In a completely unexpected move, Google posted a picture of its upcoming Pixel 4 smartphone on Twitter. This change comes months before the phone is officially announced at Google’s event that is usually scheduled in October.
The official Google Pixel Twitter account posted an image of the render that read, “Well, since there seems to be something of interest, here you go! Wait until you see what it can do.” the The latest performances of the Pixel 4 were leaked. Just a couple of days ago, and Google probably thought it best to release an official image.
Well, since there seems to be something of interest, here you go! Wait until you see what it can do. # Pixel4 pic.twitter.com/RnpTNZXEI1
– Made by Google (@madebygoogle) June 12, 2019
It seems that Google is, in fact, going with the massive camera module on the back, which confirms the previous leak. The module contains two cameras on the rear along with a third sensor which could be a time of flight or ToF sensor. Below the two camera sensors, there is an LED flash.
At the bottom edge, there is the company’s ‘G’ logo in gray or silver. Unlike the rear panel on the Pixel 3 or 3a series, here it has a consistent finish rather than a composite one. This means that the rear panel is made of a single material. Furthermore, the image also confirms a color variant that has been called ‘Just Black’ on previous devices.
Google only published the rear panel of the Pixel 4 and it’s still unclear what the camera setup looks like on the front. But nevertheless, according to SlashleaksThe company has apparently patented a screen design for a punch-hole front dual camera system with two front speakers. YouTuber Cover technology had reported that Pixel 4 devices would not have any physical buttons, but only capacitive ones. However, from the official image, the Pixel 4 appears to continue with the power button and volume controls (partially visible) as seen on the previous Pixel 3 and 3a series.
Google’s Pixel smartphones have been powering smartphone photography every time a new generation is released. And it’s been doing it with a single rear camera sensor, aided by its unrivaled AI post-processing. Adding multiple camera sensors to the rear can bring pixel miles ahead of the competition. However, that’s just speculation and we’ll know about Google’s choice of the second sensor and how well it performs after an official announcement in October.
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