Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL: All the rumors in one place! (Updated Oct. 9)

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Update, October 9, 2019 (4:40 PM ET): We’ve updated the Pixel 4 rumor hub with details on the device’s new photo Social Sharing feature, details on Google’s new Pro Sessions offering, leaked Canadian pricing, the new Google Assistant availability, and news that all four major US carriers should have the Pixel 4 at launch.


When the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL started leaking last year, it didn’t stop. On top of the usual potato cam photos and pricing information, we saw a Googler leave the handset in a Lyft and someone publish a complete unboxing video well before prime time.

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Based on some early leaks, it appears as though this year could be a repeat with the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. We’re still three-ish months before Google is set to unveil both devices, but we already know what the phones will look like and have an idea of some of their unique features.

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Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL: Name and release date

Google Pixel 3a Purple-ish Google Logo

The nitty-gritty:

  • Google’s upcoming flagships are expected to be called the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.
  • The Pixel 4 launch date is scheduled for October 15, 2019.
  • The Pixel 4 phones will be announced in New York City.

After several leaks, Google went ahead and publically shared a render of the Google Pixel 4 (more on this below). With it, the company officially confirmed the handset’s Pixel 4 name. This isn’t too much of a surprise as it follows Google’s smartphone branding (R.I.P. Pixel Ultra).

After a bunch of speculation and leaked dates, we now have full confirmation on the Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL launch date: October 15, 2019. As with last year, the event will take place in New York City.

Google historically hosts its hardware events in October. Last year, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were announced on October 9 and then made available for purchase on October 18. Based on this information, the Pixel 4 release date is expected to be towards the end of October, a little more than a week after the phones will be revealed.

Google went ahead and confirmed the Pixel 4’s name and design months before its launch

We did see that Best Buy already has a page set up for the Google Pixel 4. There’s no information there that we haven’t already seen, but it suggests that we will see the new devices quite soon.

What we didn’t expect was how easy it will be for customers to get their hands on the Pixel 4 when it does launch. According to a leaked AT&T memo, the list of Google Pixel 4 carriers in the United States might actually be complete this time around. According to the memo, AT&T will carry the Pixel 4 at its initial launch.

Google Pixel 4 Carriers ATT Leaked MemoPhone Arena

The memo describes how the Pixel 4 will be given to one AT&T sales representative at each retail location as their personal smartphone to familiarize them with the device. The person will become the in-house Pixel 4 “expert.”

If this ends up being true, this will be the first time ever that a Pixel device has been available at all four of the major wireless carriers in the US, which includes Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint.

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL: Design

Google Pixel 4 XL Standing Render

The nitty-gritty:

  • Leaked images have revealed the design of the Pixel 4 phones in full.
  • It looks like the Pixel 4 series will sport a rather large camera bump at the back.
  • Google’s flagships are expected to be notch-less with large foreheads and small chins.

We got our first look at the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL when OnLeaks shared CAD renders partway through June. This leak was then, surprisingly, confirmed by Google itself.

Most notably, we learned that the devices would include a rather large camera bump on the back of the phone. This is interesting because it makes the upcoming Pixels look almost identical to leaked renders of the 2019 iPhone.

Read: We asked, you told us: The Pixel 4 / 4 XL is the most anticipated phone of 2019

Up until that point, Google had only teased the rear of the phones, so we didn’t have any confirmed reports of what the front of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL might look like (that changed later though, see the next section). However, we have seen an early render leak from OnLeaks and information shared by Lew from Unbox Therapy that suggests both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will be notch-less with large foreheads and small chins.

Google Pixel 4 leaked image in hand 9to5Google

On June 14, just days after Google officially confirmed the Pixel 4 design on Twitter, 9to5Google obtained two leaked photos of the Google Pixel 4. There’s not much we can glean from the images themselves, aside from the fact that they line up with Google’s Twitter renders. It also appears to be encased in one of Google’s official fabric cases.

