Google Pixel 4 leak suggests "punch-hole" display, two main cameras for Google's next flagship

Google Pixel 4 leak suggests
The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were (and still are) great phones in many regards, especially so far as software and cameras are concerned. Their designs, however, are a different story.

Following the official reveal last year, Pixel 3 XL's rather sizable notch and chin were widely panned for their exaggerated proportions. Google was seemingly just following trends, instead of coming up with original ideas, and in the public's mind, it wasn't doing a great job either.

And while the Pixel 3 XL got the short end in terms of design, the base Pixel 3 model was mostly spared by the critics. Not because it was particularly sleek, but rather because it at least had a symmetrical face, which, despite the size of its top and bottom bezels, still managed to look better than the XL model.

This year, Google may again play the role of a trend follower with the design of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. According to a freshly leaked image, allegedly showing the design of either the base or the XL model, Google may be working on a hole-punch display for the Pixel 4.


The leaked image hasn't been verified yet, but if it turns out to be legitimate, then the Google Pixel 4 may very well be a more sleek-looking device than its predecessor. Although many people are sure to dislike the double punch-hole selfie camera depicted in the image, at least the bezels seem much, much thinner than last year.

Aside from the front-facing camera, another point of interest is the main camera setup on the back of the phone. Judging by the image, though this particular area lacks detail, the oval shape of the camera module may suggest two main cameras for this year's Pixel models. Google has been doing wonders with just a single snapper, so imagine what two could do.

Another interesting thing on the phone's back is the lack of a fingerprint sensor. If this image is legitimate, this could either mean an under-display fingerprint sensor, or one that's built into the Pixel 4's power button.

We will keep you updated on this Google Pixel 4 leak as the story unfolds. In the meantime, we made a quick mock-up of what the Pixel 4 might look like, based on the leaked image (pictured above).

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61 Comments

1. abhicool

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 25, 2018

If this is true then now Google also copying sammy's design...the front is looking like s10+

9. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

More like borrowing. Samsung is the only company that can make a hole in an OLED panel, and if they didn't want Pixel phones to adopt the punch hole design, they wouldn't have provided thek with the screen. This isn't copying, more like Samsung is willing to lend it's technology to make it more popular.

15. Bankz

Posts: 2542; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

If this is the Google pixel 4 then I'd get it before any other phone out at the moment. The symmetrical all around bezel is too good to pass up tbvh. Perfect camera, perfect design, magical software, dual front facing speakers, perfect screen, guaranteed updates, huge, wireless charging, battery, AI etc can't go wrong with this tbh.

27. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I agree with you on everything but the magical software, imo it's dull and boring. Hopefully they won't cheap out on the ram and battery this time around, 4000+ mah, 6+ gb of ram, and 128+gb of storage.

39. Bankz

Posts: 2542; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

This is aside their dual front facing camera and they'll definitely bump up the Ram count to 6 IMHO. The battery is already plenty good but more wouldn't hurt. As for the software, you and I know if Google decide to keep most features to themselves and release the actual tantalizing stuff like a full fledge duplex and the one that helps erase any part of the photo using AI, they'll be gold. Just look at their camera software and Google assistant. Though it might be buggy to some extent, they c9uld easily fine tune it to give optimal performance. I understand your point and rightly so, but this design is pretty hard to pass up and will be the best the industry has to offer imo. Remember, we don't even know what features Google will be bringing to the table later with this phone and the fact that this might well have 2 rear facing cameras.

41. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The only thing that I strongly dislike, and you can say hate, is their navigation gestures and the fact that you can't change them. They defeat the purpose of gesture controls found on every other phone, which is giving us more screen estate to use.

55. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Totally agree with you. Their gesture control is also less intuitive than what Samsung is using in One UI. And I don't mean to give Samsung all credits for this cuz I've used it on my Moto Z2 Force with the OnePlus Gesture app.

20. TheYellowFlash

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

More like copying. Borrowing means to return something after use.

26. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It's not copying if they're getting it directly from Samsung.

48. User123456789

Posts: 916; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

They do not lend tech, costumer tell them screen specs they need. Samsung Display does it.

11. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

Better copying Samsung than Apple. Hate the Notch.

12. alanrock

Posts: 312; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

nevertheless of what Google try to do, the uniqueness of Samsung hole screen design will stay forever in our hearts...

23. Georgio

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

You don't have a clue what are you talking about. Google buys these panels from Samsung. Google had 2 front facing camera before Samsung, so Samsung copied Google

31. cozze02

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

I would love a Galaxy s10+ with good software

37. pimpin83z

Posts: 541; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Then get an S10+.

52. Fred3

Posts: 521; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

The software is good and I have the S10e

2. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 550; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Punch hole in the display is worst than a Notch.Atleast Notch is at the edge,while this is in middle of the display.It more looks like a defective display.

29. pimpin83z

Posts: 541; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

1. Worse, not worst. 2. No it's not, especially when comparing it to the Pixel 3 XL.

43. Seatech21

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 01, 2018

Why do you feel the need to correct people to try to make yourself look intellectually superior to him? It's not that serious dude calm down. It was probably a typo. It happens on these devices nowadays. Everybody's done it including yourself. Get a life dude!

46. pimpin83z

Posts: 541; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

There are a lot of people who don't know the difference between their & there, here & hear, etc. That's all that was. It was done because just in case he didn't know the difference, I was bringing it to his attention. It wasn't done to make myself look intellectually superior. That's probably something you like to do.

51. jefff

Posts: 30; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Clearly pokharkarsaga's native language is not English, it's not a "typo," lots of people (and writers on this site...) are not native English speakers. He wasn't losing his mind correcting his grammar, you reacted way more aggressively than pimpin and I'm not even sure why. If I couldn't use a language correctly I'd appreciate someone giving me tips, how else would he learn?

45. eausa

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 28, 2019

You have to be delusional if you think the ugly ass notch looks better than the pill cut.

59. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

No, it is not worse and google knows that. But Google wont be the only one going to it, they all will follow, even apple.

3. Cat97

Posts: 1890; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Well...Google probably didn't sell too many Pixel 3 XL. If any. Just to ugly to bear. So they upped their game this time.

53. Fred3

Posts: 521; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

They got rid of the team that designed it

4. Guseinguliev

Posts: 115; Member since: Mar 04, 2019

doesn't look bad

5. JamesSv

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 14, 2018

I’ve always wondered why everyone acts so childish towards people who prefer an iPhone like seriously some of y’all are grown men yet y’alls panties are in a twist over someone saying they prefer an iPhone over Samsung

25. Vancetastic

Posts: 1304; Member since: May 17, 2017

The Apple vs. Samsung fanboy battles are fast becoming the stuff of legend...I’ll never understand it either. As an iPhone user I will say...the Apple fanboys are just as bad, if not worse in some ways.

32. pimpin83z

Posts: 541; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

I prefer Android/Samsung phones, but I respect the iPhone for changing the game with smartphones. I understand people have a preference, but what I don't like is the superiority complex & biasedness that some people have.

36. Vancetastic

Posts: 1304; Member since: May 17, 2017

Herd mentality, I guess. I prefer Hondas over Toyotas, but I don’t anyone is stupid for liking their Camry.

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