Earlier this July we have been presented with new renders of the Google Pixel 4. Google made the waiting process for the phone a bit more acceptable for fans by tweeting a photo of the phone.
What the render shows
Another series of new renders was posted by @iGeeks, revealing the rectangular camera module placed on the top left corner on the back of the phone. The module is supposed to host two cameras, presumably a 12 megapixel primary and a 16 megapixel telephoto camera.
A new “spectral sensor” was added to improve low light photos and enhance bokeh effect of portraits. Similar to the iPhone’s camera setup, the new Pixel phone is expected to utilize wide-gamut P3 capture, furthermore enlarging the range of colors that can be captured (surpassing the sRGB regular tech).
The new render doesn’t show any trace of a fingerprint sensor. This means that either Google moved to in-screen fingerprint sensor or that they adopted face recognition hardware, that seems to be similar at first glance to Apple’s FaceID in order to verify the identity of whoever is holding the phone.
The aspect ratio of both models is 19:9.
Next to the top portion of the screen, just where the bezel is placed has spurred a lot of controversy, as it’s hypothesized that it hosts a Project Soli chip, a technology that was first introduced back in 2015 with the purpose to track “micro motions” of the user’s hand, giving ability to control features of the phone using subtle hand gestures in a way we’ve never seen before.
Even the message that was posted with the image hints that the new Google Pixel is an amazing phone: “Wait ‘til you can see what it can do.”.
Leaks say that the Pixel 4 will feature a 1080 x 2280p display and the Pixel 4 XL will feature a 1440 x 3040 screen.
It’s believed that the RAM will go up to 6GB and the storage capacity for the basic model will be doubled (compared to the previous generation).
Both models will be powered by a Snapdragon 855 chipset, although some speculations say that there’s a chance to see the new Google Pixel phones equipped with a Snapdragon 855+ instead.