With less than 6 months being considered the lifetime of a pixel 3 device by Google rumours for the new Pixel 4 have already started to circle around. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL announced way back in October was a successor to the Pixel 2 and a yearly update to Google’s flagship. Being released in November of 2018 the cycle of the Pixel device seems pretty off considering the fact that the month of February invited manufacturers to showcase new updated devices.
As the first round of high quality renders surface for the Pixel 4 and 4 XL courtesy of Phone Designer, the form factor of the device looks very much updated, to say the least.
As we move across the gallery of photos, the leaks represent the Pixel 4 and 4 XL to house a punch hole display very similar to that of Samsung’s Galaxy S10 lineup. With the lower end variant having a single front camera while the XL variant housing dual sensors. Considering Google’s last generation notches which were extremely obnoxious in a crowd with smartphones like the Mi MiX 3 and the OnePlus 6T. This year’s notch despite being a whole lot refined looks a whole lot bigger than that of Samsung’s S10.
The body of the smartphone carries the very same Pixel DNA with a glass back powder coated one third of the way. The classic Pixel look retains like the previous year with the only visible change of a fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint sensor is absent from the rear of the phone and would most probably find its place behind the front glass panel thereby following this year’s trend.
The basic features of the device are quite similar to the Pixel 3 lineup with major improvements in the front display. The phone now has a very minimalist chin with tiny yet visible side bezels. The renders suggest that Google has not decided to go for a curved display like Samsung and Huawei which tends to reduce the look of side bezels in a smartphone.
Overall the XL version seems to house two rear-facing shooters, pretty standard considering how smartphone manufacturers are leaning toward 3 and 4 rear facing sensors these days. The phone itself does look interesting but considering the validity of the renders, we’d expect a lot to change over the course of the year as we hope for more information to leak out.