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In June 2019, Google officially showed off the back of the Google Pixel 4 phone on twitter after leaked images surfaced on the web, although we have yet to see the front of the device. The official image clearly shows at least two rear cameras and a third sensor of some kind in a large camera bump on the phone’s back. There’s also another tiny dot at the lower right of the camera module, which could be a microphone.

In July 2019, according to the ice universe's tweets, the images showed us the phone will have a large bezel on its top. They appear to confirm some suspicions, based on renders and dimensions of the phones: it’ll have some larger forehead and chin bezels that are bigger than competing phones like the S10 Plus or the OnePlus 7 Pro. Those bezels will cover up the variety of sensors and front-facing cameras that might otherwise have been hidden with a notch or popup camera.

While the last reveal gave us a look at the back of the phone, this one gives us a look at the front. Or more specifically, the top. Google has done away with the Pixel 3 XL’s ugly notch in favor of a less-unsightly strip above the screen containing its new motion-sensing radar called Soli. And it’s a much bigger array than last year’s dual camera.

From left to right, the sensors and cameras comprising Soli are as follows:

  •     Face unlock IR camera
  •     Front-facing camera
  •     Ambient Light/Proximity Sensor
  •     Audio port
  •     Soli radar chip
  •     Face unlock Dot Projector
  •     Face unlock IR camera
  •     Face unlock Flood illuminator

“As you reach for Pixel 4, Soli proactively turns on the face unlock sensors, recognizing that you may want to unlock your phone. If the face unlocks sensors and algorithms recognize you, the phone will open as you pick it up, all in one motion. Better yet, face unlock works in almost any orientation—even if you’re holding it upside down—and you can use it for secure payments and app authentication too.” (Excerpt from pcworld)


Source: tomsguide, theverge, iceuniverse, pcworld


Photo credit: iceuniverse, google official tweet

Brand: Google

Model: Pixel 4

Release Date: Oct, 2019

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News & Discussions

Pixel 4 Offers Face and Movement Recognition

Google's Pixel 4 now looks like the child of Samsung and Apple's crossover, and I low-key like it. I just don't think that the Face ID should be the key to confirm transactions or any other sensitive deals because it's easy to get it wrong.
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Phoenix
I don't like the facial features due to security reasons, but I have to admit that they're pretty cool. It's amazing how far technology has come and continues to advance.
Delilah
I'm all for competition, but come on Google, create something that's new and unique. I'm so bored of the same battles. Give us something creative that no one else is doing.

Is Google countering the rumors or simply promoting this product

I am not sure if there was some truth to the rumors but then, are companies to go this route so as to dispel untrue rumors? The launch date is expected to be in the month of October and probably the company hopes to make this device a major talking point.
Piperz
It feels like the 3 was just released yesterday! I suppose it's been several months. Google is really hoping to improve sales considering how disappointing the 3 performed.
Apocalips
Maybe they are just trying a different strategy. It does seem like Pixel 3 isn't as successful as they want, and they probably also want to get that design out first so they won't be seen as the copycat. I don't think Apple can back off now with... See more

Google playing catch-up

Pixel devices have always been launched around October and much as the launch is still month's away, a lot is already being said about the Google Pixel 4. If the rumors are to be believed, then this device could lack any physical buttons.
Carter
I don't see why smartphone makers are so against physical buttons. Is that something you all look for in a phone? I'd love to know why that elevates the phone's appeal.
Hazard
Well, my guess is that with time, physical buttons are prone to getting damaged and it gets pretty hard to replace these? It is just a matter of time before most of these smartphone companies get rid of these buttons.
Boilerplate
I'm surprised that Google's Pixel line doesn't sell better than it does. I'm not sure if it's because Google entered the market late or what, but the Pixel has the best smartphone camera and it works flawlessly with AR apps. Considering how much... See more
Hazard
Well, I would also have expected these devices to record more sales but perhaps consumers and potential buyers are looking at more than just the camera features. How about the cost?

New Google Pixel 4 Devoid of Physical Buttons?

Leaks, leaks, and more leaks. The latest gossip is that Google's Pixel 4 won't have any physical buttons at all. Sure, the Pixel 3 has just recently hit the scene, but what matters most is what's coming down the pipeline next.
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Clyde33
Sometime last year, the Front Page Tech YouTube channel leaked some accurate details about the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. I won’t be surprised if some of these rumors turned out to be true. I guess we’ll get used to these changes over time?
Pettyboop
I don't see why so many phone makers are interested in getting rid of physical buttons. Sometimes the screen freezes and the physical buttons are what lets you get things back on track by turning it off and on when nothing else works.

The Underdog To Watch Out For

One of the things that I would like Google to make in Pixel 4 is that it should be 5G ready. It would attract a lot of buyers as the talk of 5G is getting louder.

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In June 2019, Google officially showed off the back of the Google Pixel 4 phone on twitter after leaked images surfaced on the web, although we have yet to see the front of the device. The official image clearly shows at least two rear cameras and a third sensor of some kind in a large camera bump on the phone’s back. There’s also another tiny dot at the lower right of the camera module, which could be a microphone.

In July 2019, according to the ice universe's tweets, the images showed us the phone will have a large bezel on its top. They appear to confirm some suspicions, based on renders and dimensions of the phones: it’ll have some larger forehead and chin bezels that are bigger than competing phones like the S10 Plus or the OnePlus 7 Pro. Those bezels will cover up the variety of sensors and front-facing cameras that might otherwise have been hidden with a notch or popup camera.

While the last reveal gave us a look at the back of the phone, this one gives us a look at the front. Or more specifically, the top. Google has done away with the Pixel 3 XL’s ugly notch in favor of a less-unsightly strip above the screen containing its new motion-sensing radar called Soli. And it’s a much bigger array than last year’s dual camera.

From left to right, the sensors and cameras comprising Soli are as follows:

  •     Face unlock IR camera
  •     Front-facing camera
  •     Ambient Light/Proximity Sensor
  •     Audio port
  •     Soli radar chip
  •     Face unlock Dot Projector
  •     Face unlock IR camera
  •     Face unlock Flood illuminator

“As you reach for Pixel 4, Soli proactively turns on the face unlock sensors, recognizing that you may want to unlock your phone. If the face unlocks sensors and algorithms recognize you, the phone will open as you pick it up, all in one motion. Better yet, face unlock works in almost any orientation—even if you’re holding it upside down—and you can use it for secure payments and app authentication too.” (Excerpt from pcworld)


Source: tomsguide, theverge, iceuniverse, pcworld


Photo credit: iceuniverse, google official tweet

Brand: Google

Model: Pixel 4

Release Date: Oct, 2019

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