All the Pixel 4 rumors so far: Release date confirmed, but will it have two back cameras?

    Last yr’s Pixel 3 and 3 XL.
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    Launching on Oct. 15, Google’s subsequent flagship telephones, the Pixel 4 and 4 XL, are essential for the corporate, and we have now excessive hopes for the upcoming Google occasion (together with some lengthy wished-for upgrades within the sensible dwelling phase).True, Google’s most up-to-date telephones, the midrange Pixel 3A and Pixel 3A XL, are doing properly. Pixel gross sales doubled and the Pixel 3A continues to impress with its digicam — and CNET editor Daniel Van Boom known as it crucial cellphone of 2019.But competitors is fierce if Google desires the Pixel 4 to compete with the likes of Apple and Samsung this yr. Apple not too long ago launched its iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max with boosted digicam options like Night mode, and Samsung is on its approach with the relaunch of the Galaxy Fold, along with its blockbuster Galaxy S10 and Note 10 telephones.  

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    Google spills the beans on the Pixel 4


    Pixel 4 leaks and early bulletins from GoogleGreater than ever, we have now a greater understanding of what Google’s subsequent flagship telephones can be able to. On Aug. 7, the corporate launched the sixth and closing beta replace for Android Q, now formally generally known as Android 10. In addition to software program, Google unexpectedly “leaked” an official picture of the Pixel 4 in June, after which later threw one other curveball by releasing a video on YouTube in regards to the cellphone’s face unlock and motion-sensing capabilities. (Google’s long-rumored radar know-how, known as Project Soli, has been in improvement for 4 years.)The Pixel 4 and 4 XL will function Google’s final tackle its cellular OS, which can be the hottest OS on this planet, and the telephones should stand out, not solely from the Apple iPhone however different Android rivals, akin to these from Samsung. Right now we’re a few month away from its launch, so within the meantime, learn on to see what has been speculated thus far and verify again as we replace this piece with fascinating rumors as they come up.Read extra: iPhone 11 and Pixel 4 cameras’ secret sauce
    Confirmed: The Pixel 4 exists, has sq. digicam setup As talked about above, the Pixel 4 is an actual cellphone — none apart from Google introduced that it is coming. Not solely did the corporate verify the identify, but it surely included a picture, which depicts a number of rear cameras encased in a sq. housing.

    There was one other, much less official occasion when Google confirmed the existence of the cellphone in April, when a Google worker commented on Google’s Android Open Source Project. Buried in a thread about Google’s reminiscence error detection software, and noticed first by 9to5Google, the remark refers back to the Pixel 4 twice: A Google worker confirms the corporate is growing the Pixel 4.
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    In the remark, the poster writes, “The plan was to first deploy this on Pixel 3 and make sure that everything actually works. Then move on to Pixel 4 and so on. If I had a Pixel 4 device…” Though the thread would not go on to disclose anything in regards to the cellphone, at the very least we discovered that it is known as the Pixel 4 and that it is on its approach. Confirmed: We’ll see it Oct. 15 On Sept. 16, Google despatched out invitations to its Pixel 4 occasion, scheduled for Oct. 15. This confirms what we already anticipated provided that ever because the first Pixel launched in 2016, Google has launched its flagship telephones in October. The sample normally goes like this: Google holds its I/O developer convention in May to go over the newest Android OS and software program updates. Then in October it has one other presser that highlights Google’s {hardware} developments and introduces a brand new flagship working the Android model previewed in May. There have been curveballs — as an illustration, this yr Google unveiled the Pixel 3A and Pixel 3A XL in May. But it appears to be like like this time round we’ll see the Pixel 4 (and certain any sensible dwelling endeavors) in October. Google is internet hosting its subsequent large product occasion in New York in October. 
    Confirmed: It could have face unlock and movement sensors Face unlock and movement sensors have been rumored again in June and confirmed by Google on July 29. The firm launched a video and weblog publish exhibiting that the Pixel 4 could have a Soli radar chip. This will permit the Pixel 4 to have face unlock, which has similarities to Apple’s Face ID, and the characteristic can be safe sufficient to confirm digital funds. The chip may also sense movement, and allows you to “skip songs, snooze alarms and silence phone calls” by waving your hand in entrance of the cellphone. The know-how was developed internally by Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects staff. The characteristic just isn’t not like the LG G8 ThinQ and presents a glimpse right into a touchless cellphone future. The FCC first granted Google approval to make use of Project Soli sensors in December 2018 for plane.
    Confirmed: Pixel 4 in orange Google confirmed that both the Pixel 4 or 4 XL will are available in a brand new shade of orange, because of an enormous billboard in Times Square. The commercial, which is supposed to drum up hype for the Oct. 15 occasion, reveals the cellphone in its new colour. This verifies a earlier unofficial picture posted on Chinese social community Weibo that confirmed a brilliant orange Pixel 4. Besides black and white, earlier Pixel colours embrace blue, purple and pink. While I’m not a fan of this specific shade of orange, it undoubtedly stands out from the gang. Confirmed: Pixel 4 ‘coming quickly’ to Best Buy Even although the cellphone hasn’t formally launched but, sellers are getting forward of the sport. US retailer Best Buy has its personal splash web page for the Pixel 4, saying that it is “coming soon,” and posting a picture of the cellphone’s again. Though it isn’t a photograph, the picture reveals Google putting off the two-tone glass shade. The again of the cellphone is now one single strong colour. A video leak noticed by Slashleaks and 9to5Google additionally reveals the again of the cellphone as a strong slab of black. Likely: Pixel 4 has one front-facing digicam Back in June, supposedly a Pixel 4 was noticed within the wild by a tipster for 9to5Google exhibiting that the cellphone had two entrance cameras (like the present Pixel 3) and a big “forehead.” But Google’s sketch of the Pixel 4, which was used to indicate the place the Soli radar chip was situated on the cellphone’s front-facing array, additionally confirmed that the cellphone had a single front-facing digicam.  We’re not sure why Google would drop the second wide-angle digicam from the cellphone, because it was helpful on the Pixel 3 for taking large selfie photographs. Seeing how Google can render portrait photographs with only one lens, maybe the Pixel 4 can be able to taking normal and wide-angle photographs utilizing simply software program. Google declined a request for remark.