Google Pixel 4 leaked image in hand 9to5Google

9to5Google’s tipster also got a look at the front of the Pixel 4 and claimed it does indeed have a big forehead on the top, housing at least two front-facing camera sensors. However, they weren’t able to snap a photo.

Later, in July, we saw another “in the wild” shot of a Pixel 4, this time on a subway train in London. Unlike the previous real-world photos, this photo shows what appears to be a Pixel 4 in a case designed to obscure the device’s design.

See for yourself below:

Gogole Pixel 4 Real Life Photo Leak Luis Brian

It’s believed Google will drop the dual front-facing speakers but retain an earpiece. In the leaked renders below, you can spot the five sensors that were rumored by Unbox Therapy. These will reportedly be used for a Face ID-like security system as the handsets appear not to have a fingerprint sensor.

On July 8, reliable leaker @OnLeaks pushed out (via PriceBaba) CAD renders of the front of the Pixel 4 XL. Check out those images below:

The back of the Google Pixel 4 XL, according to a render.
The Google Pixel 4 XL front and back renders.
The Google Pixel 4 XL front design
The Google Pixel 4 XL back render
The Google Pixel 4 XL back side
The Google Pixel 4 XL front and back design

Later, in July, @OnLeaks (via iGeeksBlog) pushed out CAD renders of the vanilla Google Pixel 4. It looks very similar to the renders above of the Pixel 4 XL, leading us to believe there won’t be much difference between the two variants other than physical size. This is notably different from last year, where the Pixel 3 XL looked very different from the Pixel 3 (hello, bathtub notch).

See the renders of the Pixel 4 below:

google pixel 4 leaked renders igeeksblog3

We’ve also seen real-world images of an alleged Pixel 4 surface online on August 28 (seen below), courtesy of XDA‘s Mishaal Rahman. Rahman notes that it appeared in a Telegram group, and that he was unable to ascertain the source of the pictures. The pictures show a traditional forehead and what appears to be a multi-camera setup on the rear. For what it’s worth, the Sprint logo is also visible on the device. Check the images out below.

At this point, we haven’t heard any completely reliable rumors about the color options that will be available this year. As Google has released its devices in Clearly White alongside Just Black and other accent colors in the past, we can guess two of the upcoming colorways.

We did see some leaked renders of a new color that can only be described as Mint. However, the leaks are dubious:

Supposed leaked renders of the Google Pixel 4 XL colors.
Supposed leaked renders of the Google Pixel 4 XL colors.
Supposed leaked renders of the Google Pixel 4 XL colors.
Supposed leaked renders of the Google Pixel 4 XL colors.

Kellen Barranger of Droid-Life shared the below Photoshopped render giving us an idea as to what the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL might look like in white. You can decide if you think it looks hot or not.

It looks like another possible third color option will be called “Oh So Orange,” and it features a light coral/orange back color.

With pictures of the supposed Oh So Orange Pixel 4 first appearing on Weibo in September (via Ben Geskin on Twitter). It’s quite the departure from black and white, and it looks rather interesting:

Google Pixel 4 Coral Color LeakTech Jack, Weibo

Not much later after that, we got a hands-on look at the alleged orange Pixel 4 thanks to the YouTube channel Gadget Leaks. This is our first look at the possible Oh So Orange Pixel 4 on video.

 

In early October, leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks) tweeted another picture, this time of the Oh So Orange Pixel’s front, back, and sides. We even get a better look at the colored power button in the picture:

Blass Oh So Orange tweeted Pixel 4 picture

Earlier in September, a short hands-on video leaked of the Just Black Pixel 4, courtesy of Slashleaks. Check it out below:

Not long after that video surfaced, we saw another of the device in a white colorway. Check it out below:

We also found in-hand images of the alleged Pixel 4 XL in both white and black colorways side by side on Reddit September 10.

Google Pixel 4 XL white and black leakimgur

You can find the rest of the leaked black and white Pixel 4 images in the linked imgur post here.

