Google will announce the Pixel 4 on October 15 in NYC

Google will announce the Pixel 4 on October 15 in NYC
Google has just sent out media invites to a hardware event in New York City on Tuesday, October 15. The company is expected to formally introduce the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL at the press conference in addition to some new Google Home/Nest speakers and potentially a second-generation Pixelbook Chromebook.

A new Pixel design language and extra cameras

The invite Google has sent out doesn't mention anything about the Pixel 4 series specifically – it simply invites people to "Come see a few new things Made by Google" – but the Silicon Valley-based internet giant has certainly made no secret over the past few months of its plans to announce the flagships later this year. In fact, it has already revealed a bunch of important features.

As confirmed way back in early June, the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will ditch the Pixel line's famous two-tone finish in favor of a regular slab of glass. This panel should be available in three colors – black, white, and orange/coral – and will feature the Google 'G' logo in addition to an all-new square camera module that houses three sensors and an LED flash.

Rumor has it the Pixel 4 will inherit the Pixel 3's primary 12-megapixel camera but ultimately produce noticeably better photos thanks to new software enhancements. Accompanying this will reportedly be a 16-megapixel sensor paired with a telephoto lens which, when combined with Super Res Zoom software, can take photos at up to 8x zoom. Also reportedly part of the setup is a dedicated 'Spectral Sensor' that may be capable of capturing information that isn’t visible to the naked eye like x-rays, ultraviolet, infrared, and much more. Additionally, depth data for each individual pixel and the ability to better identify materials are often part of the package. This means the sensor could be responsible for the improved Night Sight results that have leaked or perhaps a better portrait mode.

The front of Google's Pixel 4 will look pretty original

Nowadays, most smartphone brands are embracing either notched displays or punch-hole panels on their devices. Even Google itself followed the trend last year with the Pixel 3 XL but, following its arguably cold reception by the public, the California-based company has now gone back to the drawing board and selected a slightly different look for 2019.

To be specific, both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL feature a rather thick upper bezel above the display that's paired with thin side bezels and a small chin. The reason for this so-called forehead is the amount of technology Google has packed inside its next-gen flagships. As it has already confirmed, the bezel will house the usual in-ear speaker, one front-facing selfie camera, an all-new Face ID-like 3D facial recognition system, and a Project Soli radar that enables a wide range of gestures.

Regarding the internal side of things, it seems Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 will power the Pixel 4 series alongside 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It's unclear at the moment if other storage options will be available but expansion via microSD cards is, unfortunately, pretty unlikely.

Other Google Pixel 4 features will include Android 10 straight out of the box and a next-generation Google Assistant that's more advanced and faster than the existing implementation. Despite recent rumors, Google isn't developing a 5G variant of the Pixel 4 series. Instead, it's sticking to 4G LTE support as standard and will probably also include support for Wi-Fi 6, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.1.

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. Alcyone

Posts: 487; Member since: May 10, 2018

Camera king is on its way.

3. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

But they designed the phone upside down.

9. Alex_12

Posts: 54; Member since: May 30, 2018

Upside down? You got used to bigger bottom bezels... While in my opinion it should be wise versa. That way it will be easier to handle the phone and at the same time have no notches and allow companies to bring new technologies like Google did.

5. m_usm04

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 02, 2019

Camera king with worst video recording...xD

10. Alex_12

Posts: 54; Member since: May 30, 2018

Did you test the video recording on Pixel 4?

15. japkoslav

Posts: 1517; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Considering the quality of video capture on Pixel 1,2,3,3a it will be really big surprise if it does not suck.

17. TBomb

Posts: 1568; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

It actually wouldn't be a surprise if it does not suck. Each year upgrades happen. you can't upgrade everything to perfect every year, so some stuff gets left out. If video wasn't Google's focus for the first 3years, it's no surprise that it wasn't perfected as much as the photography piece of the camera. However, if it came around this year, it wouldn't be a surprise because it's one of the areas in the camera department that Google hasn't really touched.

2. surethom

Posts: 1718; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Please release pixel buds 2. Just look how much money Airpods make for apple.

6. surethom

Posts: 1718; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

That battery is so so small less than 3000mAh

7. TBomb

Posts: 1568; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Those rendered colors above look better than any real thing that Google pushes unfortunately. If there really are 6 colors to choose from, I see the orange, blue and green being lighter than what the picture shows - kinda like the purple-ish and kinda blue aren't vibrant, I don't see the P4 coming in vibrant colors :(. The orange will be coral colored... the green is going to look like a piece of spearmint gum.. and blue will look like a faded light sky blue. I'm a big fan of the pixels, but Google has made some confusing choices when it comes to design.

8. KickRocks

Posts: 279; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Google store account is ready to go! White/black P4XL on deck. Hopefully I get at least 3-350 for my P3XL

11. OneLove123

Posts: 1189; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Google is always late to the party with the processor.

12. Be_Mine

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Yes, at least late August or early September would have been more ideal. By the time they released their phone, Snapdragon 855+ is already out. I don't know why they don't use it.

16. Georgio

Posts: 258; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

I think u want to open that facebook app really fast with the latest processor. hahaha Even pixel 1 is very good with that vintage 2016 processor.

13. kidsdadam

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 09, 2015

Would love to see a Pixel quality wide angle too, not just telephoto.

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