New Google Pixel 4 leak suggests massive change is coming

The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will reportedly ditch all physical buttons in favor of capacitive alternatives. The flagships are also expected to feature punch hole displays, in-screen fingerprint scanners, and stereo speakers
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68. wickedwilly

Posts: 533; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

I disagree, not with a consistent measure of brightness across all machines , but at 200 nits it is too low.

51. DestructoDisk

Posts: 2; Member since: 4 days ago

I just realized you sited the Verge as a source for testing... Oh facepalm facepalm. Why did I even bother replying?

61. OneLove123

Posts: 773; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

You heard that from mkbhd. Most reviewers are saying 5-7hrs. Mkbhd phones never get great battery life.

16. andrewc31394

Posts: 275; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

$1000 and still probably only going to get 6GB of RAM, what a joke. Coming from a 3XL owner btw.

25. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1170; Member since: May 01, 2017

Are you slow? The Pixel doesn't need huge amounts of RAM because it's not a heavy skin phone... You must be that type of person who believes bigger numbers automatically makes something better

45. oldskool50

Posts: 454; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Because bigger numbers in the vast majority of cases, does mean it will be better. More RAm makes a device multi-task better even if you don't see an actual increase in speed, irregardless of how many fetaures the phoen does or does not have. Sure just because the Pixel doesn't have a skin that has more features like Samsung phones, doesn't mean more RAM would be beneficial for other things. While you saying him, you're basically are the type of person who thinks just because you think a phoen doesn't need something, that it shouldn't have it. More RAM benefits all computer irregardless of their capabilities and features. Samsung phoens with the same features they have now, ran just fine on 4GB of RAM. They just run better with 6/8GB and even 12GB. I have 8GB, and I see a significant difference in speed and UI movement and apps opening and multi-tasking vs older Notes I have had. and I've had every Note except the very first one. More RAM makes a difference, more megapixels make a difference and so much more when done right and not just for ticks on a spec list.

31. irakliv

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Actually, the curved screen is very very unpleasant to use in real life. It looks pretty in the pics, but after few months with samsung’s edge phone, I have firmly decided that design without practicality leads to disappointment. Hence, good design is not something that looks futuristic but something that lets the user use every sq inch. I’m sorry to say that apart from the gimmicky glittery back which is 100% going to get broken unless hidden behind thick case, there remains nothing that would lead one to say that other designs ate ugly next to OP 7 Pro. The curved side of the screen shows how warped the icons are. It’s terrible for reading and it’s even worse for consuming media content. What else is it good for? Nowadays, great design is a great screen design since smartphones have become these screens we stare most of the time. And if I may paraphrase you-know-who, if what you stare at doesn’t bring joy, then it’s no good :)

37. michaelevan7

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 29, 2016

Curved screen...what in the actual hell? The most damaged screens are the curved ones. OnePlus 8 won't have them.

59. dimas

Posts: 3252; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

And oneplus 7 pro is also ugly to others. Stop hyping oneplus 7 too much, people have their own design preferences.

4. rebretz

Posts: 102; Member since: Dec 26, 2011

I know I'm probably the only one but I'd rather have a reasonable notch to house the front facing camera's and earpiece/speaker than a hole punch. The top part of the screen is the notification area anyhow. It's not like there is much being lost. The hole punch seems awkward to me since it's off center and actually lower in the screen.

7. LFCRodrigues

Posts: 54; Member since: May 09, 2014

Since I have the S10 I can say that It does not matter at ALL. You Will forget about it in seconds.

14. libra89

Posts: 2217; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah nothing is truly 'ruined' with it. I quickly got used to the battery percentage being on the left of the hole.

19. superguy

Posts: 383; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

They said that about the notch too and I still hated that. The notch could at least be hidden relatively easily on the OP6. There's no hiding that hole.

5. LFCRodrigues

Posts: 54; Member since: May 09, 2014

They should realease It on August because October is way too late. The Snapdragon 855 Will last only 3 months until a New one is released and the new iPhone is already beating them.

33. mccalmrl01

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 14, 2019

I agree. October release for Google's flagship device is late.

42. Blazers

Posts: 711; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Perhaps a January release so it's the first phone with the new snapdragon, and push back the release of the latest version of Android until then as well. That way the pixel is the first for everything.

6. surethom

Posts: 1576; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

No physical buttons is a disaster, so many times I have had to force a reboot with power button & volume key, without physical buttons they are asking for trouble.

10. User123456789

Posts: 375; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Must be same of U12, not Meizu/Vivo style.

30. yonith

Posts: 221; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

I was wondering how one would force shutdown on a device like this. I would think you need at least 2 buttons.

46. juntaka

Posts: 3; Member since: 4 days ago

It's likely fake news.

8. surethom

Posts: 1576; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Finally dual camera but Please let one be optical zoom with OIS.

11. User123456789

Posts: 375; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

It is a ToF sensor

13. thxultra

Posts: 434; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Looks great to me. Hoping T-Mobile allows these on JOD unlike the pixel 3 lineup. Really like the ability to get OS updates on day one. Also Google does a great job with the software on the camera. This design looks great to me. I prefer the flat screen for one. Wish it had a pop up selfie cam though instead of the camera lens in the screen

17. Tipus

Posts: 783; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

First they copied Apple design, now Samsung's. :))))

23. Fred3

Posts: 323; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

All phones copied something from each other. None is original even the first mobile phone copied the wireless telephone.

26. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1170; Member since: May 01, 2017

Do your research dummy, Samsung are the ones who approched Google and Apple about bringing the punch hole design to their devices right after the S10 was launched.

47. juntaka

Posts: 3; Member since: 4 days ago

It's a rectangle. Not really all that much to be stolen.

27. CEDEOTB

Posts: 340; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Every flagship phone should be able to take pictures at different focal lengths. The Ultra Wide + Normal + Telephoto should be the standard. Surprised a camera focused phone like the Pixel wouldn't have it.

32. saurabh7791

Posts: 1; Member since: 4 days ago

Not an iPhone fan nor any other brand. Currently on pixel I must say the curved screen of One plus is really bad. It is not practical for every day use. Even for Samsung i prefer the s10e over the other models. Curved screen is a big no

36. Djm626

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 27, 2018

And for those of us that don't upgrade every year because of cost they still on offer 6 gigs of RAM considering the phone is going to be out in quarter 4 while most of the other phones offer 8 and higher
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