact, the device envisioned includes a pair of wide speaker cut-outs along the very edge of the top and bottom portions of the display.

In contrast to yesterday’s patent, this one doesn’t provide a glimpse at the smartphone’s rear design. Considering the design was filed way back in September of 2017, though, any rear sketches would probably be irrelevant by now – yesterday’s patent showed the Pixel 2 XL’s rear design.

In regards to future implementations, it seems Google is certainly taking the idea of an all-screen Google Pixel seriously. But whether the internet giant greenlights such a design for production is another matter. If it does choose to do so, however, the next-gen Google Pixel 4 is an extremely likely candidate.

Google Pixel phone with bezel-less display and stereo speakers

Google Pixel phone with bezel-less display and stereo speakers

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18 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 732; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Pixel phones are boring. Maybe this will change that.

2. Fred3

Posts: 341; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

I agree and i have a Pixel. They need the gimmicks and extras that Samsung, LG, Huawei and One Plus lets you do. Just a good camera is not good enough. Pixels are like Android versions of Iphones

3. applesnapple93

Posts: 294; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

I think thats the point of the Pixel. Especially if you look at the first pixel design. It was an iphone without a home button.

14. Georgio

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

The first pixel looked a bit like an iPhone ,but the Pixel 2 and 3 are quite unique looking phones.

4. androiduser

Posts: 504; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

I currently have an s6 edge and sim cards don't work on it anymore so I need to get a phone soon, I was gonna get the s10 lite but now I really want to wait for the pixel 4, what oled phone that's not big or tiny should I get for now while I wait?

9. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1175; Member since: May 01, 2017

I went from the S9+ to the Pixel 3 and have no regrets

13. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 907; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

S9 is a good phone or if you can afford it Note 9

16. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

They have Daydream VR, they have fast AI chips on board with their own embedded ram. The Pixel 2's AI chip could operate at 3 trillion operations per second, the Pixel 3's can operate at over 4 trillion operations per second. The Pixel 3's have two front facing cameras. See of those so called gimmicks can be installed from the the play store. The pixels have the hardware. It's just what you want to do with that hardware.

5. 27satz

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Only reason why pixel phones are sold because of camera and software. It's funny how they don't focus much on aesthetic design of the phone.

10. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Those are pretty good reasons. I left Samsung for that and to get away from the curved edges. Total gimmick

6. newbey123

Posts: 696; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Come on google. Please make this design. You all have the best software for obvious reasons, but get your design crap together!!

7. Joosty

Posts: 462; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

LOOKS SICK!

8. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1175; Member since: May 01, 2017

Im loving my Pixel 3. It's the perfect size and works better than any other phone I've owned. As long as they don't make the 4 with a curved screen or drill some ugly holes in it...

11. lyndon420

Posts: 6450; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Give it a sliding selfie camera module (I rarely use it anyway, so tuck it safely out of the way), wireless charging, and fix the million bugs...and I might consider it - only if it doesn't have in screen fingerprint scanning.

12. Orion78

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Well Google it's your last chance. Bring something awesome or I'm jumping ship.

17. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1175; Member since: May 01, 2017

I'm sure they'll do just fine without you...

15. ironmarc89

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 22, 2012

Automatically, this will be a POS because Google and HTC dont believe in releasing software that's at least 85% complete.

18. cncrim

Posts: 1557; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Google has punch of HTC engineer behind these phone project, so expect to see a huge bezel. if you look at there pass pixel and you can see HTC m7/m8 signature still retain somewhat.

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