“The Pixel 4 XL is likely to be Google’s most premium smartphone in the upcoming Pixel lineup”
Google is likely to launch two smartphones in its upcoming flagship Pixel 4 series. Having already learned a great deal about the affordable Pixel 4 smartphone, it’s time for its elder sibling, the Pixel 4 XL. This handset will be more premium of the two Pixel models that go official later this year. Ahead of its release, PriceBaba, in association with the popular leakster @OnLeaks, has revealed the renders (CAD-based) and a 360-degree of the Pixel 4 XL smartphone. The images give us the first look of the handset and also reveal some interesting details.
First thing first, there will be no notch on the Pixel 4 XL smartphone. This will come as a relief to those who hated Google’s notch-display design on the Pixel 3 XL smartphone. On the other hand, the Mountain View company will be switching back to thick bezels around the display. The Pixel 4 XL renders reveal the bezel above the display will be thicker than the chin. The display still seems to feature a tall aspect ratio and, according to the report, it will measure 6.25-inch. The front camera seems to have the dual sensors, which is something we’ve seen in the last year’s Pixel 3 series as well. While we are not sure, it could be a primary lens paired with a wide-angle lens for group selfies. Alongside the cameras are two other sensors, whose functions are not known for now, though it is likely for a Face ID-type facial recognition system.
Turning the device over, the first thing you notice is the rear cameras. It looks like Google may offer a triple rear camera setup on the Pixel 4 XL. If you look closely at the handset’s square-shaped module in the image above, you can spot the third sensor opposite to the LED flash. The primary and secondary sensors are placed horizontally in the same module along with a microphone for noise cancellation. The sensors could be a regular lens, coupled with a telephoto and an ultra-wide-angle/ 3D ToF lens. Notably, the regular Pixel 4 is expected to feature dual cameras with a 16-megapixel telephoto lens along with a regular lens. The Pixel 4 XL could come with the same telephoto lens.
Another thing to note here is the fingerprint scanner. It’s neither at the back nor on the sides, which means the Pixel 4 XL could come with an in-display fingerprint scanner. The back panel will, of course, have a layer of glass to ensure wireless charging is supported, while the bottom edge will house the speaker grill and USB Type-C port. All the physical buttons will be on the right edge, including the Power button that has been painted white. The Pixel 4 XL is said to measure 160.4 x 75.2 x 8.2mm, with the thickness being 9.3mm around the camera bump.
There is no word on the Pixel 4 XL specifications at the moment, but it’s likely to have Snapdragon 855 SoC ticking at its core paired with up to 6GB of RAM. Both Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will come pre-loaded with Android Q out of the box. Other reports and leaks about the 2019 Google flagships have hinted at a new Display White Balance setting and colour options such as Mint Green, White, and Blue.