It almost seems like Google has already given up trying to stop its rampant leaks. Maybe even advantages in the fact that the interwebs take over the marketing for it. We are only a few weeks away from the official announcement, but the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL have already appeared in several places. Another practical example not only offers more photos of the devices, but also some insights into the not-yet-final experience with Google's newest Android king.
The design of the phone is no longer a secret and whether on the front or back, the aesthetics are indefinite. Nextrift specifically notes how strange the thick bezel looks at the top, unlike the rest of the face, which gives it an almost unbalanced appearance. However, this could have been a necessary compromise to include all the sensors there.
These sensors themselves could be somewhat controversial. Google will use face recognition and only facial recognition as a secure biometric for the Pixel 4 XL. At least in this pre-release version, it was neither impressive nor reliable. In addition, Project Soli's gesture-based system was nowhere to be found. Maybe it waited for the final software to land before it was activated.
The good news is that the hardware can be as good as advertised. The screen, which has been determined to always run at a refresh rate of 90 Hz, is said to be vibrant and bright. The cameras were good and more lifelike despite the software than the rich results of Samsung Galaxy S1
The site warns readers that, despite the similarities with previous leaks, the likelihood of Pixel 4 XL being unlikely. The software is also not final and hopefully will be improved by October 15th.