We are coming to the time of year when we expect leaks of the next Google Pixel phones. Although, traditionally, we did not expect these leaks to come from Google. After a handful of blurry spy photos, Google tweeted an image of the next Pixel 4 on its official screen. @MadeByGoogle Twitter account. The picture confirms some things about leaks, but leaves a lot to the imagination.
The leak of Google, if you can call it well, shows the phone at the back with the supposed square camera module in the corner. In the previous render leak, we had no details about what was inside this module. Now, it is clear that the phone has two cameras. This makes Pixel 4 the first in the series to have two rear-facing cameras and one flash in the camera module.
– Made by Google (@madebygoogle) June 12, 2019
Even with a single camera, Google phones have shamed most smartphones with their impeccable photos. A second camera means more data for Google's essentially magical photography algorithms, but it's unclear whether the secondary camera will be telephoto, wide-angle, monochrome, or whatever. There are also two non-camera holes in this module. Their goal is to guess.
The rest of the back is peculiar – there is no fingerprint sensor on the back, which confirms the previous leak. It could be under the screen or completely gone. We also do not see the front of the phone, so we can not tell if the Pixel 4 will have a display notch, a hole punch or neither. We can not say whether this new image shows pixels 4 or 4 XL – there can be no discernible difference from this point of view.
Google has never released the image of a future phone before an announcement, at least intentionally. However, it was very difficult to keep things secret. This Twitter article could indicate that Google was giving up staying ahead of leaks, or a much faster ad for Pixel 4.
We already know that Pixel sales 3 have been disappointingand the Pixel 3a makes Google's flagship phones much less attractive. We were expecting fourth-generation pixels to make their debut in October as the last three, but Google may be marketing Pixels 4 and 4 XL when Android Q is ready. This should happen around August.