15 October 2019
UPDATE (October 11th, 2019):
It is time for a new leak from renowned tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks) who has tweeted a bunch of new Pixel 4 promotional images. These images corroborate what we already know about the Pixel 4 design. One can see the "Panda" color variant of the upcoming flagship in the images. There are relatively bigger top and bottom bezels, especially if you compare with the competition. One of the images also shows the camera app UI which looks unchanged.
UPDATE (October 7th, 2019):
Evan Blass, a well-known tipster, has shared alleged Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL pricing details one week ahead of the official launch. He has tweeted Canadian pricing for all the variants of Google's upcoming flagships. The Pixel 4 is said to cost CAD$ 1,049.95 (about $788) and CAD$1,199.95 (about $900) for 64GB and 128GB models. As for the Pixel 4 XL, the two models will be priced at CAD$ 1,199.95 (about $900) and CAD$1,359.95 (about $1,048) respectively.
Original (October 3rd, 2019)
By now, it has been established that Google has no control over the amount of Pixel 4 leaks that have surfaced over the months and are still continuing to appear. The online publication 9to5Google has now published a bunch of exclusive leaks that cover Pixel 4 lineup full specifications, camera samples under different situations, and a bunch of promo videos that Google will be using to promote its newest flagships and their features.
Starting with the complete specs, the team has obtained what looks like to be official Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL specs sheet. It shows that both smartphones will have exactly the same features except for different display sizes and battery capacities. It even has the marketing tagline, "Same features. Two sizes." The difference is that the Pixel 4 sports a 5.7-inch Full HD+ display and Pixel 4 XL sports a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ display but both phones have 90Hz Smooth Display with Ambient EQ support.
These are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor along with a neural processing unit that Google is referring to as Pixel Neural Core. It seems like a replacement for the Pixel Visual Core image processing unit. There are dual rear cameras featuring a 12-megapixel Dual-Pixel sensor and a 16-megapixel telephoto sensor. The leaked spec sheet does not offer any information related to the selfie camera. The two phones are listed to be powered by a 2,800mAh and 3,700mAh battery respectively. Other features include stereo speakers, USB Type-C port, face unlock, Titan M security module, Motion Sense, and promise of Android updates for a period of 3 years.
The report further mentions that what Pixel 4 users will be getting with the box in the United States. The box content includes a 1m USB-C to USB-C cable, 18W power adapter with USB-C charger, quick switch adapter, SIM tool, quick start guide, and obviously the phone itself. The important thing to note here is that Google will not be offering USB Type-C headphones and USB Type-C earbuds with the smartphone which means they will need to be purchased separately.
The next leak from the publication is about Pixel 4 camera samples. The good thing is that there samples for different lighting situations giving us an idea of what to expect in those situations. There are shots taken from the rear camera as well as the selfie camera. You can see portrait shots, Night Sight shots, macro shots, and even shots of stars and Milky Way. As we have seen with the Pixel 3 lineup, Google continues to perform exceptionally in smartphone photography.
Lastly, there are a few Pixel 4 promo videos highlighting different features of the phone. Google will be debuting Continued Conversations on Google Assistant with the upcoming flagships. This feature will allow users to have a conversation with Assistant without having to say "Hey Google" before each single voice command. The hotword will need to be said only in the beginning to trigger Assistant as you can see in the screenshots below.
One of the videos shows that Google Assistant has a new visual appearance for instances when it is triggered while some other app is opened in the foreground. Instead of showing the White-colored layover, it now has a small horizontal bar at the bottom with Google's iconic four colors. You can see this change in the photos below and the last screenshot (on the extreme right) depicts Motion Sense feature that will come with Pixel 4 lineup.
- The Google Pixel 4 is available at Amazon Marketplace for $ 509.
- The Google Pixel 4 XL is available at Amazon Marketplace for $ 609.