Times Square teaser confirms Coral/Orange Google Pixel 4

Times Square teaser confirms Coral/Orange Google Pixel 4
Even if you're not a fan of Google or its ecosystem, you do have to admire what the company has done about leaks this year. Last year, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL leaked back in May, more than four months before the phones were announced. This year though, Google has decided that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. So it tweeted a photo of the Pixel 4 once renders started to surface and confirmed the use of its Project Soli radar-based chip for a feature using hand gestures called Motion Sense. Google did this through a blog post and a released video. At the same time, the company revealed that yes, there will be a secure version of face unlock on the new Pixels that will use 3D mapping just like the iPhone does.

And today, Google also confirmed that the Coral/Orange colored Pixel that appeared in a series of hands-on videos and pictures is 100% legit. It did this by posting an advertisement where it was sure to be seen by a large number of consumers-in Times Square. Spotted by Reddit users with the handles LousyTX and NVRLand (via 9to5Google), the billboard shows the back camera module of the Pixel 4 with the words "Hey Google, set a reminder for October 15th." That date, of course, is when Google will hold its next Made by Google event and we should see the latest Pixels unveiled at that time.

Google has confirmed two out of the three rumored color options for the phones


This isn't the first time that Google used the bright lights of Times Square to promote a new handset. You might recall that back in November 2009, Google allowed consumers to call a number or enter on a website a location that they wanted the directions to. The giant NASDAQ sign in Times Square showed the results of these requests; this was done to promote the turn-by-turn directions that were available for the Motorola DROID using Google Maps right out of the box.

The Pixel 4 series has now had two of its expected three color options outed by Google. The company has disseminated a photo of the Pixel 4 in Black and has now revealed that the Coral/Orange color is real. The third color choice could be a White/Panda model.


The Pixel 4 XL is expected to come with a 6.3-inch AMOLED display with a 1440 x 3040 resolution (19:9 aspect ratio) and a 90Hz refresh rate. This is 50% faster than the speed at which traditional smartphones refresh and should provide users with a buttery smooth scrolling experience. Under the hood will be the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform along with 6GB of memory and 64GB/128GB of native storage. Google is taking some heat here for not going with the overclocked Snapdragon 855+ with its enhanced Adreno 640 GPU providing a 15% bump in graphics performance.

The phone will come with three sensors on the back, housed in a square camera module in the upper left corner. There will be a 12.2MP primary camera, a telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom (8x hybrid zoom) and either a Time of Flight depth sensor or a spectral sensor that can show infrared and ultraviolet beams and X-rays; these are undetectable by the human eye. A feature called Motion Mode will snap action photos with a moving subject in the foreground and a blurred out background. The next generation of Night Sight will have a setting allowing the camera to take a longer exposure for astrophotography. The latter is a fancy name for photos shot of the night sky including the stars. And there is speculation that the cameras will use the wide-gamut P3 color capture employed by Apple. This would allow the Pixel 4 cameras to capture a 25% wider range of colors.

The Pixel 4 is expected to carry a smaller 5.7-inch AMOLED display with a 1080 x 2280 resolution. The rear camera module will not offer the third sensor. The remaining specs will be the same except for the battery. The Pixel 4 XL will feature a 3700mAh capacity battery while the one inside the Pixel 4 will weigh in at 2800mAh.

Now the question is, what will Google reveal next?

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Pixel 4
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2800 mAh
Pixel 4 XL
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3700 mAh

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15 Comments

1. Mike88

Posts: 435; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

After apple ugly camera setup leaks, google rushed and immediately leaked their own photoshop version of phone with similar camera setup to make it feel like apple is the one who copied. But the actual iPhones came out with a surprisingly better camera setup having iPhone signature metal rings over the cams which make it look beautiful instead of ugly. Too late for pixels, they got stuck with the ugly leaked design. Suddenly iPhones look so beautiful and pixel is once again the ugliest phone of the year.

2. nikhil23

Posts: 467; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

Correction. Both Pixel 4 and Iphone 11 look ugly. But Pixel will perform better and Apple sells more.

7. Alcyone

Posts: 469; Member since: May 10, 2018

1. One word: Huawei. Sad, that it was neither Apple or Google that did it first. (Look it up). 2. Iphone will not lay flt, due to the "signture (rasied) metal rings" Both have pros and cons. However, I'm sure a poll would show the aesthetic appeal of the Pixel cam setup above the Iphone. I'm passing on anything out before summer 2020. 4g is old, and for the absurd prices people pay for these (soon to be slow) phones is ridiculous.

13. baldilocks

Posts: 1537; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

There is no valid or urgent reason for anyone to need 5G. Realistic 5G speeds still won’t happen for years.

8. Vancetastic

Posts: 1533; Member since: May 17, 2017

Do you get tired of sounding really stupid in front of everyone here?

10. cmdacos

Posts: 4258; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Will just assume you're joking when you think that Google copied Apple when both have been assumed and leaking for months and in the end, Apple still ended up with the ugliest designed smartphone in 2019.

14. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I pity the person that feels the need to argue over phone design as though the companies need their customers to defend them. People are going to buy the phone they want regardless of your statement and it's going to look however they want because it's going to be in a case.

16. TBomb

Posts: 1560; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Everyone needs to stop thinking their opinion is better than the other person's. You are all ridiculous.

15. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 938; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Mate 30 Pro has the best looking camera on the back of there phones.

3. gadgetpower

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

Why people hate this camera setup when they are looking on the front screen most of the time. As for apple, they really embraced the square camera set up and make it bold with cam rings. Apple is about function over design now. Don’t be insecure when apple makes the best pic in both day and night. This camera is use by pro in their works.

9. Vancetastic

Posts: 1533; Member since: May 17, 2017

Yes, pros use camera phones for their work. You need to go to troll school.

17. TBomb

Posts: 1560; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I think the definition of Pro is just someone who gets paid for doing something. So technically, as long as you get paid, you're a pro. However, I don't see Spielberg using an iPhone to create any movies. Indie artists might, because their budgets are smaller and it may draw some attention "Wow this was shot on a smartphone?!" but at the end of the day, it's about getting the right angle/cropping... etc. The stuff they actually teach you in classes (I would assume they don't teach you how to use an iPhone camera in college?). You could make a quality shot with a 5MP flip phone camera if you are a professional. but the average consumer will never be able to do the things they do purposefully.

11. cmdacos

Posts: 4258; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

It's better to stare at the back because the front has a dinosaur designed unibrow.

6. KickRocks

Posts: 279; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Release the Kraken!!

18. TBomb

Posts: 1560; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Please be orange and not coral. Please be orange and not coral. Please be orange and not coral.

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