Leaked photos give us our best look yet at both sides of the Google Pixel 4

Leaked photos give us our best look yet at both sides of the Google Pixel 4
Back in June, after a series of renders surfaced for the Google Pixel 4, the manufacturer shocked everyone by posting an official image of the device. And the square camera module found on the back of the device was confirmed by Google's tweet. Google also got ahead of the tipsters when rumors started spreading about the use of Google's radar-based Project Soli technology in the Pixel 4. The company released a video showing how the Soli chip will allow users to employ hand gestures to skip songs, silence phone calls, and snooze alarms. Google has named this feature "Motion Sense." The company also confirmed rumors that it will include a secure facial recognition system that is similar to Apple's Face ID and showed an image of the various sensors that will be found on the Pixel 4's top bezel.

Today, detailed photos showing the front and back of what is alleged to be the Pixel 4 were shared on Twitter by XDA's Mishaal Rahman (via 9to5 Google). Rahman says that the images were "floating around" on messaging app Telegram. The device is running Android 10, which can be determined by the appearance of the navigation gesture bar on the bottom of the screen, and the brackets for Google Assistant on the bottom left and right corners of the display.

Google apparently thinks the Pixel line is ready to challenge the iPhone and Galaxy S/Note lines


Rumored specs for both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL leaked earlier this month. According to the leak, the phones will carry AMOLED screens of 5.7-inches and 6.3-inches, respectively. Both will have a 90Hz refresh rate for buttery smooth scrolling and smooth video game animation. The resolution of the display on the Pixel 4 will be 1080 x 2280 (FHD+) for an aspect ratio of 19:9. The Pixel 4 XL display will carry a 1440 x 3040 (QHD+), which also works out to a 19:9 aspect ratio. Both models will be powered by the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform and include 6GB of memory and 64GB/128GB of storage.

The Pixel 4 will have two cameras on the back (12MP primary and 16MP telephoto) while the Pixel 4 XL will have the same two cameras and add a third "spectral sensor." The cameras could feature a technology called wide-gamut P3 color capture, which is already used on the iPhone. This allows the cameras to capture a 25% wider range of colors than the sRGB system that most phones employ. A 2,800mAh capacity battery could be found inside the smaller model while the larger unit could be powered by a 3700mAh battery.


We could see the new Pixels unveiled on October 8th or 9th with a release date during the following week. The stakes are higher now for Google since it appears that it is trying to take on the Apple iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy flagships with the Pixel 4 series. Thanks to the success of the mid-range Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, the brand is one of the fastest-growing smartphone lines in the U.S. The momentum is there and now it is up to Google to deliver. The serious problems that marred the release of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL in 2017 were not as widespread in the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. But the new phones must be bulletproof if Google is serious about taking the Pixels to the next level. You might remember that things like screen burn-in, strange whistling sounds and other problems with the second-generation Pixels led to a class-action suit against Google, LG, and HTC.

Google has certainly helped create a buzz around the upcoming Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL and it appears confident that its new phones will take their place among the most premium of smartphone brands. In less than eight weeks, we should know if it succeeded.

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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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21 Comments

1. IT-Engineer

Posts: 566; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Cool, but those bezels! If it's good and priced lower than the OP7 pro, then I'll get it, other wise I'm going for the OP7 pro.

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7443; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I saw some new things on what Soli is bringing to the table. You will be able to write notes and draw with your finger in the air. In other words moving your finger in the air to simulate writing with a stylus or pencil. If that actually works, then that is really cool, and ground breaking.

10. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

That would be great to see in action. Here's hoping they also have 256gb and 512gb versions of the Pixel 4 series

2. maddy996

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

TBH, I can deal with bezels but those annoying huge and round display corners are giving me headache!

6. Feanor

Posts: 1389; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

The article makes it sound like Google really wants to challenge the iPhone and the rest of the Android world, but to me this non-descript design with the huge Sony Xperia 10-like forehead tells me that Google is again holding the Pixels deliberately down and positioning them more as 'proof of concept" devices, that show what is technologically possible, but without wanting to upset its other Android partners.

7. IT-Engineer

Posts: 566; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

That's true. Google doesn't have the intention to outsell any Android manufacturer.

27. Arashmahmoodi25

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

the problem is with the leaders in industry. if you dont have a good man to control over designs and stuff then you are in a wrong side of the progress. i can assure you that they have got a bad leader

8. Guseinguliev

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 04, 2019

Both will have a 90 Hz refresh rate for smooth scrolling and smooth animation of video games. 2800mach for which game is enough?

11. gadgetpower

Posts: 283; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

Looking forward to its cam improvement.

14. ankit1432

Posts: 34; Member since: Aug 28, 2019

Ready to compete with the iPhone? Pixel 4,5,6 don't stand a chance for the next 10 years maybe, Google pixel is a decent phone in terms of camera and features but the overall quality compared to iPhone XR? Pixel phones have far more way to go to stack up against iPhones.

17. Vancetastic

Posts: 1567; Member since: May 17, 2017

I sold an iPhone X and got a Pixel 3a. I feel that it's a superior device. Funny how opinions work.

21. ankit1432

Posts: 34; Member since: Aug 28, 2019

agree, but to be honest google smartphones design could be better.

22. Vancetastic

Posts: 1567; Member since: May 17, 2017

It's perfect for me.

24. Alex_12

Posts: 54; Member since: May 30, 2018

what on earth are you talking about?? In terms of productivity and functionality Pixel 4 will among the best if not the best... Design wise yes, it's not the best, but with all the technology packed inside I will choose Pixel 4 any day.

15. Orion78

Posts: 210; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Small batteries and only 6.3? Come on Google!

20. ankit1432

Posts: 34; Member since: Aug 28, 2019

Totally agree.

16. Arashmahmoodi25

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

I think nobody is against me when saying. "f**k all the pixel 4 designers". F*ck all the design team members.

18. Vancetastic

Posts: 1567; Member since: May 17, 2017

Wrong. I rather like the design. No notch or hole is a win in my book.

19. drflint4u

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

It's so laughable that Google doesn't see anything wrong with those small batteries. Even iphones are increasing their battery size

25. BrickWall

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 29, 2019

And they're once again winning the ugliest phone of the year contest.

26. highwaysnobbery

Posts: 55; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

I'm happy to see the bezel. I don't much care for all the other 'solutions' out there as of yet. Samsung I think is on the right track with the Note series but as for now, I'll take a bezel. The thing that does bother me is the 1080 display. I'm paying flagship price, I want a flagship resolution. I'm in my mid-forties and my eyes are worsening. It makes a difference to me. I own a Pixel 3 and an S10. I don't need my glasses for the S10.

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