There was also a leaked TV ad that detailed a few Pixel 4 features. The video, which lasts for a minute, shows off seamless conversations with the Assistant, as well as hands-free gestures (namely swiping the air to skip music tracks). Other features shown off in the clip include an improved Night Sight mode and a mode to capture the stars. The clip also notes that you’re getting a phone “made the Google way.” Check it out below, via ProAndroid:

Arguably the two biggest leaks to date were hands-on videos published on YouTube. The videos provided the clearest look at the Pixel 4 to date and gave a look at the phone’s hardware and software. They also highlighted the 90Hz display and a new Ambient EQ display setting.

Just in case you didn’t get enough hands-on videos of the Pixel 4, another one popped up from YouTuber Duy Thẩm. The video doesn’t add much information, but it provides another close look at the camera module and general hardware. The video also shows off the Pixel 4’s Soli-based motion gestures.

In case several hands-on videos weren’t enough, a Weibo user uploaded several images of the Pixel 4. The images show off the Pixel 4’s hardware, including the triple rear camera system, USB-C port, and the display. According to the user, the Pixel 4’s third time-of-flight rear camera isn’t used for imaging.

You can see the images below.

google pixel 4 back white color
google pixel 4 display
google pixel 4 display
google pixel 4 bottom bezel display
google pixel 4 leak usb-c port and speakers

Most recently, a leaked set of over 20 images of the Pixel 4 XL was outed by a Vietnamese mobile store called D Store Mobile. The mobile shop shared the alleged images of the Pixel 4 XL with The Verge.

Pixel 4 XL rear camera leakThe Verge

The images show a white Pixel 4 XL in its entirety, complete with close-ups of the square camera bump, display, settings, and more. D Store claims that this isn’t the final unit of the Pixel 4 XL and that it is likely a “test model.”

Pixel 4 Clearly White BackNextrift

Later, another hands-on with Nextrift showed off the Clearly White Google Pixel 4 XL up close. We got a better idea of what to expect from the “light matte finish” on the back of the device. This finish strikes a balance between the slippery glass found on devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the very matte glass of last year’s Pixel 3.

If you still can’t get enough of the Pixel 4, we have a newly-leaked photo from serial leaker Evan Blass. The pic shows the front and back of a Pixel 4 in its Just Black colorway.

Google Pixel 4 Leaked Photo Evan BlassEvan Blass

It’s not clear if that wallpaper will be how the device ships or not. From what we know so far, the stock wallpapers on the Google Pixel 4 don’t include what’s depicted above.

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL: Specs and features

The nitty-gritty:

  • Both the Pixel 4 phones are expected to feature high-end specs.
  • The Pixel 4 specs may include the SD855 chipset, dual rear cameras, and 3D face unlock.
  • The headphone jack is not expected to make a return.

At this time, everything we know for certain about the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL is what we can see from the outside. In other words, we know what Google’s handsets will look like, but we don’t know much about internal Pixel 4 specifications.

An apparent picture of the Google Pixel 4 XL surfaced in September, showing a hardware-checking app running on the device. And the app shows that the phone is running the Snapdragon 855 processor. So don’t expect the marginally upgraded Snapdragon 855 Plus then. Check out the image below:

A Google Pixel 4 XL leak via 91mobiles.91mobiles

Unfortunately, we don’t have any information about battery size. We also don’t expect Google to bring back the headphone jack (the renders above back this up).

It has long been rumored that Google is working on face recognition software as a form of biometric security. We got a glance at the feature in the fourth Android Q beta. According to Unbox Therapy, both Pixel 4 handsets will include five front-facing image sensors for a Face ID-like system.

Taking us by surprise once again, Google actually went ahead and confirmed that rumor by showing us a teaser video that tells us all about this new feature as well as some other new info:

The video shows how the front-facing sensors will include a radar sensor which will add hands-free gestures to the phones. This is the outcome of Google’s previously-rumored Project Soli.

