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