Google responds to Pixel Four rumors by… posting an image of the Pixel 4
Google’s first official image of the Pixel 4.
So that you need some Pixel Four information, do you? After rumors began flying that the Pixel Four would assist Challenge Soli, Google’s radar-based gesture chip, Google has supplied an official response. It is, uh, an image of the Pixel 4.
What you see above comes from Google’s official hardware-focused “Made by Google” Twitter account, which, together with the image, commented, “Effectively, since there appears to be some curiosity, right here you go! Wait ’til you see what it might do. #Pixel4.” That is definitely not what we’re used to from firm PR, however we’ll take it!
With Google’s official image, we are able to affirm a lot of issues in regards to the Pixel 4. First, there is a large sq. digital camera meeting that appears prefer it comes out of the cellphone fairly a bit. If the early renderings of the iPhone 11 from in-the-know individuals like OnLeaks are any indication, Google and Apple might have quite similar-looking units—from the again, at the least.
The massive digital camera block exhibits at the least two digital camera lenses, which might be an enormous change from Google’s present digital camera technique. Whereas opponents like Samsung pile an increasing number of rear cameras onto their units (the Galaxy S10 5G is as much as 4 rear cameras) Google has stubbornly caught to a single digital camera, selecting to deal with picture high quality over lens gimmicks. The 2 cameras, spaced comparatively far aside, may very well be used for issues like 3D sensing for Google’s ARCore library (which nonetheless would not assist enter from a number of cameras) or Google might simply be doing what everybody else is doing and together with a telephoto or wide-angle lens.
Apart from the LED flash and the cameras, there are additionally two holes within the digital camera block, presumably for sensors. The Pixel Three has a single sensor gap subsequent to the digital camera for a “Spectral + flicker sensor” to regulate the digital camera for issues like LED lighting and electronics shows (right here is a wonderful demo of it in motion), however two digital camera sensors would undoubtedly be a change. The Pixel 2 had two sensor holes across the digital camera for a laser autofocus setup, which was dropped from the Pixel 3.
One other essential revelation is what’s not on the again: a fingerprint sensor. The Pixel line has all the time had a rear fingerprint sensor, however these days we have been seeing an increasing number of units change to in-screen fingerprint readers. The flagships (and even some low-end units) from Samsung, OnePlus, and others all sport them. It could make sense for Google to leap on the newest smartphone biometrics development. There’s additionally the likelihood that Google goes the iPhone-route and dumps fingerprint sensors completely in favor of a face-based unlock technique.
There is not any telling what the entrance will seem like, however it’s nonetheless early days for the Pixel 4. If Google follows the identical schedule because the Pixel 3, anticipate a launch someday round October.