Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL hands-on videos leak out revealing almost no surprises

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL hands-on videos leak out revealing almost no surprises
While the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL might not be properly announced before October, Google has already shared some details about the design and features of its upcoming smartphones. We've also seen various leaked images and renders depicting the two devices. Today, we can take a closer look at the smaller among them - the Pixel 4 - thanks to a short hands-on video that popped up on Facebook.

Posted by a Malaysian retailer, the hands-on video that you can see below doesn't reveal any surprises about the Google Pixel 4. Nevertheless, the video seemingly confirms the fact that the phone's front has an asymmetrical design - the device has almost no chin, while the top bezel is noticeably thick. The back of the phone is quite shiny and hosts a dual camera with LED flash. Power and volume buttons can be spotted on the right side, and dual speakers seem to be found at the bottom, flanking a USB Type-C port. 

Since Facebook videos can't be embedded here, here's the leaked Pixel 4 video mirrored on YouTube by Slashleaks: 

Google Pixel 4 specs and features

According to leaked information, the Pixel 4 sports a 5.7-inch display with 1080 x 2280 pixels - thus, the handset should be about the same size as the Pixel 3 from 2018 (this has a 5.5-inch screen but its bezels are thicker). The new Pixel is expected to pack a 2800 mAh battery and be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor aided by 6 GB of RAM (it's also possible for the processor to be the newer and slightly superior Snapdragon 855 Plus). There should be two versions of the phone, one with 128 GB of storage space, and another with 256 GB, neither offering support for microSD cards. 

The Pixel 4 will run Android 10 out of the box - this is already available for older Pixel phones, bringing new stuff like a built-in Dark Theme and enhanced gesture controls. Thanks to a mini motion-sensing radar dubbed Soli, the Pixel 4 will let you snooze alarms, skip boring songs, silence phone calls, and more, just by waving your hand.

All previous Pixel phones have been great when it comes to photography, and we expect nothing less from the Pixel 4. It's said that the new handset's dual rear camera is comprised of 12 MP and 16 MP cameras, one being used for optical zoom. The front-facing camera should also be a dual one, likely providing wide-angle photo and video capabilities.   

What about the Pixel 4 XL?

Just like the Pixel 4, the  Pixel 4 XL won't have any notch (in a departure from the design of last year's Pixel 3 XL). Basically, the two new phones should look almost identical, with the mention that the XL will be larger, allegedly sporting a 6.3-inch display with 1440 x 3040 pixels. Unsurprisingly, the battery of the Pixel 4 XL will be bigger, too, reportedly being a 3700 mAh one. Furthermore, the Pixel 4 XL is expected to have an extra sensor on its rear camera, which will be able to capture a wider range of colors. All other features should be identical to those of Pixel 4.

Update: Slashleaks now also has a video showing a white Pixel 4 XL - this is somewhat surprising!

Google Pixel 4 series price and release date 

Best Buy is already allowing customers to sign up for news on the Google Pixel 4 series. The retailer doesn't say when or for how much the new phones will be released, only mentioning that they are "coming soon." Earlier this week, both new Pixels have been approved by the FCC - all mobile phones need to be tested and approved by the FCC before they can be sold in the US.

Google is expected to officially reveal everything about the Pixel 4 and Pixel XL in early October. Most probably, pre-orders will be open at about the same time, with the handsets reaching customers later in the month (right now, the rumored launch date is October 18). 

When it comes to pricing, Google may want to keep things unchanged from last year, when both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were launched starting at under $900. If that's the case, the Pixel 4 could be sold starting at $799, while the larger Pixel 4 XL might cost at least $899.

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 / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3700 mAh




Posts: 417; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Honestly, as a Pixel Knight, this phone is amazing in every way! I believe camera will be next level along with video improvements. Pixel the KING of Android.

3. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

This will be the most exciting phone of 2019 and by some distance.. possibly the best camera, Motion sense, face ID, 90Hz display, and Android 10, can't wait.. however, I have a feeling Huawei might just be too much to handle in the end..