Google also gave a diagram showing all the front-facing sensors on the device:

Front sensors on the Google Pixel 4. Google

One thing the image above suggests is that the dual-lens selfie cameras we saw on the Pixel 3 lineup won’t return with the Pixel 4 lineup. It’s possible we’re wrong and there is a second sensor somewhere on the front that Google isn’t showing us. It’s also possible that the image above is the Pixel 4 and that the Pixel 4XL — which is larger in size — has room for that second sensor.

Outside of the front-facing sensors, we also know for certain that the Pixel 4 lineup will, for the first time, feature multiple rear camera lenses. We’ve seen rumors to suggest that one of those sensors could be a 16MP telephoto lens.

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We do also have a few rumors about RAM. One of the biggest weaknesses of last year’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL was the fact that each phone only had 4GB of RAM. Just about everyone can agree that Google needs to step it up and include at least 6GB of RAM. Luckily, we have plenty of rumors to suggest this will be the case and both Pixel 4 devices will come with 6GB of RAM.

Here’s one rumor we have, and here’s another, and another, and another. All these sources suggesting that 6GB of RAM is what’s happening leads us to believe that that’s what’s happening.

The same source for one of the RAM rumors above suggests that there will be slight bumps for the display resolutions on the Pixel 4 phones. The Pixel 4’s display resolution could be 2,280 x 1,080, as compared to the Pixel 3, which had a 2,160 x 1,080 resolution. Meanwhile, the larger Pixel 4 XL could have a resolution of 3,040 x 1,440, a slight upgrade over the 2,960 x 1,440 resolution on the Pixel 3 XL. In fact, one source also suggests the 3,040 x 1,440 resolution but adds that it’ll be a 6.23-inch size compared to the Pixel 3 XL’s 6.3-inch panel.

Another interesting rumor we’ve seen a few times now is the possibility of the Pixel 4 series sporting a 90Hz display refresh rate, as we’ve seen on the OnePlus 7 Pro. This would be great news, as the 90Hz refresh rate is a big hit with consumers so far.

The back of the Google Pixel 3, showing the camera.

The back of the Google Pixel 3, showing the camera.

Nextrift all but proved the 90Hz rumor when it gave us a better look at this display in its hands-on. As expected, the display sports deep blacks and rich colors, and the hands-on shows off the new Smooth Display setting in the device. This option allows the display to dynamically adjust the device’s refresh rate between 60 and 90Hz, presumably for apps that don’t support the higher refresh rate.

Google Pixel 4 Smooth DisplayNextrift

Backing up the claims of a higher refresh rate, images posted on Weibo explicitly state the display’s 90Hz refresh rate. The images also reportedly confirm the Pixel 4’s Snapdragon 855 processor and 6GB of RAM.

More significantly, the images supposedly provide a first look at the Face Unlock UI. There’s mention of the feature working with regular glasses and “light sunglasses.” There’s also mention of facial recognition data stored locally and the ability to delete the data.

Pixel 4 Face Unlock UI 1
Pixel 4 90Hz specs leak

Finally, there’s mention of family members being able to unlock the Pixel 4 and something about a requirement for eye movement. Some of that could have been lost in translation, so take the aforementioned information with a grain of salt.

In a later hands-on, the Pixel 4’s Face Unlock functionality was detailed even further. Google’s implementation seems to work quite similarly to Apple’s, and it seems to work great in most circumstances. Unlocking the device is quick, it works well in low-lighting, but it didn’t seem to do well when the device was flat on a table.

Google Pixel 4 Face UnlockNextrift

We also got an alleged first look at the Pixel 4’s Motion Sense feature through YouTube channel This in Tech Today. The video shows off the Pixel 4’s Quick Gestures for skipping songs and silencing interruptions, including alarms and calls. There’s also a gesture to check the time, notifications, and other information.

As far as the Pixel camera goes, we are certain it will come with two rear sensors. We’ve also heard rumors that suggest a few new features could be on the way, including 8x zoom, improved Night Sight, and a new feature called Motion Mode.

