Once again we have come across another leak before even its official launch. That’s right, three months before the official launch of Google Pixel 4 XL the phone’s rumored full3D CAD renders have been leaked. They come through Steve Hemmerstoffer, you might know him as OnLeaks who provided them to Pricebaba. Renders are not like the interesting kind of leak especially Google just tweeted out its own images. But it has a little extra information here.
As per the OnLeaks, the dimension of Google pixel 4 Xl will measure 160.4 x 75.2 x 8.2mm with a 6.25-inch display. By comparing it with the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus who has 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm with a 6.4-inch display. If we assume these measurements are correct it means that the S10 Plus is smaller across all three dimensions, despite having a larger screen. Since we are expecting them to have the same aspect ratio, the answer is the difference of bezels between these two sets.
The 6.25-inch phone appears to maintain the company’s staunch indifference to the war of notch attrition, forgoing the hole-punch camera from what appears to be a sizable top bezel. Probably there is something the company wants to explain while the competition sizzles in the market, from pop-up cameras to jamming them into displays.
Google will likely to give customers a justification about incorporating big displays, like to gives you two selfie camera options, scan your face, and maybe even detects tiny hand gestures in space using Project Soli radar. There would also be unspoken justifications, people hated giant notch on Pixel 3 XL so the company decided to make bigger bezel instead. However, the Pixel line is not supposed to be the most amazing phones. It is about the quality of Google software.
All of these speculations and rumors are the part of leak culture, but its also on Google as they have raised the stakes on itself by tweeting out its own photo. Add in some extra early in-the-wild photos and a growing consensus that the hardware we’re seeing here doesn’t even match early 2019 flagship phones.
The latest rumors do reveal some of the features which are coming to the phone. Like the handset appears to missing the rear fingerprint sensor, furthermore, the rumors also point out it will not have face unlock and Google is doing fingerprint readings through the screen, perhaps using Qualcomm tech. On the back is a triple-camera array, maintaining the company’s standard camera innovations. The phones are expected to be sold by most major carriers, this is the year Google needs to make the Pixel a genuine mass-market contender.