16 June 2019
Google started the year by launching affordable Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones in order to compensate for below-par Pixel 3 sales. But as time is passing by, we are getting closer to the launch of next-gen Google flagships likely to be called Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. There have already been a few rumors but this new leak coming from Pricebaba in collaboration with reliable tipster @OnLeaks shares an interesting bit of information.
The leak comprises a couple of Pixel 4 renders showing the upcoming flagship from the front as well as the back. The renders are said to be based on early prototype schematics and are quite dark for some reason. This makes it difficult to make out all the details of the phone but still, a few important details can be noticed.
The most significant one is the square camera bump on the Pixel 4 back panel. The bump is at the top left corner with no words on the sensors it will be housing. If you look at the size, it is safe to assume that there will be at least two sensors but can also be three or more. It means Google is likely to be ditching single sensor rear camera module on Pixel phones for the first time. For those of you thinking that this seems familiar, it is because Apple's next-gen 2019 iPhones are also rumored to feature a square camera bump for housing rear cameras.
Apart from the camera bump, the back panel only has Google's "G'" logo with nothing else. The lack of a fingerprint scanner suggests Pixel 4 might have an in-display fingerprint scanner or 3D facial recognition technology or maybe both. As far as the front panel is concerned, there does not seem to be anything interesting going on but tipster expects Pixel 4 to have a notch. The speculation is because of the earpiece's placement. There will be a USB Type-C port and two speaker grills at the bottom but no 3.5mm headphone jack.
This is pretty much it what is known about the Pixel 4 on the basis of leaked renders. What do you think of Google's upcoming flagship? If you noticed something in the renders that we might have missed, feel free to share with us using the comments section below.