An XDA-Developers forum member also uncovered references to several upcoming features in the Google Camera app. These upcoming features include Audio Zoom, Live HDR (previewing HDR in the viewfinder), and Mesh Warp. The latter could be related to an algorithm for wide-angle selfies, reducing instances of people’s faces being warped.

According to XDA-Developers, we could see a True Tone-like feature for automatic white balance adjustments. The publication found a placeholder for a “Display white balance” toggle that could enable something similar to what’s found on several Apple devices. It would allow the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL’s displays to adjust based on the surrounding environment’s lighting.

Later, XDA-Developers discussed the upcoming version of the Google Camera app and the Pixel 4’s camera features more in-depth.

Google Camera 7.0 screenshot 1
Google Camera 7.0 screenshot 2
Google Camera 7.0 screenshot 3

The camera interface will receive a pretty big design overhaul. The Google Camera interface should also include new features like recording a video for as long as you hold the shutter button in the camera mode, a new coaching feature for tips on taking better pictures, suggestions in the time lapse mode, tweaked zoom and exposure sliders, and a horizon leveling circle.

The leaks also feature the new Motion Mode and the updated Night Mode that supports astrophotography. The camera will use the Pixel 4’s GPU to track down the stars in the sky and brighten them. You can read about the rest of the alleged upcoming camera features in our camera overview.

Antoher set of leaked camera samples gives us an even better idea of what we can expect from the Pixel 4. Check out a couple of the photos here:

Portrait Mode Google Pixel 4 Leaked Images 1
Portrait Mode Google Pixel 4 Leaked Images 2

In a word, the pics look great, but they will probably be used to promote the Pixel 4’s camera, so of course they look great. The bokeh effect looks awesome, the colors really pop, and Night Sight is probably the crowning achievement of Google’s computational photography work.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the photos too.

On top of the already high-quality photos we are seeing, Google is also apparently working on so-called Dual Exposure Camera Controls.

Simply put, Dual Exposure Camera Controls will allow users to tweak the shadows and highlights in a shot before taking the picture. The video below shows that users can seemingly adjust the overall exposure with a traditional slider, but there’s also a second slider. This second option allows you to adjust how light or dark the shadows are in the viewfinder.

It’s already possible to adjust shadows and highlights in photo editing apps, but the ability to do so before actually taking the photo could potentially save you the time of going into a camera app to adjust this particular setting after the photo is taken.

Google is also making the Pixel 4’s pictures as shareable as possible. An updated Pixel Tips app revealed a so-called Social Share feature in the Pixel 4 camera app alongside a new “Pro Session” feature in Google One.

Google Pixel 4 social share functionality.
Pro Sessions on the Google Pixel 4.

The left screenshot shows how users can quickly share their most recent picture from the camera viewfinder by swiping up from the image thumbnail. You can then choose the desired app for sharing, making for a quicker way to share than going into the gallery and using the sharing menu.

The right screenshot shows how the Pro Sessions work. Users can sign up for a session, and Google’s experts will walk them through the Pixel phone and its features. We don’t know much else about these sessions except they are only available in English in North America.

We also got a first-hand look at the Pixel 4’s video recording performance thanks to YouTuber ReLab.

 

Video performance was pretty bad with the Pixel 4. Audio quality is markedly worse than the Galaxy Note 10 Plus, with the Pixel’s color science strongly leaning toward the warmer part of the spectrum. But, it’s still too early to tell how representative this will be of the final product.

ReLab also went on to show us a little about the phone’s gaming performance.

In the video, PUBG Mobile is running without a single hiccup on the Pixel 4. The display’s 90Hz refresh rate is likely helping with the smoothness, though the beefy processor also plays a role in the performance.

As for the Soli radar chip, Google already confirmed the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL features the sensor. That said, Android Police reported the two phones possibly visited the FCC with approval to transmit in the 58 to 63.5GHz spectrum. Since Project Soli uses the same spectrum, that lends credence to the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL swinging by the FCC.

