It's July, three months before we expect it. They come via Steve Hemmerstoffer – you know him onLeaks – who provided them to Pricebaba . Renders are generally not the most sensitive of the leak, especially after the fact that the Pixel 4 XL.
OnLeaks is reporting that the Pixel 4 XL want measure 160.4 x 75.2 x 8.2mm with a 6.25-inch display. By comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus measures 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm with a 6.4-inch display. Assuming these specs are correct, that means that the S10 Plus is smaller across all three dimensions, while having a larger screen.
(Yes, I'm aware that in the weird world of phone specs in the US, we measure dimensions in millimeters and screen sizes by diagonal inches.)
I'll leave it to the precise screen-to-body ratio and the height Android phones like the S10 Plus, the OnePlus 7 Pro, and any
Those phones achieve those big screens sizes in (relatively) small bodies with clever (and expensive) manufacturing techniques and by finding a way to deal with the front-facing selfie camera. Some cut out the screen; others turn it into a pop-up camera from within the phone itself. The Pixel 4 is not going to go for all that: it's just going to unapologetically have a top bezel.
On the Pixel, the justification for this is doing some fancy things with all that space: it gives you two selfie camera options, scans your face, and maybe even tiny hand gestures in space using Project Soli Radar. There's also likely to be a big deal on the Pixel 3 XL so much, we just decided to make a bigger deal instead. Besides, the Pixel line is not expected to be the most amazing hardware. It's supposed to be about Google Software.
Pixel line: the most hardcore Android users do not seem to be as happy as they once were. Some of this is the result of persistent RAM issues with the pixel 3. Some of it is simply that it looks like the pixel 4 is a known quantity. Everybody's expectation is in line with what you might guess: best-in-class cameras, meh hardware, good clean software, and hopefully no major issues. Months before the release, I'm reading it about how it's disappointing. That's wild!
Pixels 4 according to @OnLeaks
Not the most stunning design in the world (classic pixels) but probably the camera king for another year
Crossing my fingers for SOMETHING else impressive. 120Hz display? 8GB of RAM? Anything ?? !! pic.twitter.com/Wvj9mwM7I2
– Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) July 8, 2019
All this speculation is part of the leak culture, but it's also important because Google raised the stakes on its own by tweeting out its own photo. 2019004] stakes. stakes. stakes.
As Marques Brownlee captures in the above tweet, there's a growing consensus that Google's Pixel 4 needs to be more than just "Made by Google". The needs of most major carriers, this is the year Google needs to make the pixel a genuine mass-market contender. But it looks like it's going down to the Android base.