Google has published Pixel phones in october So it's been three years now that we expect a Pixel 4 and a Pixel 4 XL. As if on wheels, leaks have begun, although at this early stage it is a bit difficult to specify the details accurately. Still, there are some pieces of information that deserve to be examined, if only because the first set of rumors is plausible and the second set is strange – strange enough to be true.
First, we have the first traditional leak for any phone: supposed case and renders. The renderings come from Pricebaba (by way of OnLeaks) and shows a classic black slab that stands out a bit from Google's traditional design language. First, there does not seem to be a fingerprint sensor on the back. Secondly, although there is a speaker upstairs, there is no traditional stereo speaker at the bottom. Third, he has a big square camera bump.
Things to note about this "leak":
- We have not seen any previous leaks of Pricebababut the retweet of OnLeaks gives the patina reliability.
- The square camera hump, if it's accurate, will cause all kinds of silly battles between iPhone and Android fans, like the According to rumors, the iPhone 11 would have an almost identical bump with several cameras inside.
- The absence of fingerprint sensor is not surprising, but it is not clear if it means that the Pixel 4 will switch to some kind of facial recognition or sensor. 39; fingerprint integrated in the screen. Hope Google does not follow "all the above" from Samsung game book.
Today & # 39; hui Unbox Therapy posted a video of a piece of metal that they report is the model that a manufacturer would use to make holsters. You can watch it below:
Unbox Therapy Lewis Hilsenteger expects that there will be two rear-facing cameras (another first for Google), as well as a "spectral sensor" used on the Pixel 3 for S & H. Ensure that it properly handles flickering when recording LCDs. He also stated that there would be no notch on the screen, but rather a large scope with five different "imaging units" on the inside.
Then there is the strange rumor: Soli project, one of the futuristic projects on which Google works within its ATAP division. Soli is a motion-sensing technology that uses radar to detect tiny movements of the hand or finger in 3D space with millimeter accuracy. I had the last time to try the project Soli back in 2016, when I used prototypes in a smartwatch and a speaker:
Many ATAP projects have failed and, to be honest, I thought the same thing would happen to Soli. Although the division has shipped successfully his jacquard smart jacket, we have not heard much about Soli recently – aside from a confirmation of continuous research in technology earlier this year.
The reason we are talking about Soli is that there is a rumor pair suggesting that it could be embedded in Pixel 4 and used as a kind of control interface. 9to5Google reported on this possibility earlier today, writing "More specifically, we have heard that the Soli radar chip is integrated into the Google Pixel 4."
This shook the tree, because XDA developers followed with some details that he found inside the beta of Android Q which indicated a new mysterious feature specific to Pixel called "sensitive sensor". XDA "In the settings of the APK, Google has added several classes to determine whether to show or hide settings related to the 'Aware` sensor." He adds that there are also code for "ignore" and "silence", which points to possible multimedia playback controls.
We've already seen gesture control on Android phones, but it's been pretty difficult. The use of Project Soli radar to allow for finer control could theoretically make it a much better experience.
Will any of these problems unfold? Perhaps! When it comes to rumors, we often wait to see if they really corroborate or if they are simply based on the same initial discovery. It is possible that someone warned 9to5Google after seeing the code XDA developers found, but for the moment, it looks more like a corroboration.
Perhaps more importantly, all these rumors seem plausible Google's Pixel hardware has not really managed to differentiate itself, and a good motion sensor could do it. Google must also do something in addition to hitting a fingerprint sensor again at the back of the phone because the rest of the world of telephony has already evolved.
I would say that you will have to wait until October to know the truth about it, but the truth is that we will probably see a lot more rumors in the months to come. Heck, if history is a guide, Google will end up accidentally sell some of these things to someone before the official release.