 Google Pixel 4 specs (Rumored)Google Pixel 4 XL specs (Rumored)
Display2,280 x 1,0803,040 x 1,440
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 855Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
GPUN/AN/A
RAM6GB6GB
StorageN/A
No microSD slot
N/A
No microSD slot
Cameras (rear)Two camera sensors
Spectral sensor
Two camera sensors
Spectral sensor
Cameras (front)Five imaging units for camera and face recognition security systemFive imaging units for camera and face recognition security system
Headphone jackNoNo
BatterymAh N/A
Wireless charging
mAh N/A
Wireless charging
IP ratingIP68IP68
Other featuresProject Soli radar sensor for hands-free gesturesProject Soli radar sensor for hands-free gestures
Software versionAndroid 10 QAndroid 10 Q
ColorsBlackBlack
Dimensions and weightN/AN/A

According to a new Best Buy listing, the Pixel 4’s Soli sensors will be supported in the U.S., Canada, Singapore, Australia, Taiwan, and “most European countries.” Unfortunately, it won’t work in Japan, though we aren’t entirely sure why.

Then XDA Developers uncovered more evidence that the Soli-based gesture suite, called Motion Sense, will work in 58 locales, including the US, Germany, the UK, Korea, and Australia. XDA also revealed that the Pixel 4 gestures will be compatible with 23 apps, including Amazon Music, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Shazam, Spotify, Tidal, YouTube, and YouTube Music. Apparently, Soli easily integrates with music applications.

A leaked video finally gives us a good idea of what this could look like:


Each actor in the video performs the gesture in slightly different ways, but they appear to be basically the same. It’s not clear if you’ll need to perform a very precise gesture for each function, or if the functions are context-aware.

The Pixel 4’s wallpapers, updated launcher, and several other apps have been leaked as well.

The Google Styles and Wallpapers app, via 9to5Google.
The Google Styles and Wallpapers app, via 9to5Google.
The Google Styles and Wallpapers app, via 9to5Google.

Google’s new Pixel Themes app will allow you to customize fonts, icon designs, accent colors, and more on Pixel 4 devices. The new Pixel Launcher adds the ability to swipe down from anywhere on the home screen to access your device’s notification tray. The Pixel 4 live wallpapers were uncovered and modified so anyone with an Android 7 and above 64-bit device can download them. And Google’s new full-featured voice recording app will come preinstalled on Pixel 4 devices.

You may be thinking there is nothing exciting about a voice recorder, but this one has a few tricks up its sleeve. The app will transcribe audio recordings and make the words, music, and sounds searchable.

Google voice recorder app pixel 4 apk 1
Google Voice Recorder App Pixel 4 transcription
Google Voice Recorder app OnePlus 6

You can download the APK now, but the app doesn’t function properly. We expect things to become smoother once the app is officially released.

Another hands-on with the pre-released device also details the “new Google Assistant.” And yes that’s officially what it’s being called. The “new” prefix is important, and that is how Google will promote the rebranded and expanded version of its AI software.

At Google I/O 2019, customers were promised the Assistant would perform most of its tasks on the device itself, and we finally get a look at that functionality here. This makes Google Assistant noticeably quicker at processing requests.

Google Pixel 4 XL running next gen Google AssistantNextRift

For the first time, the new Assistant also supports Continued Conversations on a mobile device. This allows you to issue one command starting with a “Hey Google,” and then issue a second command immediately after without needing to say “Hey Google” again. On top of that, Google Assistant receives a visual overhaul visible in the image above.

The new Google Assistant will initially be coming to four markets. It will first launch in the US on the new Pixel phones, but it’s also coming to Canada, Singapore, and the UK “soon.”

This limited launch is presumably so Google can ensure that English support is polished before it works on support for more languages. It isn’t the first time Google served up a limited launch either, as the legacy Google Assistant first launched in Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US.