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 22183; Member since: May 28, 2014

You’re correct. Huawei’s latest will be too much for this handle, I agree.

5. applesnapple93

Posts: 312; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

1 front and 1 bottom firing speaker is a huge disappointment for me. Sold my Pixel 3 XL cause of how buggy and slow it was, couldn't go back to my pixel 2 XL because the screen is awful. snagged a deal on a Pixel 3a XL. Phone is great except for the 1 front, one bottom firing stereo speakers. I miss the front firing already.

9. User123456789

Posts: 996; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

That is the cost we pay because of the annoying bezelfobia. Impossible to have small bezel with front speakers.

17. cpike84

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

Reserve judgment on the Pixel 4 XL's speakers until you've heard them. The speakers on the Galaxy Note 10+ are honestly very good... better than my Pixel 2 XL's stereo front facing speakers. Also, not sure why you said 1 bottom firing speaker. There's two on the bottom, one on each side of the USB type C port, and then the front firing speaker up on top of the phone. I can't wait to get my hands on the Pixel 4 XL. I returned my Note 10+ after a week with it for two reasons... the camera just couldn't take photo's as well as the Pixel phones can, and because I love vanilla Android way too much. The little things all add up to the overall experience being better (for me) on a true Google phone.

24. applesnapple93

Posts: 312; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

Pixel 4 is a definite for me. But it will more than likely be one bottom firing speaker and one mic like the OG pixel and pixel 3a

2. surethom

Posts: 1712; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

2800 mAh battery is Pathetic in 2019 for a flagship phone, i dont care how clever they say their software is at saving power. 3200 mAh should be the absolute minimum.

4. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Then get the XL version..

16. Be_Mine

Posts: 281; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Even the XL Battery capacity isn't that big, if you compare it to other flagship phones(S10+, Note 10+, P30 Pro, OnePlus 7 Pro, etc.) Especially if the rumored 90 Hz display is true.

18. cpike84

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

What's going to matter more is how fast the charging speed is. After experiencing the Galaxy Note 10+'s 25w charging speed, I am now disgusted by how slowly my Pixel 2 XL charges. If the Pixel comes out with a similar charging rate then it won't matter to me that the battery isn't as large as other phones, because I'll be spending far less time with the phone tethered to a charger.

6. Foxgabanna

Posts: 607; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Meh. Nothing you can already get.

7. Pcworld1976

Posts: 171; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

ugly phone for android testers

8. User123456789

Posts: 996; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

I loved the reddish white tones of screen


Posts: 436; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

A 3700mah battery is unacceptable. Every other Android flagship has over 4000

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22183; Member since: May 28, 2014

Battery on the Pixel 4 is way too small. 3500mAh should be the minimum for that one, IMO. And the Pixel 4 XL should have a 4000mAh battery or greater. I feel the cameras will be the only bright spot about these Pixles, as history tells us there will be too many issues that mar the rest of the user experience.

14. TBomb

Posts: 1549; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Have had minimal issues with my pixel over the last... almost 2 years.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22183; Member since: May 28, 2014

That’s great, but it doesn’t speak for everyone. There are too many reposts of too many issues concerning Pixels. I wish it weren’t the case, and I wish more Pixels users would speak up about the issues in Google and Pixel related forums, so that Google sees that they need better QC for their Pixels.

19. Vancetastic

Posts: 1508; Member since: May 17, 2017

It has to be quality's odd how identical devices can behave so differently. They really are still Nexus phones, in spite of what Google may say, or want. When they work right, though, they are pretty nice.

13. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Looks pretty good. The top bezel is fine as soli is the trade off.

21. riteshrkm

Posts: 157; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

it is just a Note 9 with better camera ,90 hz display minus S-pen minus battery.

22. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Plus Android 10, plus face ID, plus motion sense.

23. mmcgowan

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 06, 2019

So disappointing...why can't they put at minimum 3000 mAh battery in the pixel? Really just a lack of understanding that people who use these phones all day would like to have a little more juice. Otherwise it looks great...

25. Sealblaighter

Posts: 429; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I see 3 cameras on the video!

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