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Home > New Gear > Google's new flagship Pixel 4 leaks: it is time to say goodbye to the notch screen
Google's new flagship Pixel 4 leaks: it is time to say goodbye to the notch screen

Google's new flagship Pixel 4 leaks: it is time to say goodbye to the notch screen

By  Ingrid Wilhelmina 2019-05-28 343 0

At the Google I/O Developers Conference of the Year earlier this month, Google first released two mid-range new machines, Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, which can basically be regarded as the current flagship flagship Pixel 3 and Pixel. 3 XL low version. And Google's next-generation flagship, Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, is expected to take a few months to meet us. At the same time, the flagships of these two mines will continue to be the best platform for Google to showcase the next generation of Android, which is currently the most popular operating system in the world.

The success of Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL is critical for Google. Although Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have top-notch photo effects and are well received by users, their sales are not too good. This may be because the two phones are basically sold exclusively by Verizon operators in the US market (although they also support networks of other US carriers), coupled with the extended cycle of consumers' widespread smartphone replacement and the global smartphone industry. The reason for the overall slump. There are also reports that Pixel 3 has encountered some problems in performance. For example, Google just got a class action lawsuit from consumers and compensated users of all first-generation Pixel phones for $500. So for Google, if you want to increase the sales of your own smartphones, or even beat competitors such as Apple and Samsung, you need to use Pixel 4 to solve all the problems you have encountered before.


Let's take a look at what we know about Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL so far and what we want to see on them.

Dual camera + punch screen

Although the previous generations of Pixel series smartphones have adopted a single camera design, according to the latest photos exposed on SlashLeaks, the Pixel 4 XL finally has to adopt a dual camera configuration. All along, Google relies on its camera software algorithms to accomplish the effects that other competitors need to use multiple cameras, such as portrait mode.


Also based on the leaked design, this new Google flagship dual front camera will be in the form of a boring screen, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S10+. From this design drawing, the Google Pixel 4 XL uses the same Infinity-O boring screen as the Samsung Galaxy S10+. This double-camera boring method is more pleasing than the large bangs designed by Google Pixel 3 XL. Some, especially the border of the screen chin, has been very narrow, and your screen share has been further improved. It is foreseeable that there will be more smartphones using Infinity-O boring screens to meet us in the second half of the year.


Dual camera + punch screen


The back of the Google Pixel 4 XL still retains the design style of Google Pixel 3 XL, with two major changes. The Google Pixel 4 XL uses a rear dual camera, while the previous generation was only a single shot. Google Pixel 4 XL does not have a rear-end fingerprint module for its predecessor, but instead it is screen fingerprinting. As for whether it is an optical screen fingerprint or an ultrasonic screen fingerprint, it is still uncertain. The G-logo is printed on the back of this phone, which is undoubtedly one of the symbols of the Pixel series.


Of course, in addition to the above exposed design, another new patent based on Google suggests that Pixel 4 may have another completely different design. Maybe this is just a sketch of the design, but we see that there are no bangs or holes in the front of the fuselage, so this means that Pixel 4 may use the most popular pop-up camera.


Of course, we have reservations about this design, especially the fingerprint recognition sensor on the back. It seems that this design is very outdated, and the current screen fingerprint recognition has become the mainstream trend.

Configuration

Google Pixel 4 will use this year's flagship processor from Qualcomm's Opteron 855 processor, and the performance of this processor is also very powerful. In terms of the memory combination of the new machine, Google Pixel 4 will start with a 6GB+128GB memory combination, and the new machine will have a memory combination of 8GB+256GB. This memory combination is also the mainstream standard of Android. On the Pixel 4 combination camera, the Google Pixel 4 will be equipped with a rear-mounted single 48-megapixel camera. The camera also supports optical image stabilization. On the front camera of the new machine, the machine is equipped with a single 1200. The megapixel camera is such a combination. In other configurations of the new machine, Google Pixel 4 will support features such as wireless charging.

Or improve dual card dual standby function

The Pixel 4 may be equipped with the ability to allow users to switch between two regular networks, which is an update to the dual card dual standby feature compared to your previous Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 series. Both models are available with standard SIM card slots and eSIM support. Although you can support two different numbers at the same time, you can only make calls, text messages, or data traffic on one network, while the other number remains inactive. In other words, only one number can be activated at a time.


But Pixel 4 will be able to activate two different numbers and networks at the same time, but if one of them is used to make a call or text, the other one can't make a call or send a text message. This is similar to how the new iPhone and other Android phones operate.

Development code and running points

In April of this year, foreign media reported that the code name of Pixel 4 has appeared in the AOSP source code - called "Coral", which is a coral insect. The latest beta version of the Google app also mentions that the Pixel 4 XL is codenamed "Flame", meaning fireworks and fireworks.


Compared with the previous Pixel phones, these codes are a bit strange, and there seems to be no "flavor of fish." Previously Pixel phones have been codenamed fish, such as Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL's "blueline" (bluefin) and "crosshatch" (crosshair).


It is worth noting that the code name "Needlefish" appears in the code, meaning "European needlefish". This may be a new Android device, but the details are not rich at the moment.


Coral's running scores also appeared on the GeekBench website. As you can see from the page, Google Coral uses the Snapdragon 855 platform with 6GB of RAM and is powered by the Android Q system. GeekBench scored 3296 and multi-core score of 9235. Both scores were lower than those of other manufacturers. It is presumed that the system is still in the early stage of development, and the scores are not reduced due to optimization.


Google Coral running scores

Pixel 4 is equipped with the latest Android Q system

Like the Pixel flagship smartphones of the past generations, the Pixel 4 series will be the first smartphone to run the latest version of the Android Q system. Since the names of Google's operating systems are in alphabetical order, we will call them Android Q for the time being before Google officially announces the new system name. Although Android Q has not yet released a full version, the current beta has been released, and the new Android Q will have a system-wide night mode, new accessibility settings and improved face recognition and enhanced security as well as folding screens. Support for new features.

May be released in the October

This statement is not based on any rumors, but based on Google's regular judgment from the release of the first generation of Pixel in 2016. Google is now accustomed to releasing its flagship model in October, especially after the I/O Developers Conference in May. The October conference is usually for hardware release. So in addition to Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, we are also likely to welcome Google's next-generation smart home series at the press conference, as well as the rumored Pixel Watch smart watch.


If it is released in October, then Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are likely to be available in early November.

 

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