More leaked information about the new Assistant revealed promotional videos that give us an idea of just how powerful the updated Assistant will be. There are three videos in total, and all of them showcase different was of interacting with Google Assistant.

Check out the first video below:

Perhaps the most interesting leak recently is the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL’s entire device spec list, confirming most of the leaked information thus far and even revealing a new surprise feature — the Pixel Neural Core.

Google Pixel 4 Specs:

  • Display: 5.7″ Full HD+ Smooth Display (up to 90Hz OLED) – Ambient EQ
  • Battery: 2800 mAh
  • Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Storage: 64 GB or 128 GB
  • Cameras: 12 MP Dual-Pixel & 16 MP Telephoto
  • Audio: Stereo speakers
  • Security: Titan M Security Module
  • Features: Face unlock, Motion Sense
  • OS: Android OS with 3 years of security and OS updates

Google Pixel 4 XL Specs:

  • Display – 6.3″ Quad HD+ Smooth Display (up to 90Hz OLED) – Ambient EQ
  • Battery: 3700 mAh
  • Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Storage: 64 GB or 128 GB
  • Cameras: 12 MP Dual-Pixel & 16 MP Telephoto
  • Audio: Stereo speakers
  • Security: Titan M Security Module
  • Features: Face unlock, Motion Sense
  • OS: Android OS with 3 years of security and OS updates

Mentioned under the processor section in the spec sheet is the Pixel Neural Core. While there aren’t any official details about what this Neural Core will do, we expect it to be an AI-based chip for image processing.

It also appears that we have the exact details of what will be included in the box: a 1 meter-long USB-C to USB-C cable, an 18W USB-C charger, a Quick Switch adapter, a SIM tool, and the Quick Start guide.

It seems like the Pixel 4 phones will ship without a USB-C headphone adapter or USB-C earphones which were bundled with the Pixel 3 phones.

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL: Price

The nitty-gritty:

  • The Pixel 4’s price has not been confirmed yet.
  • Rumors suggest the Pixel 4 phones may cost around the same as the Pixel 3 handsets.
  • If pricing remains the same, the Pixels will start at $800 (Pixel 4) and $900 (Pixel 4 XL).

Pricing for the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL hadn’t leaked until recently. Tipster Evan Blass posted the Pixel 4’s alleged Canadian pricing on Twitter. According to Blass, the 64GB Pixel 4 will retail for CA$1049.95 and the 128GB Pixel 4 XL will retail for CA$1359.95.

Google Pixel 4 pricing in Canada according to Evan Blass.Evan Blass

The Google Pixel 3 started at CA$999, while the top-end Pixel 3 XL launched at CA$1259. This means we’re likely in for a price bump over the previous generation device.

The 2018 Pixel 3 smartphones also had a price increase over the 2017 Pixel 2 devices. Google surprised us all by raising the price by $150 year over year.

Here is the official pricing for the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in addition to this year’s budget options:

  • Google Pixel 3 — $799 (64GB), $899 (128GB)
  • Google Pixel 3 XL — $899 (64GB), $999 (128GB)
  • Google Pixel 3a — $399 (64GB)
  • Google Pixel 3a XL — $479 (64GB)

Starting at $800, Google raised the price ceiling last fall for anyone looking to purchase a Pixel. But with the release of the budget-friendly Pixel 3a line, the company made it easier for customers to get one of the best smartphone cameras on the market.

The Blass price leak lines up with a Weibo user who said the Pixel 4 could cost five thousand or six thousand yuan (~$706 to $848), putting the cost on par with what we previously expected.

Google Pixel 4 Black Market Sale on Shopee9to5Google

If you can’t wait until the device launches, you could just purchase a Pixel 4 prototype unit on the black market for 4,999 Malaysian ringgits (~$1,191) pictured above. Given that the retail price of the Google Pixel 4 XL won’t be too far off from that, this black market sale isn’t as outlandish as you would imagine.

That’s all we’ve got for Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL rumors for now. Let us know in the comments whether or not you’re excited about this phone!

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