11 February 2019
Reports on Google’s 4th gen Pixel phones have started to appear so early, though they aren’t too frequent. The only obvious fact is that it will run Android Q out-of-the-box, however, if a reported patent is to be believed then the Pixel 4 phones will have an all-display design with no notch or whatsoever. It will offer more surface area on the front and so it’s easy to believe that Google will take a different route for the selfie camera.
Well, moving on, a new finding reveals that Google Pixel 4 may come with better dual SIM support. This multiSIM functionality will help users to use two SIMs simultaneously. It should be noted that Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 had the provision for one regular SIM and another eSIM. It comes under Dual SIM Single Standby capability where both the SIMs could not be used at the same time. But seems like, with the Pixel 4, this is about to change. This has been spotted in a new commit in the Android Open Source Project Gerrit that tells Google is adding property values in the framework and Telephony service to tell if a device has hardware support for multiSIM functionality.
It’s supposed that the late 2019 Google Pixel 4 will support using the eSIM and regular SIM in dual standby mode like the support present in the latest iPhone models. It’s unknown if Google plans on updating its earlier models with better dual SIM support. But Google is testing the software stability of this feature on the Google Pixel 3 XL, so it might become a possibility.