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Google just confirmed the Pixel 4

By David Matthews · 14 replies
Jun 12, 2019 at 4:16 PM
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  1. Well, that was...unexpected. It seems with all the Pixel 4 leaks, Google has just outright confirmed that the Pixel 4 exists and the external look.

    Just yesterday, we reported about the leaked Pixel 4 renders that were going around. Google's photo confirms that those renders were actually correct. The Pixel 4 will indeed change from a single rear facing camera to a multi-camera setup. Entire enclosure will be in a square enclosure similar to the rumored camera bump of the new iPhones.

    That said, the picture that Google tweeted out doesn't show the front of the device so we don't know exactly what it will look like. However, we can surmise that since the rear mounted fingerprint sensor is missing, Google is either using a side button as the sensor or an in-display fingerprint sensor. With the proliferation of in-display fingerprint readers as of late from the likes of Samsung and OnePlus, I'd be fairly certain of the latter.

    Internally, the Pixel 4 will likely have the requisite high-end specs: Snapdragon 855 processor, 6 to 8GB of RAM and at least 64GB of storage. Pixels usually don't offer storage expansion via microSD. Ars Technica reports that Google's Project Soli may be supported on the Pixel 4. Project Soli is basically a tiny chip that uses radar to detect hand motions above the device. It will be interesting to see if those air gestures will actually be useful unlike Samsung's attempt with Airview on the Galaxy S4.

    Regardless, Google is clearly trying to go next level with the camera and teasing a lot more for the future.

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  2. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Evangelist Posts: 1,144   +836

    iPhone 11 just filed a lawsuit...
    Hexic and onestepforward like this.
  3. Reehahs

    Reehahs TS Guru Posts: 728   +471

    I hate the bump, just make the phone thicker with a larger battery. Stop making phones look pregnant.
    psycros likes this.
  4. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,927   +1,195

    Sad that if true, google is switching to multiple SMALL camera sensors, instead of upgrading to ONE LARGER image sensor. By making EACH individual sensor LARGER, it allows for more light gathering.
    onestepforward likes this.
  5. Lew Zealand

    Lew Zealand TS Guru Posts: 584   +481

    "…the camera will be top notch as usual."

    I thought that was an iPhone thing.

    Aaaand I'll just see myself out the door…
  6. lexster

    lexster TS Addict Posts: 276   +135

  7. David Matthews

    David Matthews TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 256   +53

    I didn't realize the pun until after I published the article lol
    Hexic, Fearghast and lexster like this.
  8. lexster

    lexster TS Addict Posts: 276   +135

    It's all good. Great humor, intentional or not, is always funny!
  9. Fearghast

    Fearghast TS Addict Posts: 120   +78

    This and stereo recording for sound and you got me hooked.
    Seriously - no notch, wide camera, gcam etc.
    Major kick in the balls is probably no jack and no expandable storage thou.

    Me seeing Pixel as something more than decent "auto" camera, wild times we live in.
    lexster likes this.
  10. lexster

    lexster TS Addict Posts: 276   +135

    Yup. Deal-breakers. Google seems to be going full Apple. Very uncool.
  11. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Evangelist Posts: 1,144   +836

    If Apple shaped a phone like a starfish... every single other Android maker would be desperately trying to make a starfish with more legs and more mouths.
    lexster and Lew Zealand like this.
  12. TheHughMan

    TheHughMan TS Rookie

    Samsung Google LG Moto etc phones are all carbon copies of the same Qualcomm technology.
  13. lexster

    lexster TS Addict Posts: 276   +135

    Perhaps you should re-read what I quoted in my response. Context matters and you seem to have missed it..
  14. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Evangelist Posts: 1,144   +836

    No - I feel you.

    I'm just saying that they are copycats and it's not cool.
    lexster likes this.
  15. lexster

    lexster TS Addict Posts: 276   +135

    Oh, ok. My bad, based on what you said, it came off like you seemed to be saying something different. Maybe I'm the one who missed the context on that one.. LOL!

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