Check out the latest Google Pixel 4 renders

Check out the latest Google Pixel 4 renders
Earlier this month, the latest renders of the Google Pixel 4 were spotted. Of course, Google had taken some of the mystery out of the phone the previous month when it surprised everyone by tweeting an actual photo of the device. Today, @iGeeks published a series of fresh renders once again revealing the square camera module located on the upper left corner of the back. The Pixel 4 will have a pair of cameras in that housing, most likely a 12MP primary and a 16MP telephoto. There will be a 'spectral sensor' for better low-light photos and an improved bokeh effect on portraits. The new Pixels are also expected to use wide-gamut P3 capture. Also found on the iPhone's camera system, this allows the user to capture a wider range of colors than the sRGB tech used with most handsets.

Once again, we notice that there is no fingerprint scanner to be found on the new renders. While all we can do at this point is jump to conclusions, an in-screen fingerprint scanner could be one reason for the lack of such a feature. But another possibility and one that has been a point of speculation is that Google will endow the new Pixels with a Face ID type of facial recognition to unlock the phones and verify the identity of their owners. But instead of using the complex structured light system employed by Apple for the iPhone, Google could use a Time of Flight (ToF) sensor. This technology measures the time it takes an infrared beam to bounce off the subject and return to the phone. Since the speed of such light is a given, an accurate 3D map can be created for a secure facial recognition system. A pair of vertically arranged sensors seen on the Pixel 4's upper bezel could be used for this feature.

Both models will feature displays with an aspect ratio of 19:9

The upper right portion of the bezel has attracted plenty of attention. There is some thought that this is where Google is putting its Project Soli chip. This is a technology that was originally displayed by Google back in 2015 that tracks "micro motions" of the hand. If Google does include this with the new phones, users will be able to control some of its functions using subtle hand gestures, perhaps more subtle than the ones that can be used by LG G8 ThinQ owners. This might have been what Google was referring to when it released the tweet containing the photo of the Pixel 4. The message that accompanied the image included the line "Wait 'til you see what it can do."

Recently some specs leaked for both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. If they are legit, the former will carry a 1080 x 2280 and the latter will sport a 1440 x 3040 screen. Both will have an aspect ratio of 19:9. For 2019, Google is supposedly increasing the memory on both models by 50% to 6GB from the 4GB that every Pixel handset has had since the beginning of time (2016, actually, which is when the line first launched). A doubling of storage on the basic model is also said to be in store. As a result, the smart money says that we should look for the new Pixels to be available in both 128GB and 256GB configurations. The Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform will power both models, although there is a chance that we could see the just-announced Snapdragon 855+ instead. This is an overclocked version of Qualcomm's current top-of-the-line processor.

If Google follows its MO, we should see the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL both introduced in October.

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. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The pixel 4 it is then. I don't know why I love this design. Just feels so realistic and practical at the same time it's fresh. The crazy ass camera, face ID, project soli, pure Android and 3 years of updates are enough for me to know what phone I'm actually getting. I LOVE THIS DESIGN.... For some strange reason.

12. Joosty

Posts: 491; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

I love it as well. You're not alone .

13. Mike88

Posts: 438; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

The features you counted can be the reason you love this phone personally but if you love the design then it's a mind defect not a strange reason. Try testing your mind by comparing other things which are your favorite like actors/models/other daily things... Are they all ugly? Some people tend to love ugly things over beautiful ones

17. Sparkxster

Posts: 1247; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I quite like the design as well.

18. AbhiD

Posts: 857; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Strangely i found nothing offensive about this design. Maybe probably because past Pixels have set a very low standard to begin with. So anything else will look better compared with those... But still Pixel can do a lot better. Assume if Pixel comes with a design like S9 or OP7 Pro

26. kevv2288

Posts: 309; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

It looks ok, but don't get why the top bezel is so big. Google easily could have shrunk it some, while keeping the sensors and earpiece the same size they are now.

40. Dr.SamX

Posts: 245; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Holy bezels!

2. oldskool50 unregistered

OMG. That is one ugly phone. Sorry. The Pixels have never looked good to me at all. The only OEM with equally ugly phones is Sony. Probably why the Pixel is mostly on Verizon. No one wants that god ugly phone.

7. BuffaloSouce unregistered

You sound like a teenage girl crying over which dress to where?.... Say what you want about the design but it'll still perform on par or better with everything other slab of glass...