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    Likely: Pixel 4 will run Android 10 As with previous Pixel telephones, the Pixel 4 line can be one of many first telephones to run Android’s newest OS. We understand it will not be the primary although, contemplating that the OnePlus 7T is offered now and serves up Android 10 out of the field. Up till this yr, Google OS names have been alphabetical, and the upcoming replace was quickly generally known as Android Q. We know now that its official identify is Android 10 and it’ll reportedly have a systemwide darkish mode, new permissions options, improved facial recognition and enhanced safety. Rumor: It might be able to name for assist in a crashThe new Pixel 4 might be able to use the cellphone’s accelerometer and microphone to sense whether or not or not you have been concerned in a crash, based on XDA Developers. The characteristic could be out there within the Pixel 4’s Emergency Information app and might name 911 routinely, too. After it detects a crash, the cellphone would play an alert at max quantity and vibrate. If you do not mute the cellphone, the app will then contact emergency providers and make your location accessible. Rumor: Pixel 4 could launch on Sprint For the previous few years, the Pixel cellphone has launched with US provider Verizon, regardless that it labored on different networks akin to AT&T and T-Mobile. But a leaked picture of the Pixel 4 posted by XDA Developers reveals the cellphone working on Sprint’s community. Though Sprint is the nation’s fourth largest provider, it is because of merge with T-Mobile quickly. Being bought by extra carriers as an alternative of only one would additionally develop the Pixel’s availability, which can have beforehand harm gross sales. Could the Pixel 4 have a 90Hz show just like the OnePlus 7 Pro?
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    Rumor: Pixel 4 could have a 90Hz show Perhaps becoming a member of the ranks of the OnePlus 7 Pro and the Razer Phone 2, the Pixel 4 could also be outfitted with a 90Hz show based on 9to5Google. That implies that whereas most telephones have a refresh charge of 60 frames per second (put in one other approach, in 1 second the show refreshes 60 instances), the Pixel 4 would refresh at 90fps.  From our time reviewing telephones with 90Hz shows, we will attest that actions like scrolling by means of webpages and apps do really feel extra fluid, and it might be an thrilling characteristic to have on the Pixel 4. Rumor: Pixel 4 XL could have thick bezels An alleged picture of the PIxel 4 XL reveals the cellphone wanting fairly just like the Pixel 3 XL. It has a big show and thick bezels on the prime and backside, and it reveals a homescreen that claims, “Welcome to your new Pixel.”  Rumor: Pixel 4 XL is an effective gaming cellphone? A purported video of the Pixel 4 XL, working almost 6 minutes lengthy, reveals the cellphone performing as a good gaming cellphone. Posted by a Vietnamese tech weblog known as ReLab, the video reveals the cellphone with a white design, matte-black edges and an orange energy button. In addition to the aforementioned 90Hz show, different specs embrace a 6.23-inch, a 1,440p display and a 3,700-mAh battery.

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    Pixel 4 could have been noticed in public


    Rumor: Pixel 4 XL might even have two again cameras While earlier Pixel XLs launched with only a single digicam on the again, leaked photographs posted on (as soon as once more) SlashLeaks point out that the Pixel 4 XL could have two rear cameras. Google has usually relied on its digicam software program to do issues like taking portrait photographs that different telephones require a number of rear cameras to perform, so it is fascinating that Google could probably add one other. The similar leaked photographs additionally present the cellphone with the aforementioned hole-punch show. Rumor: Pixel 4 might need improved dual-SIM capabilities The Pixel 4 could have a characteristic that may permit a person to change between two functioning cellphone traces. This is an replace from the earlier Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 (and their bigger counterparts the Pixel 2 XL and 3 XL). Those telephones have a regular SIM card slot and an eSIM. While you might have two numbers provisioned for the gadget, you might solely speak, textual content or use knowledge on one line, whereas the opposite remained inactive. In different phrases, just one SIM may very well be activated at a time. But the Pixel 4 would have the ability to have two lively SIMs. If both is getting used to make a name or textual content, nonetheless, the opposite line will not have the ability to take calls or textual content in the interim. This is just like how the brand new iPhones and different Android telephones function.

    Originally printed March 8.Updates, May 26: Adds data about Pixel class-action lawsuit; June 6: Adds Google worker affirmation and Skinomi renders; June 12: Adds Google first-look data; June 26: Adds extra rumors, together with Project Soli; July 30: Adds Soli radar chip and single front-facing digicam affirmation; Aug. 11: Adds 90Hz show rumor; Sept. 2: Adds Sprint provider rumor; Sept. 13: Adds Best Buy affirmation and different rumors; Sept. 18: Adds official launch date and confirmed orange colour; Oct. 1: Adds crash help rumor; Oct. 10: Reworks intro.

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