Check out today's batch of Google Pixel 4 XL images

Check out today's batch of Google Pixel 4 XL images
A store in Vietnam called D Store Mobile has apparently been the source of many of the Pixel 4 XL leaks that we've passed along recently. While telling The Verge that the device is not a fake, the retailer did admit that it is a "test model" and not the final version of the phone that is expected to be introduced on October 15th. The store also sent to The Verge a number of new pictures of the device dressed in White.

A couple of the photos revealed specs for the unit's cameras, showing that the rear 12.2MP camera on both models will have a wider f/1.73 aperture as opposed to the f/1.8 aperture on the Pixel 3. This means that more light can enter through the lens. And the images also reveal that the front-facing dual-cameras weigh in at 8.1MP (f/2.0) and .3MP (f/2.2) with the latter being a possible Time of Flight depth sensor. There should be two other sensors on the rear camera module, one in back of a 16MP Telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom, and a spectral sensor. This picks up images that the human eye normally cannot see such as X-rays, infrared beams and ultraviolet light.

Google will double Pixel production this year and is expected to build 8 to 10 million units


Based on the recent leaks, the Pixel 4 XL will carry a 6.23-inch AMOLED display with a 1440 x 3040 QHD+ resolution for an aspect ratio of 19:9. The screen will refresh at a 90Hz rate which should result in buttery smooth scrolling and improved animations (including those on mobile games). The device will be powered by the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, not the 855+. Using the overclocked version of Qualcomm's current flagship SoC would have seemed like the right thing to do considering it brings a performance boost for the Adreno 640 GPU. All indications are that the Pixel 4 XL will be equipped with 6GB of memory and 64GB/128GB of storage. A 3700mAh battery will keep the lights on and Android 10 will be pre-installed.

The Pixel 4 is expected to ship with a 5.7-inch AMOLED display (also with a 90Hz refresh rate) featuring a 1080 x 2280 FHD+ and an aspect ratio of 19:9. This model will carry the 12.2MP Primary camera and the 16MP Telephoto lens on the back and will be equipped with a 2800mAh battery.


Both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will introduce Motion Sense which will allow users to control certain aspects of the phone through the use of hand gestures. These gestures will be picked up by Google's radar-based Soli chip located in the Pixel's forehead and can be used to skip songs, quiet alarms, decline calls, activate the screen, display notifications and more. It does look as though the Motion Sense feature can be disabled by the user if he or she so desires. Google is also taking Face unlock to the next level by making it a secure technology with 3D mapping similar to Face ID on the iPhone. Either the new Pixel models will have an in-display fingerprint scanner and Face unlock, or Google is betting solely on the latter just like Apple has done so far.

Google is looking to take the Pixel line to the next tier in order to compete with Apple and Samsung but on a much smaller scale. In 2018, Google shipped 4.7 million Pixels (70% were delivered to the U.S.) and plans on doubling production this year to 8 million to 10 million units. The Pixel brand has really taken off in the states, but much of that increase was due to the launch of the mid-range Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL earlier this year. This allowed consumers to obtain a phone with one of the best (if not the best) photography systems in the world at a much lower price. Assuming that the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are priced at $799 and $899 respectively, Google's job will be to present these as premium handsets available at a lower price than the Galaxy Note 10 series and iPhone 11 Pro models.

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

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18 Comments

1. monoke

Posts: 1172; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Apple vs Google... The race is on to out-ugly each other! Who shall be the victor?

2. dumpster666

Posts: 92; Member since: Mar 07, 2019

apple... pixel is better looking

12. sgodsell

Posts: 7443; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I care more on what a smartphone can do. Besides looks are always in the eyes of the beholder. Not to mention cases cover up a lot. With that said I think the Pixel 4 camera cutout is better, because Apple coloured the glass so the holes and camera bumps stand out. The Pixel 4 cameras look flush. Now just looking at the image above, it looks like the Pixel 4 does have three types of cameras on the rear. The two regular looking cameras, and the top hole looks like a ToF camera, or a depth sensor camera. I am still hoping for a under the screen finger print scanner.

19. ramdroid

Posts: 138; Member since: May 21, 2016

Cases won't help with the ugly notch or the 2014 bezels

5. mahima

Posts: 739; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Apple is the winner, wide notch plus camera housing protruding and then camera lens protruding again...the worst design

10. slashas

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

Now you know the reason why Jony left the company :) Jony and Steve would never approve such, but Tim Apple do not care :)

3. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2248; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Wow compared to iPhone Pro and not being biased, but this looks like a cheap Chinese knockoff with that camera bump. The iPhone looks way more premium.

8. Georgio

Posts: 258; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

I have an iphone xs and I think the the iphone pro looks like a cheap knockoff. Did u see those huge cameras on the back? Oh my god ; did u lost your glasses or something?

16. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2248; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Not when the Antutu score is 462k. Results have been posted.

4. Be_Mine

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Last year Pixel 3 XL was one of the ugliest Smartphone. But this leaked Pixel 4 XL design looks even better than the iPhone 11 Pro to me. My only concern is the supposedly 3700Mah battery capacity. With 90Hz refresh rate and coupled with 2K resolution display. It will need to be very well optimized, to be on par with other flagship phones with much bigger battery.

7. User123456789

Posts: 1008; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Looks like when oneplus7 pro is set 60Hz, it lasts only 10% more.

11. slashas

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

Knowing that one day is having 24hours 10% is a lot of time :)

17. TBomb

Posts: 1568; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I imagine the coding for the screen is going to be smart and not use 90Hz when on the home screen or web browsing/other trivial actions. I also imagine you will be able to turn it to 60Hz when you want it to be. Also, 24 hours is a full day, but who is on their phone for 24 hours straight? You gotta sleep at some point. The average american gets just under 7 hours of sleep each night. So really, a full day is only ~17 hours. Don't get me wrong, that's a lot of time, but my neck starts to hurt after looking down at my phone for 45 minutes, let alone 17 hours.

6. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

the back of the pixel looks better since the cameras dont protrude out.

9. Rocket

Posts: 673; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Both iPhone and pixel designs are ugly, smh

14. db1020000

Posts: 35; Member since: Feb 17, 2019

s**ttiest design ever

15. s_boy

Posts: 24; Member since: Nov 30, 2013

In 2019 that forehead is unacceptable, don't care what technology it may be hoding.

18. TBomb

Posts: 1568; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I got no qualms over the top bezel. People are too picky. I'm excited to see what is in store. Despite the leaks, Google has to have SOMETHING new to show us. Maybe not phone related, but a different product that's been going under the radar because of these leaks. Watch maybe?????

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