21. oldskool50 unregistered

First off, you don't have to like everything. Second, it's just an opinion. If you think it looks good, then great. Nothing wrong with having a difference of opinion. I use a Note 9. And no, that Pixel most certainly is not better. Especially since its cheaper. All these OEM have made ugly phones before. Why is that a problem for you? Every thing can't look good bruh. You the one sounding like a girl. Crying because daddy said something oh hard nose didn't like.

23. lmao2016

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 17, 2016

If you don't use pixel phones why are you here I literally don't pay attention to any article unless it's pixel or iPhone because I buy those phones.

36. TBomb

Posts: 1671; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

"and no, that Pixel most certainly is not better. Especially since its cheaper." Come on bro. Cost doesn't mean something is better or worse. I thought you were better than that :(

25. User123456789

Posts: 1200; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Phones with notch amd hole are uglier than war

30. JohnR

Posts: 163; Member since: Sep 08, 2017

The Pixel isn't only on Verizon anymore.


Posts: 194; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

K20 pro is way I go for next design

4. LawnBoy

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

This is so ugly I'd rather buy an iPhone and they are already butt ass ugly

14. technut

Posts: 205; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

I'd rather see more screen (and larger) like the Oneplus 7 pro, but having a bit of a forehead and chin is still better than having a notch or punch hole IMO.

15. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Stick with your $300 cheap android.

5. lyndon420

Posts: 6897; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

As long as I know where to plaster on the duct tape.... I'm still cool with using a passcode...and cash ;) The pixel brand still sounds gay to me though... (sigh)

6. MsPooks

Posts: 251; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

What's the point of thin bezels, if you're going to put a landing strip at the top? I guess it's pretty inoffensive otherwise, though boring. The price better be in line with that design ($750 or less). The only question really remaining is: what will Google screw up on this phone this year?

8. Omega unregistered

Because you can put better front camera or other features on the front of the phone and beside most of the time we use our phone on potrait orientation in that position most of us can't react the top part of the screen unless you using 2 hands or doing some thumb gymnastic. The other benefit is also it can retain the IP certification and get the trully full screen experience without some kind of notch or holes.

9. RyanD6687

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 13, 2013

How can anyone like this design? Ok, Let me be more specific, how can anyone like this design for the price that they’re going to charge? This looks like a $400 phone, and they are going to charge over twice that. Stock android or not, that is horribly ugly. I wish android/google would release abwatch as good as the Apple Watch so that I can finally switch, but when/if I do, it would be like a One Plus seven, not this ugly thing. Just horrible

10. wesley.

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yay, no notch!

11. Vancetastic

Posts: 1798; Member since: May 17, 2017

If the 4a looks like this, with a plastic build, it’s mine.

16. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

When will android remove the chin?

19. AlienKiss

Posts: 280; Member since: May 21, 2019

Basically Fuggle copied Xperia 1 and just made it rounder on the corners. Still not interested because there's no SD card slot.. Btw, Xperia 1 looks way, waaaay better and professional & it still has the SD card slot. NEXT!

20. Feanor

Posts: 1421; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

They actually copied Xperia 10. The Xperia 1 has a thinner top bezel and close to symmetrical bezels top and bottom. The Xperia 10 is the one with the thick top bezel.

22. Whitedot

Posts: 878; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

What is mind boggling that OEM with limitless resources allows one self to be years behind design, practicality and innovation. One can argue but they focus on what is important. Well not enough when you pay in ball park of £800 and above. Eye soaring bezel and somewhat illogical design solutions. After having a tear drop phone for months I would no way want to go back to thick notch or thick top bezels. And guess what I have this experience on the phone that costs £200! Yet Google phone will be x4 more expensive and stuck in year 2017. Pockets will vote. Chinese OEM's proved time and again taking risks , risks that barely can be called risks getting rid of a notch, mainstreaming tear drop, punch whole motorised selfie camera and so on paying off and so far are best solution. I will refuse to pay extra buck for design laziness , stagnancy that these big OEM exercise simply for the reason they can afford things but don't give a f**k to do so. Asymmetrical square housing is ugly. There is no healthy balance in that design language

24. Cat97

Posts: 1983; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Google doesn't respect its customers, forcing its 100 Pixel fans to show up with ugly-ass phones that cost like $900+.

27. wickedwilly

Posts: 754; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

I am not a fan of Pixel phones their design and feature set have never appealed to me. I am also not chasing pure Android, so this is not a major plus as it is to some. This model is no difference, the bezels are to big for it to feel modern and good locking and the rear is also ugly.

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